Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
A Qualitative Study of the Transition From an Educational Setting to Adulthood for Youth With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD)
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Article Information
Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / School-Based Practice / Prevention and Intervention
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
A Qualitative Study of the Transition From an Educational Setting to Adulthood for Youth With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD)
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515376. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO3203
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515376. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO3203
Abstract

Date Presented 03/26/20

This phenomenological study sought to understand the perspectives of adolescents ages 16 to 21 with IDD who are transitioning out of an educational setting, as well as the perspectives of their parents. Results indicate that parents of adolescents with IDD do not feel adequately supported by the transition team. Themes related to team interaction, emotions, and communication will be discussed. Implications for the role of OT in successful transition will be shared.

Primary Author and Speaker: Rachel Tokarski

Additional Authors and Speakers: Jeryl Benson

Contributing Authors: Ashlyn Geubtner