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Human Exceptionality Chapter 4
Human Exceptionality Chapter 4
Human Exceptionality Chapter 4
Human Exceptionality Chapter 4
Human Exceptionality Chapter 4
Human Exceptionality Chapter 4
Human Exceptionality Chapter 4
Human Exceptionality Chapter 4
Human Exceptionality Chapter 4
Human Exceptionality Chapter 4
Human Exceptionality Chapter 4
Human Exceptionality Chapter 4
Human Exceptionality Chapter 4
Human Exceptionality Chapter 4
Human Exceptionality Chapter 4
Human Exceptionality Chapter 4
Human Exceptionality Chapter 4
Human Exceptionality Chapter 4
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Human Exceptionality Chapter 4

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  • 1. TRANSITION AND ADULT LIFE ©2011 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  • 2. Focus 1What do we know about access to community living & employment for people with disabilities after they leave school?Focus 2What are requirements for transition planning in IDEA?Focus 3Identify purposes of person-centered transition planning & basic steps in its formulation. ©2011 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  • 3. Focus 4Why is it important for students with disabilities to receive instruction in self-determination, academics, adaptive & functional life skills, & employment preparation during the secondary school years?Focus 5Describe government-funded & natural supports for people with disabilities. ©2011 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  • 4.  Most of Lee’s education happens in the community with assistance of peer tutors. Lee has acquired more independence. Lee has a part-time job stocking shelves at a local store. He uses public transportation to get to work. Lee is a friendly & outgoing student. Lee can’t read but he can follow a checklist. ©2011 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  • 5.  IDEA: transition services part of a student’s IEP Family: single most powerful force in preparing child for adulthood Principle components:  Instruction linked to post school outcomes  Cooperative & collaborative PLANNING  Availability of federal funding ©2011 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  • 6.  Outcome-oriented process Driven by student’s needs, preferences, & interests Instruction includes:  related services  community experiences  employment & post school adult living objectives  acquisition of daily living skills  functional vocational evaluation ©2011 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  • 7.  Student IEP must include :  transition services related to course study (age 14)  transition services & agency linkages (age 16) ©2011 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  • 8.  Vocational Rehabilitation Act  access to vocational training programs Carl Perkins Vocational & Technical Education Act  Improved vocational education programs American with Disabilities Act (ADA)  Equal access ©2011 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  • 9.  School to Work Opportunities Act  Education & training for vocational & post secondary education Ticket to Work & Work Incentives Improvement Act  Access to employment & critical health care coverage ©2011 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  • 10.  Federal assistance limited after high school Familiarity with crucial components of adult service system Strategies to facilitate family involvement:  Person-centered planning approach  Identifying of child’s preferences  Exploration & identification expectations ©2011 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  • 11.  Assistance  Assessment  Transition plan  Interagency Coordination  Parents and students participation  Facilitate access to community services & employment ©2011 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  • 12.  Access to General Education considerations:  Learning needs  Cultural background  Learning modes  Assistive technology  Motivation & Self-esteem ©2011 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  • 13.  Outcomes  Functional independence  Lifestyle choices  Higher education ©2011 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  • 14.  Critical transition & long term outcomes = ability to make personal choices, exercise free will, independence & individual responsibility Effective decision-making & problem-solving skills enhance positive transition outcomes Important transition element = Individual choice IEP planning provides students opportunity to practice self-determination ©2011 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  • 15.  Community Focus  Focus on student & family needs & preferences  Balance between: ▪ time in inclusive general education ▪ placement & employment preparation  Local job opportunities reflected in curriculum  On-site employment training  Opportunities to interact with peers  Comprehensive transition planning linked to job placement ©2011 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  • 16.  Adult Services  Support in all areas: ▪ post secondary education ▪ employment ▪ supported living ▪ leisure activities ▪ vocational rehabilitation ▪ social services ▪ mental health  Adult service agencies & school collaboration ▪ early adult service agencies involvement ▪ establish transition goals ▪ identify appropriate activities throughout school years ©2011 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  • 17.  Federal & state government funding  Income support - direct cash payments to people with disabilities  Health care - Medicaid & Medicare Supported Residential Living  Group homes  Semi-independent homes and apartments  Foster family care ©2011 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  • 18.  Employment  Work experience ▪ Off-campus job training  Career education ▪ Social skills development ▪ Career choices awareness ▪ Occupational opportunities exploration  Community-referenced instruction ▪ Direct training & ongoing support in work setting ©2011 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  • 19.  Natural supports include:  family  friends  neighbors  co-workers Contributions  Sense of self worth, self esteem, & independence 8/10 people with significant disabilities live with their parents most of their lives Beneficial for everyone ©2011 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.

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