ERIC Number: ED333697
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Dec
Parent Handbook: A Curricular Approach To Support the Transition to Adulthood of Adolescents with Visual or Dual Sensory Impairments and Cognitive Disabilities.
O'Neill, John; And Others
This handbook for parents is part of a packet intended to aid educators, families, and adult service providers to facilitate the transition from school to adult life in the community for students with both cognitive disabilities and visual or dual sensory impairments. Emphasis is on preparation of students for adult lifestyles through transition planning and community based instruction, including vocational experiences. Introductory sections describe the handbook and identify goals. The first major section examines the parent's role as children approach adulthood and covers sharing information and participating in goal selection, selection of learning experiences and skills to be developed, exploration of post-school options, and development of more appropriate options. The transition process is explained next, which includes the transition planning team, Individualized Education Programs and Transition Plans, the transition planning meeting, areas for transition planning, and a transition planning form. The last section identifies issues in planning for adulthood including: working with state agencies; vocational options; living arrangements; financial planning; travel; recreation and leisure; family support; legal services; and advocacy. Appendices include three references and lists of locations of parent resource centers, state rehabilitation agencies and resource centers, and state protection and advocacy agencies. Additional appendices list specific agencies in New York State. (DB)
Descriptors: Adults, Community Based Instruction (Disabilities), Cooperation, Education Work Relationship, Individualized Transition Plans, Mental Retardation, Multiple Disabilities, Parent Participation, Parent Role, School Community Relationship, Secondary Education, Student Educational Objectives, Transitional Programs, Visual Impairments
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept. Albany. Office for the Education of Children with Handicapping Conditions.; Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Jewish Guild for the Blind.; City Univ. of New York, NY. Hunter Coll.
Note: For related documents, see EC 300 449-452.