ERIC Number: ED448549
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Sep-14
Youth Focus: Planning for Transition. A National Teleconference. Participants Manual.
Institute for Rehabilitation and Research, Houston, TX.; National Council on Independent Living, Arlington, VA.
This participant's manual for a teleconference on independent living for youth with disabilities provides an agenda for the teleconference, a list of trainers, and information for assisting students' transitions to adult life. It includes "Building Your Future: A Guide to Transition from School to Work and Community," a publication for students developed by the Central New York Transition Coordination Site. This publication contains information on transition planning, laws and regulations governing transition planning, student participation in the Individualized Education Program process, making informed decisions, vocational assessment in the transition process, the roles of students and parents in working with the school, advocacy, shopping for adult service agencies, funding the choices, social security administration benefits, guardianship, and due process and the Client Assistance Program. Ten transition planning areas are outlined, and a transition planning checklist is included. Guidelines on how to advocate are provided. Following the manual, an overview of the transition process is included for families, along with a student satisfaction questionnaire and parent satisfaction questionnaire on transition services. The publication closes with a transition planning self-assessment inventory and a list of 18 related resources. (CR)
Descriptors: Advocacy, Check Lists, Community Programs, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Financial Support, Independent Living, Individualized Education Programs, Individualized Transition Plans, Planning, Secondary Education, Self Advocacy, Services, Student Participation, Student Rights, Teleconferencing, Transitional Programs, Young Adults
ILRU Program, The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research S. Shepherd St., Suite 1000, Houston, TX 77019; Tel: 713-520-0232 (Voice); Tel: 713-520-5136 (TTY); Web site: http://www.ilru.org; The National Council on Independent Living (NCIL), 1916 Wilson Blvd., Suite 201, Arlington, VA 22201; Tel: 877-525-3400 (Toll Free Voice/TTY); Web site: http://www.ncil.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rehabilitation Services Administration (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Rehabilitation and Research, Houston, TX.; National Council on Independent Living, Arlington, VA.
Note: "Developed as part of the ILNET: an ILRU/NCIL National Training and Technical Assistance Project." Contributions by Margaret Gallaway, Carri George, Dawn Heinsohn, Maurean Hollowel, Darrell Lynne Jones, Kristy Langbehn, Raymond Lin, and Krista Mortenson. Audiotape of conference and Do-It-Yourself kit not available from ERIC. "Building Your Future: A Guide to Transition from School to Work and Community" was developed by the Central New York Transition Coordination Site and funded by the New York State Education Department, Division of Special Education Service.