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Wendy . Parent-Johnson, Ph.D.

Wendy . Parent-Johnson, Ph.D. Biography:

Wendy Parent, Ph.D., is Research Associate Professor and Assistant Director, Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities, a Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities at The University of Kansas. She has more than 25 years of experience in the areas of supported and customized employment and transition from school to work for individuals with severe disabilities.

Dr. Parent has published numerous book chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles related to transition and supported/customized employment and has coauthored several books on supported employment. In her efforts to build systems capacity and enhance employment and self-employment outcomes, she provides training and technical assistance to teachers, transition coordinators, families, rehabilitation counselors, job coaches, and individuals with disabilities. She is currently the president of the Kansas Rehabilitation Association and Kansas Association for Persons on Supported Employment (APSE): The Network on Employment and serves on the national Boards of the APSE Foundation and the National Rehabilitation Association. She serves on the editorial board of two journals: Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities and the Journal of Rehabilitation. Her areas of interest and research are supported/customized employment and transition from school to work for individuals with severe disabilities, with an emphasis on creative funding and support strategies, individual and family involvement, job-coach training and leadership, interagency collaboration and service delivery issues, and systems change.

Wendy . Parent-Johnson, Ph.D.'s Books

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  • Essentials of Transition Planning

    ISBN: 978-1-59857-098-4


    An invaluable one-stop guide to well-crafted transition plans, this book is a must for anyone supporting young people with disabilities as they cross the bridge to adulthood. Includes ready-to-use checklists and tools and practical, research-based guidance.

    Paperback $32.95 Qty:

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