ERIC Number: ED308643
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Students in Transition Using Planning. Teacher's Manual.
PACER Center, Inc., Minneapolis, MN.
The manual was the outcome of a 3-year project to develop a training program on self-advocacy for special education students. The student training is a 3-4 hour program aimed at increased student awareness of their rights and responsibilities as they begin the transition process. Training materials include outlines for each session, student activities such as worksheets and scripts for role-playing, and information handouts. The program has been piloted with students with learning disabilities, physical handicaps, and mental retardation. The format for students with learning disabilities and physical handicaps consists of three sessions, focusing on future planning and goal setting, disability rights, and self advocacy and communication skills. Self advocacy skills are demonstrated in relation to securing services such as rehabilitation counseling, employment, or housing. The format for students with mental retardation differs in that all three sessions emphasize communication skills, with the first focusing on planning, the second on securing employment assistance, and the third on using social work services in developing independent living skills. Appendixes include information on laws and information for parents. (DB)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Assertiveness, Civil Rights, Curriculum Guides, Daily Living Skills, Decision Making, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, High Schools, Information Utilization, Learning Disabilities, Lesson Plans, Mental Retardation, Physical Disabilities, Self Advocacy, Transitional Programs
Pacer Center, Inc., 4826 Chicago Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55417-1055 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Personnel Preparation.
Authoring Institution: PACER Center, Inc., Minneapolis, MN.