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The book in which this chapter appears describes research-based methods of teaching students with severe disabilities, including students with autism and functional skill needs. The book reflects the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments of 1997 in all chapters, particularly those that deal with transition and families. The book, which reinforces its comprehensive research base with current studies, is intended for educators and school administrators.


Zuna, N., Turnbull, A. P., & Turnbull, H. R. (2011). Fostering family-professional partnerships. In M. Snell & F. Brown (Eds.), Instruction of students with severe disabilities (7th ed.). Columbus, OH: Merrill.

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