Educating Students with Intellectual Disability and Autism Spectrum Disorder Book 4: Academics, Life Skills, Transition
Educating Students with Intellectual Disability and Autism Disorder is a comprehensive resource, providing educators with the most up-to-date information on what works in real classrooms with real students. Academic, Life Skills, and Transition, the fourth and final book in the series, takes up the controversial topic of what to teach—should the focus be on academics or on functional or life skills?—and stresses that the education of students with ID and ASD should involve both. As in previous books in the series, authors cover a range of topics, reviewing the research base for recommendation strategies, and provide real-life case studies illustrating how to implement best practices.
- Chapter 1: Academics
- Chapter 2: Life Skills and Community Participation
- Chapter 3: Vocational Education and Training
- Chapter 4: Transition and Adult Like Outcomes
- Chapter 5: Sexuality Education
Jordan C. Shurr
Jordan C. Shurr is Associate Professor of Special Education at Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada. Previously, he has worked as a special education teacher, assistive technology consultant, and camp inclusion coordinator. Jordan’s research interests include the profession of teaching students with significant disabilities as well as supporting meaningful access to the academic curriculum. In addition to teaching and research related to education, he enjoys spending time outdoors with his family.
Bree A. Jimenez
Bree A. Jimenez is a special education research consultant with Mater Dei School, New South Wales, Australia and Honorary Associate in Special Education with the Faculty of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney. Her most recent research focuses on the use of teacher-directed professional development, including mentoring and coaching within the school environment, to support the implementation of research- and evidence-based strategies for students with intellectual disability and autism.
Emily C. Bouck
Emily C. Bouck is Professor of Special Education at Michigan State University, East Lansing. Her research interests surround the effect of educational programming on outcomes for students with disabilities, specifically helping students with disabilities by providing effective mathematics and functional curricula in both school and post-school contexts. Dr. Bouck is the co-author of the CEC publication Footsteps Toward the Future: Implementing a Real-World Curriculum for Students With Developmental Disabilities.