ERIC Number: ED318182
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Parent Primer: Secondary Programs for Students with Severe Disabilities.
Slovic, Roz, Ed.; And Others
This manual is intended for parents of high school students with severe disabilities and offers guidelines for evaluating a high school program and ways parents can improve existing programs. In the first section seven key characteristics of a good high school are identified: (1) integrated; (2) age appropriate; (3) community-based; (4) future-oriented; (5) comprehensive; (6) parent involving; and (7) effective. For each characteristic, a brief explanation is provided with a rationale and a list of indicators on which to judge the program. In the second section three areas of parent collaboration with the school are discussed. They are: the IEP (Individualized Education Program) process, transition planning, and monitoring and advocacy. Parent involvement in these three areas requires preparation for the IEP meeting and followup with home, school, and community goals; participation in development of the Individual Transition Plan; and ongoing parental monitoring of service quality of the various agencies serving the young adult. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene.
Note: A product of the Parents' Graduation Alliance Specialized Training Program. Page 24 has reduced print.