ERIC Number: ED414660
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: 0
Whose Future Is It Anyway? A Student-Directed Transition Planning Process.
Wehmeyer, Michael; Kelchner, Kathy
This docment consists of a large student manual and a small 17-page "Coach's Guide" that has the same main title. The program covered is designed to help students with mild cognitive and developmental disabilities to participate in the transition planning process. It explores issues of self-awareness and attempts to help students develop problem solving, decision making, goal setting, and small-group communication skills. Both the manual and coach's guide are organized by the program's 36 sessions. The sessions are grouped topically, including sessions on self-awareness, making decisions, utilizing community resources, setting goals and objectives, communication skills, meetings, and leadership skills. Each session section typically includes an action plan goal, introductory material, sample problems or examples from the lives of people with disabilities, and exercises to practice. (DB)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Developmental Disabilities, Goal Orientation, Individualized Education Programs, Leadership, Mild Mental Retardation, Participative Decision Making, Personal Autonomy, Secondary Education, Self Advocacy, Self Determination, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Educational Objectives, Student Participation, Student Rights, Transitional Programs
Arc National Headquarters, 500 East Border Street, Suite 300, Arlington, TX 76010.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Sponsor: Women's Educational Equity Act Program (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arc, Arlington, TX.