Substantiated Best Practices in Transition: Fifteen Plus Years Later Academic Article uri icon


  • Since the transition movement in the 1980s, numerous transition practices have been developed. Kohler (1993) provided a comprehensive review and analysis of transition best practices and divided them into substantiated and implied practices based on the existence of empirical evidence. Since that review was published, the field of transition has changed. The purpose of this article is to provide an updated review of transition best practices since Kohlers study. A total of 29 documents were collected that substantiated best transition practices. The resulting most- to least-substantiated practices were paid or unpaid work experience, employment preparation, family involvement, general education inclusion, social skills training, daily living skills training and self-determination skills training, and community or agency collaboration.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Landmark, L. J., Ju, S., & Zhang, D.

complete list of authors

  • Landmark, Leena Jo||Ju, Song||Zhang, Dalun

publication date

  • January 1, 2010 11:11 AM