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PURPOSE AND ORGANIZATION OF THIS WEBSITE

 

This website includes modules developed for the Student-Family Focused Transition Education & Planning Professional and Family Development Series. The Student-Family Focused Transition Education & Planning Professional and Family Development Series is a series of in-service education and training workshops intended to provide participants with knowledge and skills needed to effectively plan, design, implement and evaluate transition education programs that promote the successful transition of youth with disabilities from school to adult life. This website is organized as follows:

 

        AUDIENCE: Describes the audience for whom the Student-Family Focused Transition Education & Planning Professional and Family Development Series was intended.

 

        TOPICS: Includes a complete listing of the topics addressed by the Student-Family Focused Transition Education & Planning Professional and Family Development Series. Also identifies modules for which materials are available for downloading from this website

 

        ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: Describes additional resources available for downloading from this website related to the transition education and planning of students with disabilities.

 

This web site is organized into several pages that appear as folders organized into five folders. These folders were adapted and taken from the Taxonomy for Transition Programming (Kohler, 1996) and include the following:

 

Foundation of a Transition Education Perspective

Student-Family Focused Planning

Student Development

Interagency Communication, Collaboration, & Cooperation

Transition Systems & Program Structure

Additional Resources

 

Each folder contains folders have been identified with a number and a title. The materials for each module may be found in these folders. A complete listing of the folders and module folders at the top of this page and at the bottom. You may go directly to any folder by clicking on the folder icon.

 

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AUDIENCE

 

This professional development series was designed to meet the needs of the following audiences:

>              Students enrolled in teacher preparation in the Department of Special Education seeking a specialization or emphasis in transition education of students with disabilities

>              Teachers, transition specialists, educational administrators, related-service personnel (e.g., occupational therapists, speech/language therapists) and educational support staff currently working with students with disabilities

>              Representatives from adult-service and community agencies serving teens and young adults with disabilities (e.g., ARC, UCP, Easter Seals, DVR, SSA, Children & Family Services, Mental Health Agencies, Community Colleges) who may be exiting or have recently exited high school

>              Families and parents of students with disabilities

>              Other interested persons who have an interest and commitment to the successful transition of youth with disabilities from school to adult life who might include (e.g., employers, local transportation service agencies, leisure/recreation, housing)

 

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LIST OF WORKSHOP MODULES AND TOPICS

 

Below is a listing of 20 workshop modules comprising the Student-Family Focused Transition Education & Planning Professional and Family Development Series. Additional modules are in development and will be added. The modules listed below are organized by according to an adaptation of the Taxonomy for Transition Programming (Kohler, 1996). In addition, modules for which materials are available for downloading from this website are indicated with a check in the column to the right. Please feel free to recommend suggested topics for this series.

 

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Foundation of a Transition Education Perspective

1

Introduction and Rationale For Transition Education Planning: Findings from the National Longitudinal Transition Study (First and Second Waves)

 

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Factors that Promote a Successful Transition from School to Adult Life: Findings from the National Longitudinal Transition Study

3

Conceptual Models and Essential Elements of Transition Education Programs

4

Legislative History and Legal Provisions for Transition Planning and Education

 

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Student-Family Focused Planning

5

Introduction to a Student-Family Focused Transition Planning Process

6

Designing and Planning a Student-Family Focused Transition Education Plan: 15 Critical Steps

7

Developing and Implementing Student-Family Focused Transition Education Plans: Strategies and Resources

7

Exercise: Developing A Student-Family Focused Transition Plan

 

12

Parent and Family Guide To Transition Education & Planning: What Parents And Families Need To Know About Transition Education And Planning - An Insiders Perspective

 

12

Recommended Best/Validated Practices for Transition Education and Planning

 

12

Parent/Family Transition Planning Checklist (This checklist provides a list for parents and family members for evaluating the content and quality of their childs transition plan).

 

12

Transition Planning Questionnaire For Parents, Families, & Students With Disabilities

 

12

Transition Planning Workbook For Families & Students With Disabilities (This workbook provides some tools that family members may use to plan for the future of their child with a disability when they reach adulthood. It includes the parent checklist listed above and resources that families may find useful.)

 

 

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Student Development

 

Career Planning, Development and Education: Strategies and Resources

 

 

Curricular Design and Approaches for Transition Education

 

 

Person-Centered Planning: Strategies and Resources

 

 

Self-Determination: Strategies and Resources

 

 

Transition Assessment: Strategies and Resources

 

 

Transition Planning for Leisure and Recreation: Strategies and Resources

 

 

Transition Planning for Socialization & Sexuality: Strategies and Resources

 

 

Transition to Employment: Strategies and Resources

 

 

Transition to Independent Living: Strategies and Resources

 

 

Transition to Postsecondary Education: Strategies and Resources

 

 

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Interagency Communication, Collaboration, & Cooperation

 

Effective Interagency Collaboration, Communication and Linkages between Schools, Families, Community-Service Providers and Employers

 

 

Roles and Responsibilities of Families, Teachers, Administrators, Related-Service Personnel, Community Service Providers, and Employers in Transition Planning and Education

 

 

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Transition Systems & Program Structure

8

Barriers and Challenges to Effective Transition Education Planning and Education

9

Lessons Learned from Federal and State Transition Systems Change and School-to-Work Initiatives

10

Effective Advocacy and Leadership for Systemic Reform in Transition

11

Exercise: Systems Analysis Of Transition Education Plans

 

Designing and Conducting a Community Needs Assessment to Improve Transition Policies, Procedures and Practices

 

 

Follow-up/Follow-Along: How to design and implement a follow-up/follow-along survey to assess the transition status of students with disabilities who have exited secondary school

 

 

Roles, Responsibilities, and Competencies Required of Transition Education Specialists

 

 

Strategies for Organizing an Interagency Transition Team to improve transition services for youth with disabilities in your local community

 

 

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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

 

Additional resources are available for downloading. Since many resources address multiple topical areas an effort has been made to organize resources into topical areas that make sense. An index of the materials available is also provided.

 

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PURPOSE AND ORGANIZATION OF THIS WEBSITE

AUDIENCE THIS SERIES WAS DEVELOPED FOR

LIST OF WORKSHOP MODULES AND TOPICS

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

COMPLETE LIST OF WORKSHOP MODULES & MATERIALS

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