ERIC Number: ED288284
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Sep
Developing Your State Team: Why and How. Collaborative Planning: Transition from School to Work. National Leadership Institute for Personnel in Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Handicapped.
Simpson, Frank; And Others
Intended for state team members developing state-wide collaborative agreements between education and rehabilitation agencies to aid in the transition of blind and visually handicapped students (ages 16-25) from school into the work force, the manual arose out of the February, 1985, Institute. The first chapter provides perspectives on transition and collaboration with sections on such topics as parents, teachers, statements on transition from the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, and the broader transition model of Andrew Halpern (1985). Collaborative planning as a systematic process is examined next in a discussion of necessary conditions (such as voluntary and democratic nature, time investment, and systematic planning) and team building. The actual process is discussed in the third chapter and consists of three stages: (1) establishing state transition needs and goals, (2) choosing strategies, and (3) developing an action plan. The fourth chapter provides key concepts for critiquing the planning process as well as comments and changes made in the process as a result of feedback from Institute participants. Appended are a list of the National Advisory Committee members; worksheets prepared at the Institute by team members from Colorado, Kansas, Michigan, and Virginia; and a list of the state team members. (DB)
Descriptors: Blindness, Career Guidance, Cooperative Planning, Education Work Relationship, Employment Counselors, Employment Services, High Schools, Institutes (Training Programs), Interdisciplinary Approach, Job Training, Program Development, Statewide Planning, Team Training, Transitional Programs, Visual Impairments, Vocational Rehabilitation, Young Adults
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers; Parents
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.; Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.; Rehabilitation Services Administration (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Foundation for the Blind, New York, NY.
Note: For related documents, see EC 200 517-518.