ERIC Number: ED439540
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
A Maze To Amaze: Transition Planning for Youth with Disabilities. A Video and Manual for Constructing a Transition IEP Planning Meeting.
McAlonan, Susan J.; Longo, Patricia A.
This manual, accompanied by a 22-minute videotape recording, provides information for constructing an Individualized Transition Plan as a component of Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings for secondary students with disabilities. The video, based on an actual IEP meeting with a student and his parents, illustrates a meeting that focuses on transition planning. It portrays the critical attributes the process must have in student-centered planning for the future, including: a structured discussion format which supports future planning; clearly defined roles and responsibilities for the student/family in planning and implementation; an integrated process whereby professionals give assessment findings; and a belief system which encourages and supports the current and future success of the student. In the video, the parents exhibit the hopes and fears a family experiences when a student is preparing to transition out of high school, which is designed to assist teachers in preparing appropriate response strategies for families. The manual provides background information on transition, legal requirements, how to shift the IEP process toward transition, and the entire IEP transition planning process. Activities and examples are included to assist planning teams in developing an IEP process that reflects transition and empowerment. Planning forms are also provided. (CR)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver. Special Education Services Unit.; Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins. School of Education.
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver. Special Education Services Unit.; Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins. School of Education.
Note: For videotape component contact the Office of Instructional Services, Colorado State University, Fort Collins. CO 80523. Tel: 970-491-1325.