Jeanne Hager Burth, EdD is a dedicated educator and child advocate who has been working in the field of education for 38 years. Currently holding the positions of Associate Professor and Director of Field Placement and Teacher Certification at University of Pittsburgh, she has also served in the roles of principal, Professor of Educational Studies, Professor of Literacy Studies, teacher of elementary, learning support, and gifted education. She acted as the Western PA Director for the PA Multi-region STEM Math and Science Partnership Grant, Director of Kids in College at Penn State University, and does consultation work in education.
This book is an exceptional resource that provides
practical, step-by-step activities to support students with autism
and related disorders who are transitioning from school-age to
adulthood. This great collection of ideas is a fantastic resource
for teachers, families, and related service providers.
Jennifer Suppo, Ed.D., Associate Professor of Special Education from the University of Pittsburgh and parent of a beautiful daughter who is diagnosed with autism
Dr. Burth has deftly filled a niche in this book with great, aptly leveled, realistic activities that can help your child or client to be involved in making choices for an exciting future. Drawing upon excellent, field tested examples, you can tap into motivating exercises and discussions. As a program director devoted to foster children, I believe this collection can play a key role to engage ASD youth in transition to adulthood planning.
Karen Burns, Executive Director, CASA of Westmoreland, Inc.
I believe that Dr. Burth's book offers an exceptional and realistic insight into the needs of special need students as they enter the adult world. Unlike many of the textbooks and resources available to instructors, that offer teaching strategies and pedagogy, this book offers insight from the student's perspective. I believe that this book has the potential to be a tremendous resource for those involved in preparing our future teachers to deal with the challenges of special need students.
Dr. Daniel J Shelley, University Professor Emeritus, Robert Morris University