Transition Planning for Students with Disabilities

$12.00 [3.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours]

Course Number: #02-709

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CE Course Description

Transition services from school to post-school activities for students with disabilities require a coordinated set of activities within an outcome-oriented process. This continuing education course, developed using information from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, discusses transition planning, services, and requirements, education and employment options for students and youth with disabilities after leaving secondary school, and supporting decisions made by students and youth with disabilities. In addition, real life examples, a sample flow chart of the transition process, and a glossary of key terms used in the transition process are presented.

CE Course Objetives

1. Summarize current efforts to ensure that all students and youth with disabilities are equipped with the skills and knowledge to be engaged in the 21st Century workforce.

2. Highlights educational opportunities, credentials, and employment strategies designed to assist students with disabilities as they prepare for a meaningful postsecondary education and thriving career.

3. Describe services and key requirements of the IDEA and the Rehabilitation Act that facilitate the transition from school to post-school activities.

4. Discuss transition services within a framework of structured planning, meaningful youth and family engagement, and State agency coordination and accountability.

5. Outline specific actions to be taken while transitioning and available services and supports for students and youth with disabilities.

6. Present key elements of supported decision-making and describe the practice of informed choice to assist students and youth with disabilities in their decisions for adult life.

7. Define key terms that are relevant to the transition process and examine real life examples.

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