Transition strategies for adolescents and young adults who use AAC – Publication

Cover of Transition textbookThis edited text provides strategies for supporting successful transitions to adult life for individuals who use AAC. The book includes a series of chapters on common goals for individuals with complex communication needs – many of the chapters are co-written by individuals with complex communication needs. (link)



1. Supporting Successful Transitions to Adult Life for Individuals Who Use AAC

David B. McNaughton & Pamela Kennedy

2. Self-Determination and Young Adults Who Use AAC

David B. McNaughton, Tracy Rackensperger, Michael L. Wehmeyer, & Sandra Wright

3. Literacy Instruction For Transition-Age Youth Who Use AAC: What Is And What Could Be

Beth E. Foley & Julie A. Wolter

4. Making School Matter: Supporting Meaningful Secondary Experiences for Adolescents Who Use AAC

 Erik W. Carter & John Draper

5. Post-High School Transition Supports and Programs in Postsecondary Education for Young Adults Who Use AAC

 Christy A. Horn & Randy Joe May

6. Developing Skills, “Making a Match,” and Obtaining Needed Supports: Successful Employment for Individuals Who Use AAC

 David B. McNaughton, Anthony Arnold, Sam Sennott, & Elizabeth Serpentine

7. “Activity Brings Community into Our Lives”: Recreation, Leisure, and Community Participation for Individuals Who Use AAC

 John Dattilo, Elizabeth Benedek-Wood, & Lateef McLeod

8. The Language of Love: Sexuality and People Who Use AAC

 Dave Hingsburger

9. Preparing Youth Who Use AAC to Communicate with Their Personal Assistants

 Barbara Collier & Hazel Self

10. Medical and Health Transitions for Young Adults Who Use AAC

 Sue Balandin & Annalu Waller

11. AAC Considerations During the Transition to Adult Life

Laura J. Ball, Korey Stading, & Denise Hazelrigg

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