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Transitions are a part of everyday life. They occur frequently, requiring individuals to stop an activity, move from one location to another, or begin something new. Transitions can be challenging for individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). This module will provide promising practices in transition strategies with specific examples that may be used as models for developing transition interventions for your learner with ASD.

Estimated Time to Complete: 1 hour

  • What's Included
  • 24 pages
  • Pre/post-assessments
  • Optional $10 certficate
  1. Describe why transition strategies are important when working with individuals with ASD
  2. Identify several transition strategies
  3. Identify how and when the supports may be implemented
  4. Apply a variety of identified research in the development of learners' transition supports

Module Authors

Kara Hume, Ph.D.

Dr. Kara Hume is an Associate Professor in the School of Education at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She has worked in the field of special education for 25 years in various capacities, including classroom teacher and in-home interventionist, as well as the Principal or Co-Principal Investigator on over $12 million dollars of funded research. Dr. Hume's research focuses on increasing access for individuals with developmental disabilities to high quality community-based interventions. This work has resulted in over 50 publications, with two recognized by the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee as top 20 yearly scientific advances.

Module Contributors

Indiana Resource Center for Autism

The Indiana Resource Center for Autism staff conduct outreach training and consultations, engage in research, and develop and disseminate information on behalf of individuals across the autism spectrum, including autism, Asperger's syndrome, and other pervasive developmental disorders. Our efforts are focused on providing communities, organizations, agencies, and families with the knowledge and skills to support children and adults in typical early intervention, school, community, work, and home settings

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Content for this module was developed by The Indiana Resource Center for Autism

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