ERIC Number: ED433652
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
A Parents' Guide to Transition for Youth with Disabilities.
Quadland, Corinne; Rybacki, Sharon; Kellogg, Ann, Ed.; Hall, Sandy, Ed.
Designed for parents of students, this booklet provides information and strategies for helping students with disabilities make a smooth transition to postsecondary education and training. The first part of the booklet addresses: building blocks for transition, transition services mandated by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, transitional planning in the Individualized Education Program (IEP), assistive technology requirements, the transition IEP team's role, and evaluating the IEP. A transition goal finder is provided to assist in determining the amount of support needed for adult community activities, employment, finances, social life, health care, housing, personal care, recreation, and transportation. A career development and transition model is also included that depicts the interaction of transition roles and responsibilities among the parents, students, schools, and community agencies. The second part of the booklet addresses planning together with community agencies, programs, and schools. The types of services and eligibility requirements for different agencies are described. An appendix includes a list of assistive technology resources, Internet sites, transition planning domains and related goals, Wisconsin Career Centers, colleges, universities, and technical colleges contacts in Wisconsin, public and private agencies, community programs, vocational rehabilitation local offices, Social Security Administration offices, and sample parent/student transition informational brochures. (CR)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Career Development, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, High Schools, Individualized Education Programs, Individualized Transition Plans, Models, Parent Participation, Postsecondary Education, Resource Materials, School Community Programs, Teamwork, Transitional Programs, Vocational Rehabilitation
Wisconsin Dept. of Public Instruction, P.O. Box 7841, Madison, WI 53707-7841; Tel: 608-267-3748.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Students
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.; Wisconsin Council on Developmental Disabilities, Madison.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.; Wisconsin State Div. of Vocational Rehabilitation, Madison.; Parent Education Project of Wisconsin, Inc., West Allis.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act