Title

School Counselors & Vocational rehabilitation counselors: Collaborating for high school students with disabilities success

Authors

Shirlene Smith

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2015

Abstract

Early transition service activities assist students with disabilities to move from high school into the community and the world of work. In collaboration with students and families, it is imperative that the community transition team is involved in the planning process early instead of waiting until the student with a disability graduates from high school. The purpose of this article is to illustrate the importance of partnership between school counselors and vocational rehabilitation counselors to facilitate successful transition from school to work, community, and adulthood for students with disabilities. The article reviews the literature that describes each professional’s role and responsibilities and provides recommendations for streamlined consultation, collaboration, and advocacy services for students with disabilities.

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