ERIC Number: ED424703
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Moving On...Planning for the Future. The Institute Brief.
The Institute Brief, Sep 1995
This brief discusses the transition of high school students with disabilities to adult life. Federal law provisions that require a transition plan for all students who have an Individualized Education Program (IEP) are reviewed and a checklist is provided that outlines positive transition planning practices that can be used for self-evaluation and program development. The newsletter explains outcomes areas in transition planning, including issues and concerns about housing, employment, postsecondary education, and community living. It recommends that providers and students consider that: (1) the Statement of Needed Transition Services should be developed prior to the completion of the IEP; (2) ancillary school services such as guidance and extra-curriculars can be used to meet transition goals; (3) employment-related transition goals can be addressed in vocational education programs or employment after school; (4) daily living skills can be addressed in classes offered by the school; and (5) all transition goals may be accomplished both in school and in the community. The Massachusetts Transition Initiative is explained and a list of Massachusetts and national resources is provided. Four checklists are also included that can help students prioritize and think about what they want to do with their lives after high school. (CR)
Descriptors: Career Development, Check Lists, Community Programs, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Educational Planning, Employment, High School Students, High Schools, Housing, Individualized Education Programs, Individualized Transition Plans, Postsecondary Education, Self Determination
Institute for Community Inclusion/UAP, Children's Hospital, 300 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA 02115; Tel: 617-355-6506; TTY: 617-355-6956; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.; Web site: http://www.childrenshospital.org/ici
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rehabilitation Services Administration (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Children's Hospital, Boston, MA. Inst. for Community Inclusion.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts