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Doren, Bonnie – 2002
This report and associated materials describe a project to develop and deliver a self-directed transition planning curriculum for high school students with and without disabilities. The NEXT S.T.E.P. (Student Transition & Educational Planning) curriculum was field tested with 300 teachers and 5,000 students in several states. Activities and…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Disabilities, High Schools
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Morgan, Robert L.; Ellerd, David A.; Gerity, Brent P.; Blair, Rebecca J. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2000
This article describes how educators can use motion video on CD-ROM to provide more information to youth on employment and to represent the complexity of employment environments. The Youth Employment Selections program for helping students and adults with disabilities to understand critical attributes of many jobs is profiled. (Contains…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Exploration, Computer Uses in Education, Disabilities
Baker, Beryle; Blanding, Marcia – 1986
The transition from high school to college can be challenging and stressful for any student; it can prove to be an overwhelming experience for disabled students. Among major problems disabled students experience are: the perception that disabled persons are passive and need assistance in all areas; a lack of awareness of their rights and…
Descriptors: College Preparation, College School Cooperation, Counselor Role, Disabilities
Engleman, Marcia A. – 1984
This manual describes a process by which the pooling of resources, appropriate analyses, and utilization of vocational programs and personnel can be combined to provide a reasoned approach to the assessment of the training and employment potential of handicapped individuals. Section I begins with a review of the program that developed assessment…
Descriptors: Diagnostic Teaching, Diagnostic Tests, Disabilities, Educational Diagnosis
Iwler, Irvin H.; Ferrero, Grace W. – 1984
A project was conducted to identify and collect software, hardware, and print materials to enable vocational teachers to use computers with handicapped students; to conduct a series of workshops emphasizing hands-on experiences with computer hardware and software; and to design a booklet describing research and resource materials for these…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Check Lists, Classroom Techniques, Computer Literacy
VocEd, 1980
Authors explore ways of helping students improve their self-esteem, interpersonal relationships, and value to an employer. Offers strategies from the world of work (customer satisfaction cards) and the world of dance (chorus line class that improves poise in job interviews). Suggests ways to find appropriate instructional materials for handicapped…
Descriptors: Dance Therapy, Disabilities, Employment Interviews, Formative Evaluation
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Peterson, Michael – American Annals of the Deaf, 1989
Vocational assessment models developed at rehabilitation facilities require modifications to suit the needs of the public school setting. Proposed modifications include using vocational evaluation centers in area vocational/technical secondary and postsecondary schools, using curriculum-based models of vocational assessment, or blending the…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Models, Postsecondary Education
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Ring, Barbara – NASSP Bulletin, 1985
Many school districts have adopted minimum competency tests as part of the requirements for high school diplomas. It is important that the needs of special education students are included when planning and implementing competency testing. Included are three levels of options to consider for modified testing of special students. (MD)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Administration, Individual Needs, Individualized Education Programs
Suffolk County Board of Cooperative Educational Services 2, Patchogue, NY. – 1989
The brochure provides an overview of the components of vocational assessment used in many Cooperative Services Model (CSM) projects in New York State. Federal and state requirements for vocational assessment for students with handicapping conditions, the purpose of vocational assessment, and a suggested vocational assessment model are discussed.…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Practices, Individualized Education Programs, Intermediate Grades
Anderlini, Lyn Starr; Zittel, Gail – 1983
The report describes a sample of effective vocational assessment practices for handicapped students implemented in California. An introduction presents the challenges and difficulties of complying with federal and state legislation that mandate nondiscriminatory vocational assessment and the least restrictive placement. Alternatives to…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Demonstration Programs, Disabilities, Evaluation Methods
Jarrett, Pat – 1985
This manual describes a project (a joint, cooperative venture among local businesses, Roberta B. Tully School--Louisville, Kentucky--and the Kentucky State Office of Vocational Education) that outlines the process for beginning a community-based vocational education program for mentally, physically, and multiply handicapped students. Section I…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Disabilities, Job Analysis, Mental Retardation
Bicanich, Eleanor – 1985
The purpose of this project was to integrate into the leadership curriculum and instructional program in Pennsylvania the competencies needed to assist in mainstreaming handicapped students. The project also sought to provide inservice education to administrators and support personnel in comprehensive, vocational, and special education settings…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Administrator Education, Curriculum Development, Disabilities
Dildy, Dennis R. – 1987
The Community-Based Services Work Adjustment Program provides vocational assessment, work adjustment training, social adjustment training, extended sheltered employment, transitional/supported employment, and competitive job training and placement through on-the-job training at natural community work sites. The program serves mentally retarded,…
Descriptors: Community Programs, Curriculum, Disabilities, Job Placement
Maine State Dept. of Educational and Cultural Services, Augusta. Div. of Special Education. – 1981
This publication is intended to help local school systems plan, implement, and expand programs for secondary aged handicapped students in Maine's public schools. An introductory section examines four major factors: assessment, curriculum, personal and career development, and graduation. The next section contains detailed descriptions of 10 program…
Descriptors: Community Resources, Curriculum Development, Disabilities, Program Descriptions
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Miner, Craig A.; Bates, Paul E. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 1997
Describes a person-centered planning approach for involving students with disabilities and their families in the transition planning process. Components of person-centered planning are discussed, including development of a personal profile, identification of future lifestyle preferences, action steps and responsible parties, and necessary changes…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Family Involvement