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Emotional and behavioral disorders; EBD; transition; evidence-based practices


Transition from high school to adulthood is a difficult period of life for all youth, especially those with disabilities. Research indicates students with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) experience difficulties in transitioning to a postschool environment. Their postschool outcomes in the areas of education, employment, and community participation continue to concern researchers, practitioners, and families and, therefore, demand improvement. Identification and implementation of transition-related evidence-based practices is essential for teachers who work with students with EBD to increase the likelihood of positive adult outcomes for these students. Discussed in this article are transition-related recommendations and practical strategies that may be used by teachers and other education professionals preparing students with EBD for life after school.

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This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Preventing School Failure: Alternative Education for Children and Youth on 5/20/2019, available at