ERIC Number: ED312809
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Transition Is Everyone's Job.
Sherman, Jill Z.; Osborn, Sandra R.
Vocationally at-risk students have one or a combination of handicaps affecting mobility, coordination, communication, self-care and/or cognition which may significantly interfere with the goals of successful student-to-adult transition, namely employment, productive work, and independent community living. A program for students with physical impairments was developed to link educational services with community resources and to encourage collaborative efforts of various disciplines inside and outside of the school system. The program offers vocational courses, expanded occupational therapy services, on-the-job training programs, driver evaluation and education, vocational evaluations, vocational rehabilitation services, post-secondary education/placement options, collaboration with the local community college, and access to the local Center for Independent Living. In the junior year, students, parents, and community agency representatives are encouraged to attend the annual review of the Individualized Education Program, and an Individual Transition Plan is developed. This serves as a vehicle to identify areas of continued or potential need that the student will have as an adult and to address how and by whom needed services can be provided. (JDD)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Cooperative Planning, Education Work Relationship, High Schools, Independent Living, Individualized Transition Plans, Interdisciplinary Approach, Needs Assessment, Physical Disabilities, Program Development, Student Needs, Transitional Programs, Vocational Education, Vocational Rehabilitation
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (67th, San Francisco, CA, April 3-7, 1989).