ERIC Number: ED385974
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Dare to Dream: A Guide to Planning Your Future, A Student's Guide To Transition Planning [and] Teacher's Guide.
Perkins, Dollean; And Others
This guide for high school-age students with mild disabilities encourages students to be involved in planning their future. Students complete exercises that promote their involvement in transition planning and help them start thinking about decisions for the future. Consideration is given to: the student's dreams for the future, supports for the student, the individualized transition plan and who might be involved, where the student might live in the future, skills and education needed for employment, free time, helping others in the community, transportation within the community, desired postschool outcomes, learning styles, requirements for graduation, and making one's dreams come true. Brief information is provided about the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Types of housing options are identified, including geographic choices, types of housing, and alternative living arrangements. Questions are provided to help the student clarify what type of work would be appealing, and the level/type of training required for various job categories is specified. Skills for independent living, work, leisure, and community participation are also identified. The teacher's guide provides exercises to help high school age students with mild disabilities plan for the future. Teachers are encouraged to incorporate their own activities to suit students' needs and abilities. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Career Planning, College Attendance, Decision Making, Education Work Relationship, High School Students, High Schools, Housing, Independent Living, Learning Activities, Leisure Time, Mild Disabilities, Occupational Aspiration, Place of Residence, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Participation, Transitional Programs, Vocational Interests
Florida Education Center, Clearinghouse/Information Center, Suite 622, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Public Schools.
Authoring Institution: Florida Network: Information and Services for Adolescents and Adults with Special Needs.
Note: A separately-published brief 15-page "Teacher's Guide" is appended.