ERIC Number: ED398700
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Transition: The Role of the Paraprofessional. Module Seven. Facilitator's Edition [and] Student's Edition. Strategies for Paraprofessionals Who Support Individuals with Disabilities Series.
Krawetz, Nancy, Comp.
The seventh in a series of federally supported modules for training paraprofessional school personnel working with students with disabilities, this module presents information on assisting individuals with disabilities in their transition from school to adult life. Both a facilitator's edition and a student's edition are provided. Chapter 1 discusses transition and the transition team. Chapter 2 provides information on interagency collaboration. The roles and responsibilities of paraprofessionals are examined in Chapter 3. Chapter 4 presents effective communication and problem-solving strategies. Student assessment and goal setting are discussed in Chapter 5. Chapter 6 focuses on student and family involvement in transition planning. Chapter 7 explores the transition to employment. Choosing a home living arrangement and supporting students as they learn home living skills are reviewed in Chapter 8. Chapter 9 explores the transition to postsecondary education. Chapters 10 and 11 discuss fostering community involvement and planning for recreation and leisure options. Five appendices provide additional information on the Individualized Education Plan, disaiblity-related legislation, transition assessment, personal futures planning, and transition resources. The facilitator's edition offers learning activities and information sheets to be used as transparencies. (Contains 14 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Curriculum Guides, Daily Living Skills, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Employment, Independent Living, Individualized Education Programs, Leisure Education, Lesson Plans, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Parent Participation, Postsecondary Education, Recreational Activities, School Aides, Secondary Education, Self Determination, Staff Development, Staff Role, Student Evaluation, Student Participation, Teacher Aides, Teamwork, Transitional Programs
University of Minnesota, The Institute on Community Integration (UAP), 150 Pillsbury Drive, S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455 ($25 facilitator edition; $15 student edition).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Sponsor: Administration on Developmental Disabilities (DHHS), Washington, DC.; Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Inst. on Community Integration.; Minnesota State Board of Technical Colleges, St. Paul.; Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul.; Hutchinson Technical Coll., MN.
Note: For other modules, see EC 304 986-991.