ERIC Number: ED332033
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
NetWORK for Effective Transitions to Work. A Transition Coordinator's Handbook. Targeting Employment Series.
Izzo, Margo Vreeburg; Shumate, Katherine E.
This handbook is designed as a tool and resource document for school and agency personnel involved in the school-to-work transition of persons with disabilities. It includes forms, checklists, and sample documents. After a brief overview describing why transition has become a national priority, an individualized 4-year transition process is presented. This process uses both an Individualized Education Plan and an Individualized Transition Plan. It is recommended that school and agency personnel plan and coordinate services by using the Individualized Transition Planning and Record Sheet. Since a variety of school and agency personnel often have a role in the transition planning process, the roles and responsibilities of each potential participant--students, parents, school and agency personnel and employers--are described and discussed. Given the multitude of personnel involved in a smooth transition process, a section on team building discusses ways to assemble teams initially, develop interagency agreements, and work together to eliminate gaps in services so youth experience an effective transition process that results in employment. Twenty-two references and a glossary are provided, followed by these appendixes: Ohio Cooperative Agreement for Supported Employment; camera-ready masters; charts of organization service areas; outlines of legislation affecting transition; transparency masters; and capsule descriptions of exemplary transition programs. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Vocational and Career Education.; Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center on Education and Training for Employment.
Note: For a related report, see CE 058 037.