Definition: All students are prepared to participate and do participate meaningfully in the development of their post-school goals and plans to achieve those goals, and in any relevant meetings.
Students learn about & prepare for transition planning
- Graphic from Oregon that shows the Path to Transition Planning, linking the major steps along a path to a successful adult life, from Oregon’s Transition Resource Handbook.
- Whose Future is It Anyway? is an evidence-based practice in building student knowledge of transition planning, by Dr. Michael Wehmeyer and others. The curriculum has six sections that contain 36 lesson sessions. It comes with a Coach’s Guide (PDF, 51 pages, 2004)
- Evidence-based overviews and links to NTACT lesson plan starters for preparing students to participate in their IEP meetings. You will be prompted to set up an account with NTACT (transitionta.org) when you click on the links below.
- Map It: What Comes Next is a free, online, interactive training for transition-aged students who are deaf or hard of hearing. The training uses three questions: Who Am I?, What Do I Want?, How Do I Get There?
- Glossary of special education and transition terms, from Wrightslaw.com.
Students actively participate in meetings
- Tips to run successful meetings, from Mindtools.com.
- How students learn more when they are trained to direct their own IEP meetings: www.ernweb.com/educational-research-articles/students-participate-more-if-theyare-trained-in-self-directed-ieps/
- Serving on Groups (PDF or online modules) can be a useful tool for anyone who is serving, or wants to serve, on a decision-making group, from the Wisconsin Family Assistance Center for Education, Training, and Support. Full of practical tips, printable by section or you can purchase a copy.