ERIC Number: ED438654
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Transition: The Role of the Paraprofessional. Strategies for Paraprofessionals Who Support Individuals with Disabilities. Facilitator Edition [and] Student Edition.
Ness, Jean E., Comp.; Gustafson, Carrie, Ed.; Sullivan, Dick, Ed.
This training module focuses on the paraprofessional's role in the transition of students with disabilities from school to the adult world. The module is comprised of two components, a facilitator's guide and a student's guide. The facilitator's guide provides the full text of the student's edition as well as chapter goals to be accomplished by students, an outline of topics covered in each text section, materials necessary to teach each chapter (such as transparencies, handouts, and supplemental readings), discussion questions, suggested activities to be completed by students outside of class, and lists of resources (many in Minnesota). Individual chapters cover the following topics: (1) transition from school to adult life; (2) interagency collaboration; (3) roles and responsibilities of paraprofessionals; (4) communication and problem solving; (5) assessment and goal setting; (6) student and family involvement; (7) employment; (8) home living; (9) postsecondary education; (10) community participation; and (11) recreation and leisure. Five appendices include an Individualized Education Plan form, information from the Minnesota Paraprofessional Consortium, a summary of disability-related legislation, an outline of the personal futures planning process, and a listing of transition resources. (Contains 19 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Course Content, Courses, Daily Living Skills, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Employment, Goal Orientation, Interpersonal Communication, Learning Modules, Leisure Education, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Transitional Programs
Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota, 150 Pillsbury Dr., SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 ($15 for the facilitator's guide, $10 for the student guide). Tel: 612-624-5412; Web site: http://ici.umn.edu/products/curricula.html.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul.; Minnesota State Board of Technical Colleges, St. Paul.; Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Inst. on Community Integration.; Hutchinson Technical Coll., MN.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota