Universal Design for Transition: The Educators' Guide for Equity-Focused Transition Planning (Paperback)

Universal Design for Transition: The Educators' Guide for Equity-Focused Transition Planning By Laron Scott, Colleen Thoma, Jan Hasbrouck (Foreword by) Cover Image

Universal Design for Transition: The Educators' Guide for Equity-Focused Transition Planning (Paperback)


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For students with disabilities from historically marginalized backgrounds, inequities in education and support services often lead to negative post-school outcomes. Promote successful adult lives for all students with disabilities--including historically marginalized culturally and linguistically diverse learners--with the new edition of this guide to the universal design for transition (UDT) framework.

Like the popular first edition, this important text prepares teachers, transition coordinators, and principals of Grades 6-12 to apply the principles of universal design for learning to transition planning for all learners with disabilities. This reimagined guide adds an equity lens, so that educators can understand the needs of historically marginalized racially and ethnically diverse students and create culturally responsive and sustaining instruction, supports, and services as students approach transition age. Practical tips, examples, and downloadable tools help teachers apply the UDT framework successfully, and the voices of experienced educators provide guidance and insight throughout. Equally useful as a textbook and an in-service resource, this new edition will get educators ready to help all students with disabilities build fulfilling adult lives that reflect their goals and dreams.


  • Reduce student opportunity gaps related to academic achievement and transition planning
  • Incorporate the rich cultural heritage of historically marginalized students when planning their academic and transition curriculum
  • Master the components of UDT, including multiple means of assessment, student self-determination, multiple life domains, and use of multiple resources and perspectives when making decisions
  • Prepare students for key aspects of adult life: employment, postsecondary education, community living, and social inclusion and engagement
  • Create culturally sustaining IEPs that honor the complexities of diverse students and families
  • Promote equitable access to and use of technology with a UDT approach


  • New focus on culturally responsive practices and supports
  • Updated research throughout
  • New and expanded coverage of key topics such as community living options, use of technology and multimedia resources, and weaving social outlets and leisure activities into UDT
  • All-new examples, resources, teaching tips, vignettes, and case studies
Product Details ISBN: 9781681256023
ISBN-10: 1681256029
Publisher: Brookes Publishing Company
Publication Date: October 2nd, 2023
Pages: 280
Language: English