In this study I examined in depth the perspectives of stakeholders in Manitoba on the development and implementation of a transition follow-up system (TFS) for youth with disabilities. I conducted focus groups and individual interviews with a total of 76 stakeholders and obtained qualitative data. The stakeholders who participated in this study included youth with disabilities, parents of youth with disabilities, high school special education/resource teachers, student services administrators, principals, adult service providers, government representatives, university faculty members, and advocates. The key themes identified are: purpose of TFS, ensuring accurate and reliable data, utilizing existing data-collection practices, government vs. non-government as administrator, multiple data collection, target population of a TFS, ensuring confidentiality and privacy, analyzing individual and program specific information, and information of interest.
Park, Y. (2014) Transition Follow-up System Development for Youth with Disabilities: Stakeholders’ Perspectives. Exceptionality Education International, 24, 31-46. Retrieved from http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/eei/vol24/iss2/3