Special Education M.A.

Number of Pages


Year Approved


First Advisor

Strand, Charles

Second Reader

Karin Farrington;


This thesis is a research project focusing on Transition Services for students with autism spectrum disabilities (ASD). Research was completed regarding evidence-based and effective transition practices. The findings were organized specific to the transition requirements for the state of Minnesota. Minnesota mandates that five areas be evaluated for students with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs): employment, postsecondary education, home living, recreation & leisure, and community participation. These categories should address the students' needs which ultimately lead to as successful of a transition into adulthood as possible. The goal of this thesis is to consolidate these practices and information as well as to help guide these important students to experience a well adjusted independent adult life to the best of their ability level.

Degree Name

Special Education M.A.

Document Type

Masterʼs thesis