ERIC Number: ED438678
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Working Together towards Successful Transition: School to Adult Life = Trabajando juntos hacia una transicion exitosa: De la escuela a la vida adulta.
This publication, in English and Spanish, is intended to assist in inclusion of transition from school to work components in the development of an Individualized Education Program (IEP) for a student with a disability in middle school or high school. The guide begins with definitions of "transitions" and "success" and then offers vignettes of the IEP process for three individuals (ages 18, 19, and 21) in the transition process, showing who was involved on the IEP team in each case and how career choices were evaluated. Other information addresses location of transition services and programs, the importance of transition services, and the need for people with various skills in the IEP process. Key factors in the transition planning processes are identified, including focus on helping the individual achieve his/her desires and individual and family involvement in the IEP process. Guidelines are also offered for helping the student learn to make choices, helping students with disabilities plan for college, college admissions testing for students with disabilities, self advocacy skills, and selecting a supported employment provider. (DB)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Career Choice, Case Studies, College Bound Students, College Entrance Examinations, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Family Role, High Schools, Individualized Education Programs, Individualized Transition Plans, Long Range Planning, Middle Schools, Supported Employment, Teamwork, Transitional Programs
Iowa Department of Education, Division of Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education, Grimes State Office Building, Des Moines, IA 50319-0146.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines. Div. of Elementary and Secondary Education.