Welcome to the Transitions Web project page.
Adolescents ages 15-19 have a higher rate of traumatic brain injury (TBI) than any other age group. Recent research indicates that transition outcomes (post-secondary education completion, employment, independent living/community integration) are poor for this population and that students who receive special education services in high school do no better in these domains than those who do not. Despite the clear need to improve these outcomes, students with TBI rarely receive appropriate transition services, often because educators and transition personnel lack the knowledge and skills needed to tailor effective transition practices to this unique population.
The goal of this three-year project was to develop and evaluate the efficacy of an interactive, Web-based information and training program to improve transition outcomes for students with TBI. The project reached several audiences: 1) students with TBI learned skills in self-determination, self-advocacy, and problem-solving; 2) parents of students with TBI learned to better understand the challenges following TBI and how to support their children in the transition process; and 3) educators learned to increase their awareness of the needs of students with TBI and their families and to modify transition materials for these students.
Content from the Transitions Web project is incorporated into our website and current projects.
Todis, B. Glang, A., Bullis, M., Ettel, D., Hood, D. (2011). Longitudinal investigation of the post-high school transition experiences of adolescents with traumatic brain injury. Journal Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 26(2), 138-149. Abstract
Todis B. Glang, A. (2008). Redefining success: Results of a qualitative study of post-secondary transition outcomes for youth with traumatic brain injury. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 23(4), 252-263. Abstract
Funded by the US Department of Education. National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research.