ERIC Number: ED355676
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Transition Planning for Young Adults with Intellectual Disabilities. A Resource Guide for Families, Teachers and Counsellors.
Alberta Education Response Centre, Edmonton.
This guide for parents of individuals with intellectual disabilities emphasizes the need for a transition plan as a crucial stage in continuous service delivery for on-going supports and for fostering the individual's successful participation in the community. The guide contains three main headings. Under the first of these, "What Is Transition Planning?" it outlines five planning steps: determine the family's realistic wishes and preferences; explore options; evaluate son/daughter's skills and family resources; decide on future programs; and make applications for programs. Under the second heading, "When To Start a Transition Plan," the guide successively lists suggestions for parents of elementary, junior high, and high school-aged students. Finally, under the heading "Who Is Involved in the Planning Process?", the guide discusses the various persons that make up the individual student's "transition team"--typically, family members, teachers, other school personnel, social workers, speech, occupational and/or physical therapists and of course the student her/himself--and gives examples of their particular roles and responsibilities. The guide concludes with a list of questions parents/guardians should ask as well as a list of resources in Alberta (Canada) to contact for information and assistance. (JDD)
Descriptors: Cooperative Planning, Education Work Relationship, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment, Foreign Countries, Human Services, Mental Retardation, Needs Assessment, Planning, Postsecondary Education, Transitional Programs
Education Response Centre, 6240-113 St., Edmonton, Alberta T6H 3L2, Canada.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Teachers; Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Alberta Education Response Centre, Edmonton.
Identifiers - Location: Canada