"For more than two decades, the trusted Life Beyond the Classroom text has shaped the practices of thousands of professionals helping students make a smooth transition from school to adulthood. Now this landmark textbook is in a NEW fifth edition-updated with the cutting-edge information professionals need in today's changing world, as young people with disabilities face unprecedented financial, family, employment, and educational challenges. A definitive compendium of up-to-date, evidence-based transition research, this expanded new edition takes Life Beyond the Classroom to the next level. Future professionals will get all the latest best practices and timely research on the full spectrum of transition topics, from assessment and assistive technology to social skills and self-determination. And with the unparalleled new package of multimedia instructor materials online (see below), instructors will enhance their teaching with videos, activities, PowerPoint slides, and a convenient test bank. With this comprehensive revision of a pioneering text, the next generation of professionals will be fully prepared to give young people with disabilities appropriate, effective, and individualized support as they navigate our increasingly complex society. What's New: New chapters on critical topics; working with families; multicultural transition planning; teaching social skills; secondary curriculum options; Multimedia instructor materials online; Fresh contributions by highly regarded early career professionals; All chapters completely revised and updated; The very latest research, statistics, and legislation; More practical strategies, case studies, and photos; Updated annotated lists of helpful online resources; Improved, more user-friendly design"--Provided by publisher.