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ERIC Number: ED476845
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 76
Abstractor: N/A
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)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Students
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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.