Instructor-Led

Planning Transition for Students with Visual Impairments and Multiple Disabilities (winter session)

This course helps members of the educational team become more effective transition team members. Plan and administer individualized, age-appropriate, and culturally responsive assessments to develop appropriate activities.

The transition from special education to post-school life presents significant challenges to students, their families and their educational teams. The challenges multiply when students have visual impairment and multiple disabilities. This course helps members of the educational team become more effective transition team members.

Discussions, lecture, videos, readings, and case studies facilitate the participant’s understanding of the legal requirements for transition in IDEA and the transition planning process.

Course Objectives

Course participants will:

  • Understand the fundamentals of transition planning and its goals.
    • Define transition
    • What does IDEA say
    • What’s required? Indicator 13
    • Post-school outcomes
  • Know how to collaborate with school personnel, outside agencies, and families.
    • Collaboration
    • Working with Families
  • Plan and administer individualized, age-appropriate, and culturally responsive assessments to develop a set of appropriate activities.
    • Developing a vision for the future – planning tools
    • Assessment
  • Have a deep understanding of existing systems to further student success in employment, further learning, and community involvement.
    • Who is involved? How does your state and/or district manage the process?
    • What are the resources in your community?

Required Text

Bridgeo, W., et.al. (2014).  Total Life Learning: Preparing for Transition – A curriculum for ALL students with sensory impairments.Watertown, MA Perkins School for the Blind.  This can be purchased on Amazon.com 

How to earn Graduate Credits

You will have the opportunity to add 2 graduate credits to your registration for an additional $255.00 through Fitchburg State University (Fitchburg, MA). Instructions will be provided to registered participants two weeks before the start date.

Other Payment Option

To pay by Purchase Order, choose the Purchase Order option during checkout.    Group rate automatically applied to orders of 3 seats or more. Contact Perkins eLearning at [email protected] for any questions.

 

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Meet the Presenters

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Betsy McGinnity
Betsy McGinnity recently retired after 36 years at Perkins School for the Blind, where she had overseen the operations of the Training & Educational Resources Program. McGinnity spent several years working as a teacher of students with deafblindness and severe disabilities in public and state schools before starting her career at Perkins in 1980 as coordinator of vocational services in the Deafblind Program. For the next two decades McGinnity worked with students and families to help students transition from being in school to living and working as adults in their communities. She received her M.Ed in special education at the University of Washington in Seattle.
Dates:
January 16, 2023 - February 19, 2023
Level:
Introductory
Length:
Multiple weeks
Credits:
2 Graduate
25 Continuing Education
25 Professional Development
25 ACVREP
25 CTLE
25 OSPI
Cost:
$300 - Early Bird Price
$325 - Regular Price
Syllabus: