ERIC Number: ED390218
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Dec
A Workbook for: Transition from School to the Adult World. A Module for Transitioning from School to the Adult World.
Milner, Eileen R.
This workbook pulls together materials intended to help train individuals who are deaf-blind or have other severe disabilities with the transition from school to the adult world. Topics covered in the main body are: legislation concerned with transition services; appropriate procedures and getting started; transition planning process; questions to guide transition planning meetings, concerning employment, postsecondary education, community living, recreation/leisure, friends/social relationships, income support, student/family support issues, transportation, and medical/health issues; ways to tell if the planning meeting went well; implementation of the plan; work options and experiences for students; activities for staff including specific responsibilities for teachers, vocational staff, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and speech therapists; development of work experience sites; possible sites and possible tasks; job assessment performance areas; and Department of Labor regulations. The main body concludes with a summarizing list of 10 steps for successful transition. A pretest/posttest precedes and follows the manual. Appendices include: a parent inventory form; sample transition plan forms; a parental notification form; a meeting checklist; a non-binding statement of understanding between schools and participating agencies; information from the Social Security Administration regarding work incentives; and information on reauthorization of the Rehabilitation Act. (DB)
Descriptors: Deaf Blind, Education Work Relationship, Employment Opportunities, Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation, Individualized Education Programs, Individualized Transition Plans, Meetings, Planning, Postsecondary Education, Records (Forms), Secondary Education, Severe Disabilities, Transitional Programs, Work Study Programs
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Part of Appendix B to "Services for Children with Deaf-Blindness. Final Report," see EC 304 478.