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Type of Document Dissertation
Author Griffin, Megan Marie
URN etd-07092012-113209
Title Participation in transition planning among high school students with autism spectrum disorders
Degree PhD
Department Special Education
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Dr. Robert M. Hodapp Committee Chair
Dr. Carolyn Hughes Committee Member
Dr. Deborah D. Hatton Committee Member
Dr. Erik W. Carter Committee Member
Dr. Julie L. Taylor Committee Member
Keywords
  • transition planning
  • autism spectrum disorders
Date of Defense 2012-06-28
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
Using a national dataset, this study investigated the predictors of attendance and participation in transition planning meetings among youth with autism spectrum disorders. The combination of four variables predicted student attendance. Attendance was positively related to expressive communication skills, percentage of time in general education, and frequency of discussions at home about transition. Attendance was negatively related to parent involvement at school. The combination of five variables predicted active participation. Participation was positively related to self-advocacy skills, percentage of time in general education, and frequency of discussions at home about transition. Older students were less likely to participate actively than younger students, and African American students were less likely to participate than Caucasian students. Implications for research and practice are discussed.
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