Transition Needs Assessment for Students with Disabilities at Northwestern High School
The purpose of this study was to determine the needs and desires of students with disabilities after high school completion. Our specific study focused on students with disabilities of all ages at Northwestern High School; the participants were selected by case managers at the school. Data was collected through a questionnaire with closed-ended questions. The majority of students identified college as what they would like to do after high school; a large number also expressed wanting to move out of the Maple, Wisconsin, area. Money, job prospects, and transportation were identified as major concerns. The data collected will be useful to Northwestern High School and Superior Vocations Inc. in creating additional services and learning opportunities to fully prepare students for the lives they want to live after high school.
Faculty Mentor: Patty Beech-Dziuk