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 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.
- 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
- 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?
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.
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