Involving Key Community Partners in the Implementation of Effective Practices

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This “View From the Field” column is part of a series highlighting the important roles stakeholders (e.g., peers, families, community members) and school staff have in supporting the implementation of effective practices (i.e., evidence-based, research-based) for students with disabilities. In previous columns in this series, Rowe et al. (2022) described the various roles peers have in the implementation of effective practices. Authors highlighted strategies for developing and sustaining peer support programs in schools to support students with disabilities. Garbacz et al. (2022) followed with a column focused on approaches to promote parent collaboration in the implementation of effective practices. In this column, we describe how different community stakeholders can successfully partner with school intervention teams to improve transition outcomes. We offer examples of effective practices community stakeholders can implement to support successful transition outcomes.