ERIC Number: ED476845
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Family-Directed Transition Planning Guide.
Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver. Div. of Special Education Services.; Colorado Univ. Health Sciences Center, Denver.
This guide to family-directed transition planning is intended to help parents and students with disabilities take leading roles in the process of transition from school to post-school activities. First, a letter to families examines the challenge of change and the transition process. Section 2 examines regulations that affect transition planning, including those services mandated under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the School-to-Work Opportunities Act of 1994, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Section 3 considers parent participation on the transition team and a chart lists many other potential participants and their roles. This section urges individualized transition planning and the promotion of independence, self-advocacy, and self-determination. Section 4 is on organizing transition planning, noting the importance of a variety of assessments including situational, environmental, and vocational/career assessment. Section 5 is on community life, including setting goals, employment, a natural workplace supports quality checklist, postsecondary education, independent and supported living opportunities, transportation, mental health and counseling services, health care, and financial information. Section 6 offers guidance on contacting agencies and community resources. Section 7 offers one student's account of his transition experiences. The final section provides a glossary and appendix of sample forms and checklists. (DB)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Civil Rights Legislation, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation, Individualized Programs, Individualized Transition Plans, Parent Participation, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Transitional Programs
Colorado Department of Education State Library and Adult Education Office, 201 E. Colfax, Denver, CO 80203. Tel: 303-866-6600; Fax: 303-830-0793. For full text: http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdesped. JFK Partners, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 4200 E. 9th Avenue, C221, Denver, CO 80262 ($8). Tel: 303-864-5266. For full text: http://www.jfkpartners.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Students
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver. Div. of Special Education Services.; Colorado Univ. Health Sciences Center, Denver.
Note: Adapted from the Southern Westchester BOCES and the Westchester Institute for Human Development. Produced by The JFK Partners with support from the Colorado Department of Education for use in Colorado.