ERIC Number: ED240797
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Moving: A Format for Providing Functional Information for Persons with Severe Disabilities Transferring to Another Home.
King, Ray; Burton, Kathy
To ease the transition from institutions to other school districts, the Sunland (Florida) Public School developed "transfer packets" for each severely mentally and physically handicapped person who was moving. Written by teachers, therapists, medical and other professional staff, the packets contain information regarding individual student's medical needs, likes and dislikes, educational strengths and weaknesses, individualized programs, and other pertinent details. Pictures of each student engaged in the actual activities accompany the narrative material. Planning considerations involved issues of format, production, and resources. Success of the approach relied on coordination with receiving districts and the residential facilities. Although conndered a good idea, the packets were found to be expensive in terms of staff time. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Leon County Schools, Tallahassee, FL.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for the Severely Handicapped (10th, San Francisco, CA, November 3-5, 1983).