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Transition Planning & Assessment

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Transition Planning & Assessment2018-07-19T10:55:47+00:00

Transition means change, evolution, and movement. Students, parents and practitioners must work as a team to prepare for the changes that will occur when students move from school to post-school life. As part of that process, it is necessary to know a student’s present level of functioning and where their skills, abilities, and interest lie. This information can be obtained through any number of formal and informal assessments.

A number of considerations should be taken into account in an effort to build competence and ultimately prepare youth for life after school.

  • Planning for life after high school should be looked at as an ongoing and continuous process starting as early as elementary school.
  • The ultimate goal of the transition planning process, specific to the transition from school to work, is to make sure that all the stakeholders (e.g., students, parents, school staff, adult service staff) are proactively working to provide the appropriate academic, social, and occupational experiences that will help the individual to thrive in the workplace during and after school.
  • It’s best to utilize a person-centered planning approach (e.g., PATH, MAPS, GAP) so as to assist the student in taking control over his/her own life.
  • “Helping all youth to make informed choices and achieve desired outcomes requires a structured, well-defined assessment process. To collect all needed data, assessment activities should include observations, interviews, record reviews, and testing/performance activities” (Timmons et al., 2005).

As a young child most of us were asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Just as with any person, individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities should be, beginning at a young age, encouraged to dream big and plan well. That is what meaningful transition planning is really all about!

 

SC Department of Education’s Indicator 13 Training Module:

This module consists of a video, handouts, post-assessment, and resources!

Click here to access the Indicator 13 Training Module

Featured Planning Tool

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Solving Your Transition Assessment and Goal Development Challenges:

A work session with the National Technical Assistance Center on Transition

Work Session Materials

Presentation
Planning Resource
Information Gathering Form
Assessment Worksheet

Indicator 13 Town Hall Q&A

with Ann Moore & MaryEtta Taylor!

Assessments

Assessments

Goal Writing

Goal Writing

Monitoring

Monitoring

Other Questions

Other Questions

Document of Questions & Answers (Downloadable)

Join the Conversation!

Submit Your Indicator 13 Questions Here

Join the Conversation!

Padlet Q & A Instructions
Town Hall Padlet

Transition Assessment Resources

Informal Assessments

Career/ Employment
Self Determination/ Interests

Formal Assessments

Career/ Employment
Independent Living/ Interests
Self Determination

Fee-Based Informal & Formal Assessments

*This list of assessments is not intended in any way to be all-inclusive. It is intended to represent only a sampling of what is currently available. Reference to or use of any assessment product, service, or process does not imply recommendation, approval, affiliation, or sponsorship of that product, service, or process by the Center for Disability Resources, the Transition Alliance of SC, or our partnering agencies.

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