Credits and References

Best Practices in Planning for Transition

Reference this module as:

Morningstar, M.E., Lattin, D.L., Erickson, A.G. (2008). Best practices in planning for transition. [Online Training Module].  Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas, Department of Special Education. Retrieved from:


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