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Dream big! : for young people with Down syndrome and their families / DOWN SYNDROME WA. -- [Perth]: Down Syndrome WA, 2014. 20 p. ; 30 cm.

This booklet contains positive stories of young people with Down syndrome, their jobs and other interests, activities and achievements. Each person explains how they got where they are, some of the supports they use and their stories include tips from parents about how they helped their child. It is designed to encourage young people and their families to dream big and plan new pathways for life after school. It also aims to encourage support professionals, educators and employers to have a positive approach in helping young people with Down syndrome prepare for adult life.

SC/DOW DRE [P16023]

An examination of post school options programs for young people with a disability / THE MORELAND Group Training Technologies; JO STANTON CONSULTANCY. 1994. 1v

CC 331.598 EXA [P08429]

A foot in the door : a program to enhance work experience opportunities for high school leavers with a disability, incorporating the Big Plan. Program manual / Kane, Sebastian; Moore, Steve. -- Cannington, WA: Canning Coalition, 2009. 38 p.; 30 p.

This manual describes a new program designed to help develop work experience opportunities for young people with a disability.

CC 331.598 KAN [P12568]

Inclusive programming for high school students with autism or Asperger's syndrome / Wagner, Sheila. -- Arlington, Tex.: Future Horizons, Inc. 2009. xxiii, 392 p. ; 28 cm.

This comprehensive guide is to give parents and teachers help to give their child or student the best possible high school experience. The author provides strategies and solutions for before, during and after high school. Topics include transitioning from middle school, IEP goals and objectives, accommodations/modifications, course selections, developing friendships, dating, bullying, graduation requirements, zero-tolerance and discipline standards, driving permits, preparing for college, employment options, transitioning to the adult world, and planning for inclusion into the community.

SC/AUT WAG [P14921]

Kick-starting your child's career journey : a guide for families of young people with disability / Robertson, Sue. -- [Perth]: Developmental Disability WA;National Disability Services, 2016. 35 p. ; 30 cm.

This guide provides information to help families plan for their child's future employment. It discusses starting early while children are in school to consider options that may be available to them, raising an interesting person who has interests and hobbies that will help develop social skills, working in partnership with schools to develop a school-to-work transition plan. It also highlights important points to consider when choosing an employment support provider and different types of avenues to work including traineeships, creating your own business. This guide is also available online at

CC 331.59 ROB [P16030;P16031]

Life beyond the classroom : transition strategies for young people with disabilities / Wehman, Paul. -- Balt.: Paul H. Brookes, c1992. 459p.

CC 331.598 WEH [P03868 ]

Making our own way? Transition from school to adulthood in the lives of people who have learning difficulties / Ryan, Tony. -- London: Values Into Action, 1997. 31p

The report assesses the impact of British legislation dealing with transitional planning for young people with an intellectual disability who are about to leave school.

CC 331.598 RYA [P08228]

Personalisation in practice : supporting young people with disabilities through the transition to adulthood. / Franklin, Suzie; Sanderson, Helen. -- London;Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley, 2014. 125 p. ; 23 cm.

This book demonstrates how the personalisation of support and services works in practice. The authors describe how Jennie, a young person with autism and learning difficulties, was supported through the transition from school to living independently using simple, evidence-based person-centred planning tools. Jennies's story illustrates the importance of quality person-centred reviews, dispels the myths surrounding Individual Service Funds and personal budgets and demonstrates how families, schools and other agencies can work collaboratively to help young people with disabilities move into adulthood with more choice and control over their lives, and with better life prospects.

CC 362.38 FRA [P15198]

Quick-guides to inclusion 2: ideas for educating students with disabilities / Giangreco, Michael F. Ed. -- Baltimore, Md: Paul H Brookes, 1998. 139 p.

A user friendly tool for making inclusion work in the classroom. Topics covered include adapting the curriculum, instructional strategies, communication systems in the classroom, administration in inclusive schools and transition from school to adult life.

CC 370 QUI [P08491]

The really useful leaving school book : 15 - 18 years / DOWN SYNDROME WA. -- [Perth]: Down Syndrome WA, 2014. 16 p. ; 30 cm.

This book is designed to help families work through decisions about leaving school. It provides a guide to thinking about skills children have, skills they need to build upon and opportunities that are available to them when they leave school. Suggestions are listed where people may find support for further training, volunteering, life skills and recreation. It includes tips for parents on how to work with schools and local coordinators to create an effective partnership and ideas on what to do when things aren't going as planned.

SC/DOW REA [P16024]

Thinking ahead : students with Autism moving to high school and beyond / AUTISM ASSOCIATION OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA. -- [Perth]: Autism Association of Western Australia, 2017. 106 p. ; 30 cm.

This book, about the transition from primary school to high school and beyond, is written for young people with ASD, parents, teachers, caregivers and others who may be involved. It provides information to support transitions, along with many strategies to help during these potentially difficult times.

SC/AUT AUT [P16095;P16096]

Transition or transformation? : helping young people with Autistic spectrum disorder set out on a hopeful road towards their adult lives / Clements, John; Hardy, Julia; Lord, Stephanie. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2010. 170 p. ; 23 cm.

This book describes a programme developed over a number of years by teachers at a school for young people with ASD, which successfully enables autistic pupils to achieve their full potential. The authors explain in detail the challenges faced by the young people at the school and show how, encouraged by a culture of optimism and hopefulness, the programme developed their confidence and skills, with the result that many of them are now in employment. (Book cover) It also provides an exploration of the styles and techniques for building relationships, and concludes with a reflection on leadership and culture. Here the authors demonstrate that if the approach is adopted by an entire school and not just a handful of teachers, it really can work.

SC/AUT CLE [P13310]

We can dream : ways of planning for the future for young people with autistic disorders / Davies, Jill; Burke, Christine; Mattingly, Molly. -- London: Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities, 2009. 19 p. ; 30 cm.

This booklet is for young people and their families, friends and supporters to read and talk about together. It is based on the stories of four young people and is aimed to give good ideas on what to do when a person with learning disabilities leaves full time education so that they can have a meaningful life. It seeks to demonstrate that with careful planning, time and the right people to help- change can happen. It looks at ways of supporting people with autism through the person centred process. Can be downloaded at

CC 362.38 DAV [P12854]

Where did the time go : transition to adult life / Dileo, Dale. -- St. Augustine, Fl: Training Resource Network, 2002. 22 p.

Looks at the key issues of transition planning for students leaving school and into adulthood. The book discusses mapping life goals, community, recreation, education and employment.

CC 331.598 DIL [P10557]