ERIC Number: ED439577
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Mar
Planning Student-Directed Transitions to Adult Life. ERIC/OSEP Digest E593.
Warger, Cynthia; Burnette, Jane
This digest discusses comprehensive training planning for students with disabilities and ways educators can facilitate the involvement of students with disabilities in helping to formulate the Individualized Transition Plan component of the Individualized Education Program (IEP). Strategies for encouraging student participation include: (1) begin instruction as early as possible in self-determination and other related skills; (2) be prepared to support students with sensitive issues and work through all issues and questions about a disability with students; (3) make sure you feel comfortable talking about a topic or allowing the student to lead the IEP process; (4) schedule time for students to develop skills related to IEP participation on a regular basis; (5) teach IEP participation skills as a semester course; (6) use motivational techniques to interest students, such as inviting an individual with a disability to talk to students; and (7) communicate with families and explain the transition process. (Contains a list of seven publications on transition, along with four related Web sites.) (CR)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Individualized Education Programs, Individualized Transition Plans, Internet, Long Range Planning, Motivation Techniques, Resources, Secondary Education, Self Advocacy, Self Determination, Student Motivation, Student Participation, Transitional Programs, World Wide Web
ERIC/OSEP Special Project, ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education, Council for Exceptional Children, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 20191-1589. Tel: 800-328-0272 (Toll Free); e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For full text: http://www.ericec.org.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education, Reston, VA.