ERIC Number: ED379840
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Transitions to Public Schools for Families of Young Children with Special Needs. Project Ta-kos.
Render, Mary; And Others
The workshops presented in this training manual identify methods and strategies that can be used by parents and professionals to improve the process of transition to public school for children with special needs and their families. Workshop participants develop the following competencies: (1) identify critical transitions for families with young special needs children; (2) summarize roles of the child, family, sending school, and receiving school in the transition process; (3) describe and discuss components of a transition model; (4) list and summarize local issues; and (5) design a community transition plan. The training workshops involve discussion, mini-lecture, large and small group activities, self-awareness activities, and audiovisual aids. Numerous handouts, overhead transparency originals, and supplemental materials are provided. These include a questionnaire on transition for administrators, teachers, and therapists; a questionnaire on transition for parents; types of transitions; sample timelines; an "overlapping circles" transition model; effectiveness indicators; and a facilitator's guide. (JDD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC. Early Education Program for Children with Disabilities.
Authoring Institution: Alta Mira Specialized Family Services, Inc. Albuquerque, NM.
Note: For related documents, see EC 303 710-715.