ERIC Number: ED342577
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Mar-17
Ease of Transition through Direct Service.
Mackdanz, R. Alfred
This paper describes a rural school program that assists high school special education students in achieving a successful transition from the school to the community. Plans for transition are first introduced at the special education staffing in 10th grade and are viewed as an integral part of the individual education plan. The transition coordinator keeps track of student referrals to community agencies and the services received through a one-page form that also provides space to include transition goals. A copy of the transition plan is given to the parents and school. Transition goals are also documented on the individual education plan. A list of the eight general goals are included and emphasize vocational planning and determination of appropriate services. At the time of the initial staffing, a transition questionnaire is given to the student, parents, and teachers to complete. The questionnaire helps to identify specific strengths and weaknesses of the student. A monitoring system that uses a computer program helps the transition coordinator track the progress of each student in reaching the transition plan goals. An individual exit interview is completed with each student the last month of his or her senior year to reassure the student of continued support and to resolve any problems while the student is still in school. The program continues to serve students for a minimum of 3 years after their graduation. The forms used to implement the transition program are included. (LP)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: In: Reaching Our Potential: Rural Education in the 90's. Conference Proceedings, Rural Education Symposium (Nashville, TN, March 17-20, 1991); see RC 018 473.