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Transition services accountability

I have read all the ideas posted to date and there are some really good ones and some not so good ones. But they all have one fatal flaw. We can ask for all the legislature, required training, and required services we want, but until there are swift and financially weighted consequences in place when there is a dispute regarding services, there will always be a systemic failure in the support provided to disabled individuals. ...View full idea »

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Why Emulate General Education?

Inclusion in education for students on IEPs has had many positive aspects. But we need to do better than putting resources and energy into the acquisition of a diploma. IDEA has a bigger purpose than a diploma, with the mandate to prepare each student for further education, employment, and living as independent as possible. Also, general ed is falling short of meeting the needs of many students without special needs by ...View full idea »

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Liaison for transition

When in school, students with disabilities are afforded a team to help develop a plan helping them to achieve their academic goals. A transition plan is part of an IEP, yet after leaving school parents and students are at the mercy of their state's benefit agencies to obtain services. While an individual case manager might not be appropriate to guide all students through the eligibility process, a liaison familiar with ...View full idea »

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Require School Districts to collect data

School district's (LEAs) must be required to collect and publish data on the number of students transitioning to paid/self employment vs. sheltered exploitive workshops or day programs.

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Family Transition Training

Parents and families are in dire need of transition training. Schools aren't providing families or students with needed information, and there's a great deal of misinformation or out-of-date information circulating on the internet. Sadly, many families don't understand the ramifications of a decision until after their student has left school. It's too easy to take a wrong turn, when you haven't been given a roadmap. ...View full idea »

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ENGLISH SECOND LANGUAGE TAUGHT TO DEAF DISABLED CHILD/ADULTS

i AM WORKING WITH A DEAF ADULT WHO WENT TO DEAF'BLIND STATE SCHOOL. HE WAS TAUGHT ASL (AM SIGN LANG) BUT NEVER TAUGHT TO READ AND WRITE IN ENGLISH. BECAUSE OF THIS HE CAN'T PASS A TABE TEST AT 2ND GRADE LEVEL, VR WON'T WORK WITH HIM, NO CAPACITY, THEY STATE, SEE HIS TEST SCORES. WE HAVE OTHER DEAF COMMUNITY MEMBERS IN OUR SMALL TOWN. NONE ARE WORKING, EVEN THO ALL COULD WORK, LOW ENGLISH TEST SCORES. THEY WERE NEVER ...View full idea »

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IEP Acceptance Signatures

It should be mandatory that a parent or caregiver needs to sign their agreement/disagreement with an IEP and it's implementation along with an accountability of what each team member will be providing. At this time an ISD can implement an IEP without parental input, acceptance or permission. Many parents don't know what to do or are intimidated by what needs to be done to stop the ISD. The IEP needs to be signed as accepted ...View full idea »

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Mandate training in Transition for youth with Low Incidence dis

...for state Department of Education, VR, Health etc. Annual two day training. Training can be provided by in-state entitities who work with these populations.

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Job-related skills

What we usually see are the TASKS and not all the skills involved in getting and retaining a job over time. We must ensure children learn all along about organization, stamina, social worth and friendships, etc.

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Develop soft skills throughout school

Soft skills are not exclusive to high school.

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Transition Plan and soft skills

Soft skills are and should be part of a child's IEP -- and education -- all through school days. It should not just become a part of transition planning in the final years of school. Different levels and aspects of soft skills to be taught....

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Soft skills

Targeting soft skills teaching only at HS level is counter-productive. Shouldn't these be targeted right from the start -- pre-school and elementary?? There are different "levels" of soft skills and a student's needs may change -- as will interests and preferences. So modify the soft skills through all levels.

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