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For young people with disabilities, crossing the bridge to adulthood will be empowering instead of intimidating¿when their support teams know the essentials of effective transition planning. Now all the fundamentals of well-crafted transition plans are collected in one concise quick-guide, from one of the top authorities on helping young people live fulfilling adult lives. The keystone of an innovative new series of practical transition guides, this down-to-earth guidebook is a must for educators, service providers, and all others navigating the complex process of transition planning. With their clear research-based guidance, vivid examples, and ready-to-use checklists and tools, Paul Wehman and a select group of expert contributors help readers plan transition at both individual and community levels, develop individualized curricula, and strengthen students¿ academic and functional skills. To make key concepts come to life, the book gives readers realistic case studies of students with a range of disabilities, analyzing both success stories and situations in which a different approach could have led to better outcomes. And with the ¿fast facts¿ in every chapter, readers will have quick insights from current research to inform their students¿ transition plans. This book is Volume I in The Brookes Transition to Adulthood Series¿a new series of short, research-to-practice guidebooks developed for all professionals helping young people with disabilities lead successful, fulfilling adult lives.