ERIC Number: ED277835
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Transition: A Team Approach. A Process Handbook.
North Dakota State Board for Vocational Education, Bismarck.; North Dakota State Dept. of Public Instruction, Bismarck. Div. of Special Education.; North Dakota State Dept. of Human Services, Bismarck. Div. of Vocational Rehabilitation.
This manual is intended to assist families, teachers, and other personnel in helping disabled students make the transition from school to work and adult life. The first section provides an overview of the transition process and outlines a four-step transition model that consists of input and foundation, the actual transition process (which calls for cooperation among parents, students, secondary schools, and providers of rehabilitation and supportive services), employment and adult outcomes, and follow-up. The second section summarizes the roles of the various members of the transition team and details the transition plan. Discussed in the third section are the following aspects of the process of transition team planning: responsibilities of the individual team members, the process of transition plan development, adult service programs, service roles, provision of a continuum of services, options (financial support, day, residential, and leisure/recreation services) available in North Dakota communities, procedures for accessing services, and a transition checklist. A bibliography concludes the guide. Attachments to the guide include sample individualized education program (IEP) transition plans, an application packet, an application checklist for adult services, program synopses, a service directory, a glossary, and an outline of the four-step transition model. (MN)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Check Lists, Cooperative Planning, Day Programs, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Educational Planning, Financial Support, Individualized Education Programs, Leisure Time, Parent Participation, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Postsecondary Education, Records (Forms), Residential Programs, Secondary Education, Special Education, Teamwork, Transitional Programs, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Parents
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Dakota State Board for Vocational Education, Bismarck.; North Dakota State Dept. of Public Instruction, Bismarck. Div. of Special Education.; North Dakota State Dept. of Human Services, Bismarck. Div. of Vocational Rehabilitation.