All of the resources that you need to make the right decisions as you transition into adulthood are right here in this guide, including "Tips for Parents" sections. These sections will give you the opportunity to work together with your parents as you transition into independence. You can share this website with them or even print out the "Tips for Parents" sections to help start a conversation about how you can begin doing things on your own.
Who's Future Is It Anyway? helps prepare students for their IEP meetings and gain self-determination skills through six sections that contain 36 lesson sessions.This lesson package comes with a Coach's Guide that outlines the lessons, how to teach them, the roles of the students and teachers, as well as expected outcomes.
Dare to Dream: A Transition Guide (Fill-able online)
An Educational Journey from Self Discovery to Advocacy: A Handbook for Students
An Educational Journey from Self Discovery to Advocacy: A Handbook for Students (Español)
This handbook was developed by Debora M. Presbie for the Connecticut State Department of Education (June 2003) for high school students with disabilities as an instructional tool for the development of self advocacy skills and transition planning.
If you plan to attend college, preparing for this goal is essential. This website provides suggestions to put into practice during your middle school and high school years. Click here for the PDF
Postsecondary Transition Goals Worksheets
Postsecondary Transition Goals Worksheets (Fillable)
These worksheets are from the Connecticut Transition Task Force (2009) Building a Bridge from School to Adult Life: Transition Manual for Students (English). Building a Bridge from School to Adult Life (Spanish)
Transition Planning Guides are excellent resources for planning for post school needs in Home/Living and Recreation and Leisure. These guides are from The Special Education Transition Portfolio Resource http://www.rockingham.k12.va.us/rcps_sped/SVRP/Table-of-Contents.htm
Transition Planning: Student Questionnaire
Transition Planning Checklist for Students and Parents
Transition Planning Guide: Home Living
Transition Planning Guide: Recreation/Leisure
Transition Planning Questionnaire - Expectations for the Future
Transition Planning Questionnaire - Expectations for the Future (Español)
Using Person-Centered Planning
This fact sheet is designed to assist personnel who serve and support students with significant disabilities and their families in postsecondary education settings. It defines terms, suggests tools, and identifies additional resources that may be used to assess, plan for, and support these students more effectively in postsecondary education settings.
Personal Preference Indicators: A Guide for Planning This guide was developed by the Center for Learning and Leadership/UCE. The purpose of the guide is to assist in planning with and for a person with a developmental disability. The Personal Preference Indicators are a guide to assessing information about the person's preferences, choices, self determination.
This Web site was built to help you plan for the future. What will you do after high school? Will you work? Go to college? Live in a place of your own? By using this Web site, you can plan for your future right now!
Assistive Technology (AT) Network
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