ERIC Number: ED296565
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Mar-28
Liberty High School Transition Project: Model Process for Assimilating School, Community, Business, Government and Service Groups of the Least Restrictive Environment for Nondisabled and Disabled.
Grimes, Michael K.
The panel presentation traces the development of and describes the operation of a Brentwood (California) project to prepare approximately 75 severely disabled individuals, ages 12-22, to function in the least restrictive recreation/leisure, vocational, and general community environments. Transition Steering Committee developed such project components as the Least Restrictive Environment Plan, design recommendations for new and remodelled facilities, and the vocational and transitional curricula. The Individualized Transition Plan (ITP) helped students transition from an isolated site, to a high school campus, and ultimately to adult life in a receptive community. Separate sections provide background information including the history and demographics of the area and the demographics of the East County schools. An additional presentation describes the project philosophy, desired outcomes of the community-classroom model of instruction, available support systems for reaching desired outcomes, and special support systems. Also included are project information pieces, rating sheets for student competencies at three levels, an outline of the Vocational Transitional Program, and instructions for completing the ITP, a sample ITP form, and a sample class schedule. (DB)
Descriptors: Building Design, Community Involvement, Demography, Education Work Relationship, Individualized Programs, Individualized Transition Plans, Interdisciplinary Approach, Leisure Education, Mainstreaming, Mental Retardation, Normalization (Handicapped), Secondary Education, Severe Disabilities, Transitional Programs, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Contra Costa County Dept. of Education, Pleasant Hill, CA.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (66th, Washington, DC, March 28-April 1, 1988).