ERIC Number: ED337933
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Preparing for the Future: A Practical Guide for Developing Individual Transition Plans.
Hobbs, Tim; Allen, William T.
This workbook and guide offers a step-by-step procedure for establishing and implementing transition programs, for use by educators of students with intellectual handicaps in cooperation with students, parents, and related agency personnel. The guide is divided into six sections, each of which includes several workbook activities. The first section addresses the Transition Interview with student and parent to identify and prioritize transition objectives for incorporation into the Individualized Education Program or Individual Transition Plan. Sample forms help to identify specific concerns and training needs. The second section is a Transition Workbook intended to be completed by the student and parents. The next section addresses the Individual Transition Plan Meeting. Suggestions are given for facilitating the meeting, filling out the cover page, and developing ITP action plans. Considered next are monitoring and follow-up activities. An ITP monitoring form and an IEP preparation worksheet are included. The fifth section offers guidelines for scheduling and coordination, with emphasis on contacting relevant agencies and tracking all ITP activities. The final section considers development of policy and procedures concerned with the transition planning process. A glossary defines relevant terms. (DB)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Education Work Relationship, Formative Evaluation, High Schools, Individualized Education Programs, Individualized Programs, Individualized Transition Plans, Meetings, Mental Retardation, Parent School Relationship, Planning, Policy Formation, Program Development, Program Implementation, Transitional Programs, Workbooks
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Human Development Services (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Sonoma State Univ., Rohnert Part. CA. California Inst. on Human Services.; Napa County Schools, CA.