ERIC Number: ED438659
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Assessing the Transition Needs of Young Adults with Dual Sensory and Multiple Impairments. Assessment Guidelines, Volume 3.
Everson, Jane M.
The purpose of this manual is to guide Individualized Education Program (IEP)/transition planning teams in assessing the transition needs of individuals with dual sensory or multiple impairments, who are between the ages of 14 and the mid-20s. It presents a person- and family-centered approach that develops a personal profile of the individual in transition, and then chooses and/or develops the most appropriate setting and service match for assessed skills and support needs. The approach focuses on four major assessment activities: (1) interpreting transitional assessment data; (2) conducting family interviews and informal observations of the individual; (3) conducting community-based, situational assessments; and (4) assessing the availability and appropriateness of community adult settings and support systems. The manual then describes how to translate assessment results into programming decisions through the following steps: convene Individualized Transition Planning teams; develop IEPs containing a statement of needed transitional services and goals; implement IEP/transition goals and activities; and monitor, evaluate, and revise goals and activities. The roles and responsibilities of transition planning team members are outlined. Appendices include the definition of transitional services, a transition services plan, and examples of Personal Futures Planning forms. (Contains 30 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Community Based Instruction (Disabilities), Community Education, Deaf Blind, Delivery Systems, Evaluation Methods, Family Involvement, Individualized Education Programs, Individualized Transition Plans, Long Range Planning, Measurement Techniques, Multiple Disabilities, Secondary Education, Services, Severe Disabilities, Staff Role, Student Evaluation, Student Needs, Teamwork, Transitional Programs, Young Adults
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Great Lakes Area Regional Center for Deaf-Blind Education, Columbus, OH.
Note: For other volumes in this series, see EC 307 679-680.