ERIC Number: ED344380
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Early Childhood through Post-School Transition Planning: A Comprehensive Outcomes-Based Model for Special Education.
Choisser, Lucy; Kiburz, Paul
This guide attempts to describe an outcome-oriented transition model and planning process that educators, families, and community service providers have found feasible to implement; that results in relevant educational interventions for individual students; and that reflects promising practices in the field of education. The intent is to provide a "picture" of what promising practices may entail and the steps that will allow educators to replicate the "picture" in their schools. Chapter One presents the goals of transition planning, the transition model developed by Area 10 of Iowa's Department of Education, and assumptions for model implementation. Chapter Two describes the transition planning process and considerations for implementing the process at each model level. Chapter Three offers suggestions on ways to assess student preferences and to involve students in the planning process. Chapter Four provides considerations for and examples of including transition goals and objectives in the Individualized Education Program. Chapter Five discusses the area of post-school community adjustment, interagency collaboration, the provision of an array of service options, follow-along/follow-up services to graduates, and program evaluation activities. Appendices provide samples of long-term planning worksheets, information on establishing a transition advisory committee, and follow-up/follow-along tools. (39 references) (JDD)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Advisory Committees, Agency Cooperation, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Education Work Relationship, Educational Planning, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Individualized Education Programs, Long Range Planning, Models, Outcomes of Education, Program Implementation, Social Integration, Student Participation, Transitional Programs
Grant Wood Area Education Agency, Special Education Division, 4401 Sixth Street S.W., Cedar Rapids, IA 52404-4499 ($25.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Administrators
Authoring Institution: Grant Wood Area Education Agency. Cedar Rapids, IA.