ERIC Number: ED482010
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Opening Doors to Postsecondary Education and Training: Planning for Life after High School.
Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
This handbook is designed as a guide to help students with disabilities take another step in preparing for "life after high school." While high school is an exciting time, what you do after high school can be just as exciting if you have done some careful and thoughtful planning. Students'"Transition Plans" include: thinking about their strengths as individuals, knowing what interests them, and considering different types of work and jobs. In addition, students must identify what knowledge and skills are needed for work and figure out how to get that knowledge and those skills. Finally, they must apply for, and get, fulfilling and rewarding work. Students transition and go in many different directions after high school. Some choose to go right into the workforce. Some go into the military service. Still others go on to postsecondary education. Students with disabilities have all of these options too. This guide deals with the last of these options, postsecondary education. Postsecondary education includes many kinds of education and training programs, technical college degree and certification programs, apprenticeship experience, two- and four-year colleges, private trade schools, on-the-job training, and more. (Author)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Guides, High School Students, Individualized Transition Plans, Postsecondary Education, Special Needs Students
WIDPI Professional Library, 125 S. Webster St., P.O. Box 7841, Madison, WI 53707-7841. For full text: http://www.dpi.state.wi.us/dpi/dlsea/een/pdf/tranopndrs.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.