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Instruction and practice in developing self-determination skills should begin early in a student's career.
Dorinda Rife, CLVT, COMS, describes the importance of long-term planning and instruction to prepare students with visual impairments for the future.
David Wiley talks about the benefits of Person-Centered Planning and how it can help students and their families with transition from school to work.
Dr. Penny Rosenblum discusses the development of navigational and social skills for children and adults who are visually impaired and unable to drive.
Beth Jordan shares her insights on Preparing for Transition and talks about the mandate for educational services versus the lack of a mandate for adult service.
Wendy Bridgeo discusses the importance of starting the transition process early for students with disabilities, especially those with CHARGE syndrome.
As students prepare for the transition from the school years to adult life, they need information and advice specific to their needs.
These programs give students with disabilities an opportunity to enjoy a variety of experiences.
Self-determination means understanding one's abilities and making one's own choices, and is one of the foundations of independence and adult responsibility.
Surveys, studies, and research on the results and outcomes of transition practices for students with disabilities.
hese resources provide invaluable information, advice, and encouragement for students contemplating college.
The organizations and agencies in this section offer information about transition for students with disabilities.
Person-centered planning and personal futures planning are dynamic and empowering approaches to transition for students with disabilities. The focus is on the student's goals, abilities, dreams and...
These sites offer a wealth of information on understanding the law, one's legal rights, Medicare, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), guardianship, and legal and estate planning.
These websites are helpful to students who are blind or visually impaired and beginning to plan for employment and careers.
Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) resources typically cover a broad range of disabilities. It can be difficult to pinpoint information that is most useful for job seekers who are blind or visually...
In making the transition from the school years to adult life, students who are blind or visually impaired need information and advice specific to their needs.
This section is full of practical tips to make cooking and meal preparation safe and easy for people with blindness or visual impairments. Information covers the full range of activities: grocery...
Independent Living encompasses a wide range of topics for people of all ages.
Practice math and fine motor skills while students make this healthy snack!
Students will enjoy the edible reward of their hard work while learning basic science principles!
Adapt your summer lesson plans and activities with these cross-curriculum ideas.
Stocking shelves or refilling snack bins is a great way to teach many skills through a single activity.
It's not complicated when you follow these organization tips for a weekly pizza parlor in your class!
Cook s'mores for a snack while learning the science behind it with this solar oven.
Help children understand the importance of planning organization and sequencing during this activity!
Develop tactile object identification through a variety of games to practice the skill for independent living.
Practice pre-braille skills including tactile discrimination, sorting, and object identification in this simple game!
Teach students to select named objects through object discrimination skills and searching techniques.
Learning about how communities work helps children understand more about the world around them.
Build confidence and independence while taking part in school organizations with appropriate tasks.
Learn how to choose appropriate foods and packages for safety and independence!
Establish an understanding of time as applied to clocks, daily schedules and duration of activities.
Use audio recordings of familiar voices to make a fun auditory discrimination guessing game!
Give descriptive clues to help children practice inference of familiar places and settings.
Practice packing a toiletries bag to work on problem solving, fine motor and vocational skills.
Practice fine motor and tactile discrimination skills during this money math activity.
Use an adapted daily calendar to reinforce the concept of time through the school year.
Being able to count and sort coins has a number of uses in daily life.
Promote the classroom community with these ideas of simple jobs in the classroom!
Practice object identification through tactile and visual cues adapted for the individual student.
Students learn shapes based on real objects to form tactile discrimination, math and language skills.
Smell and taste are often motivating reinforcers for children with visual impairments!
Students learn to react appropriately when their names are called within a group setting.
Students use familiar activities to practice sequencing skills using expressive language.
Students can practice prevocational skills and responsibility through on-campus jobs.
Help students develop a stronger sense of self through this critical thinking activity.
A tactile object schedule can help children with transitions throughout the day.
Practice dressing up in costumes or everyday clothes to encourage body awareness!
Real tactile objects are used in this hands-on sequencing activity for students with multiple disabilities.