Person-Centered Planning for Transition Assessment

Transition Coalition

Allowing students to drive both the IEP and transition assessment is critical for identifying strengths, preferences, skills, and interests – one method for doing this is person-centered planning. Person-centered planning is a process to plan and support youth and families through a strengths-based lens, focusing on their capacity. Person-centered planning honors the individual’s contributions, preferences, choices, and abilities. It brings …

Person-Centered Approaches to Transition Planning

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Person-centered approaches to planning for employment, independent living, and postsecondary education support youth with disabilities in reaching their desired outcomes. They foster youth self-determination and open communication with supportive family members. Person-centered approaches individualize supports and services based on student preferences and perspectives from the context in which they live. Person-centered approaches must be relevant to family and community contexts …

2. Person-Centered, Student-Directed Planning

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Person-centered and student-directed planning is a cornerstone of a CBTP curriculum. Activities, experiences and learning opportunities should all be developed from a strengths perspective and based on the desired long-term goals of the students.  This includes focusing on an asset-driven approach to supporting youth who are historically marginalized. One way is to identify with each student what works and doesn’t …

How to Develop a Vision for the Future

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Teachers help students prepare and share their vision for the future in a number of ways. Check out these ideas on how to engage students to create and share their vision!  Multimedia Students can create a website or video about their vision for their future to share with others. Song, Story, or Poem Students can write a song, a story, …

Develop a Vision for the Future

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A student’s vision should excite and motivate the team to plan and act. The student’s vision ultimately drives the development of the IEP. Here’s how this young person describes a vision for the future.Click the boxes below to see how his vision is tied to his measurable postsecondary goals.EmploymentUpon completion of high school, I (Chase) will work part-time in the …

The Planning Process

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Transition planning is about more than completing the IEP! It involves thinking about a student’s strengths, needs, preferences, and interests while developing their vision for the future. This planning is done with the student and family. Session 3 will focus on how transition can be incorporated into an ongoing process. You will: Be guided through each step of a transition …

Session 2: Transition Planning and the IEP

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The IEP is like a road map for reaching the student’s and family’s vision for the future. This means a sufficient amount of time, energy, and planning must be given when developing a transition IEP. In Session 2 you will: Identify and understand the major components of the IEP for transition Review IEP components according to IDEA laws and regulations …

Best Practices in Planning for Transition

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Emerging in 1990, the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) began to address transition services. While school districts have created procedures to meet the IDEA requirements, educators continue to strive for more evolved, quality transition planning and services. The purpose of this module is to provide a general working knowledge of the IDEA transition requirements. You will learn about the spirit …

Family Characteristics

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Family characteristics describe the family along three dimensions. Family Characteristics: size, composition, cultural and racial identities, socioeconomic status, and geographic location. These basic characteristics can be potential assests or limitations impacting families during transition. Personal Characteristics of Family Members: family members’ physical and mental health, as well as coping styles. These characteristics can influence the family’s relationship with their youth …

Short Courses

Short Courses The Short Course is an online, instructor-led learning opportunity designed for local practitioners with content addressing evidence-based and research-informed practices and predictors. Partnering for Transition Assessment January 2024      Course Info & RegistrationWhat will I gain from a Short Course? Secondary transition experts will provide secondary transition-related information, resources, strategies, and ideas to participants. Local practitioners wanting to improve …