ERIC Number: ED333694
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Supplement for Transition Coordinators. A Curricular Approach to Support the Transition to Adulthood of Adolescents with Visual or Dual Sensory Impairments and Cognitive Disabilities.
O'Neill, John; And Others
This handbook supplement, for transition coordinators, is part of a packet intended to aid educators, families, and adult service providers to facilitate the transition from school to adult life in the community for students with both cognitive disabilities and visual or dual sensory impairments. Emphasis is on transition planning and community based instruction, including vocational experiences. Section I looks at transition planning including establishing a model of school based transition planning, the individualized transition planning (ITP) process, and the adult service system. Laws and entitlements are reviewed in Section II including Social Security benefits, Department of Labor regulations, and guardianship and financial planning. Most of the document consists of the following appendices: an ITP form; parent input forms and instructional staff questionnaire; a reference list (8 references); publishers' addresses; product list; state mental retardation and developmental disabilities agencies; state rehabilitation agencies serving persons with visual impairments; state vocational rehabilitation agencies; and state protection and advocacy agencies. Five supplemental appendices list New York State offices including: district offices of the Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities; regional offices of protection and advocacy agencies; independent living centers; borough/district Developmental Services offices; and offices of Social Security. (DB)
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Community Based Instruction (Disabilities), Education Work Relationship, Financial Support, Individualized Programs, Legislation, Mental Retardation, Multiple Disabilities, Planning, Rehabilitation, Secondary Education, Transitional Programs, Visual Impairments
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept. Albany. Office for the Education of Children with Handicapping Conditions.; Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Jewish Guild for the Blind.; City Univ. of New York, NY. Hunter Coll.
Identifiers: New York
Note: For related documents, see EC 300 449-453.