Moving Transition Forward
The Moving Transition Forward: Exploration of College-based and Conventional Transition Practices for Students with Intellectual Disability and Autism (ID/A) project examines the composition and impact of existing transition practices for students with ID/A. In this Institute for Education Sciences (IES)-funded project, we are conducting a series of seven secondary analysis studies with two national datasets.
About the Project
Moving Transition Forward: Exploration of College-based and Conventional Transition Practices for Students with Intellectual Disability and Autism (ID/A) is a research project comprised of three-phases of analysis on data collected about students attending high schools and college-based transition programs across the U.S. to define, explore, and compare critical aspects of two transition approaches:
- a college-based transition experience provided via partnership between local education agencies (LEAs) and institutions of higher education (IHEs), and
- a conventional transition experience offered by a LEA in a high school or community setting.
The Moving Transition Forward Theory of Change shown below reflects our intent to explore the malleable factors and test moderating and mediating relationships, resulting in identifying recommendations to improve transition experiences for students with ID/A.
This project is funded by Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER), Special Education Research Grants competition (Award number: R324A190085).