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Unformatted text preview: Kaitlin McCann Abstract 1 This article focuses on the transition from high school special education from a parental perspective in Ireland. The population of participants ranged from age 42-65 years old, including four married couples and four single mothers. The children whom were being discusses ranged from 19 to 24 and all fell in the mild to moderate range. The aim of this study was to address the different gaps in knowledge among these parents, focusing on the impact that parents have during transition from high school to mainstream settings. Some of the main factors that were found to create barriers during the transition process included: inaccessible, unreliable adult service systems, lack of information, or knowledge regarding options and supports, lack of student of family involvement in educational or transition plans, waiting lists for adult services, poorly coordinated transition planning, lack of work experiences during school, transition plans not addressing all aspects of adult life, and a...
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