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1 Canadian Resources Community Resource Mapping Transition Planning Brochures Transition Facts Nova Scotia Department Transition Planning Guide Nova Scotia Department of Education Transition Planning Fact Sheet Life Skills: Supporting Student Success Transition Resource Activity Kits Books on Transition-Related Topics Other Resources A Transition Plan is a written document to support students in achieving their dreams and aspirations for adult life. It is important to initiate the planning process as early as possible to enable the student's team to navigate barriers associated with a students strengths and challenges. The Halifax Regional School Board advocates the integration of the transition planning goals into the outcomes of the student's Individual Program Plan. Transition Planning Transition planning is a collaborative process Updated May 2012

2 Canadian Resources Community Resource Mapping Transition Planning Brochures Other Resources Home A transition is the passage from one stage to another and is a lifelong process. Transition occurs when a student moves from home to school, from grade to grade, from school to school, from community to school, or from school to community. (Transition Planning for Students with Special Needs: The Early Years through to Adult Life, p. 5) Facts about Transition Transition Facts Transition planning is a collaborative process

3 Canadian Resources Other Resources Transition planning takes into consideration all major aspects of each students life experiences and assists in determining appropriate educational resources and programming. The crossover from youth to adulthood carries expectations of independent living, employment, and recreational pursuits. Transition planning is essential if students are to be empowered to improve the quality of their independent lives. (Transition Planning for Students with Special Needs: The Early Years through to Adult Life, p. 5) Community Resource Mapping Home Transition Facts HRSB Individual Transition Planning Information Brochure for Parents and Guardians Transition Planning Brochure Self-Advocacy Student Brochure Transition Planning Brochures Transition planning is a collaborative process

4 Canadian Resources Other Resources Transition Facts Transition Planning Brochures Home Community Resource Mapping Career Handbooks Community Resource Mapping is a way for the program planning team to focus on what their community has to offer to meet the educational, employment and other requirements of youth. While community resource mapping focuses on what is already present in the community, it can also focus on the development of partnerships where people work together to enhance post-high school options for students with special needs. (Transition Planning for Students with Special Needs: The Early Years through to Adult Life, p. 9) Community Resource Mapping Transition planning is a collaborative process

5 Other Resources Home Transition Facts Transition Planning Brochures Community Resource Mapping Some Canadian resources that may be helpful in transition planning have been gathered from various provinces. Provincial Documents Post-secondary Financial Assistance Conference Board of Canada Brochures Canadian Resources Transition planning is a collaborative process

6 Home Transition Facts Transition Planning Brochures Community Resource Mapping Canadian Resources Some other resources that may be helpful in transition planning have been gathered from sources outside Canada. Webcast: Transition and AAC by David Mc Naughton: Supporting Transitions to the Adult World for Individuals who use AAC UIC Division of Specialized Care for Children : Preparing for Transition More Resources Other Resources Transition planning is a collaborative process

7 While many sources may exist that are helpful to the team in the transition planning process, some teachers may find the following books and resources useful. These resources may be accessed and borrowed for a two week period. Phone: (902) Ext HRSB Library-Spectacle Lake Binder of compiled transition community resources. The resources in this binder have been sorted into priority areas to support easy access for viewing. Basic Social Skills for Youth (1992). Boys Town, NE: The Boys Town Press. Harrington, T. (ed) (2003). Handbook of career planning for students with special needs. Austin, Texas: Pro-Ed International Publisher. PRO-ED Series on Transition: Blalock, G., Benz, M. (1999). Using community transition teams to improve transition services. Austin, Texas: Pro-Ed International Publisher. Bassett, D., Lehmann, J. (2001). Student-focused conferencing and planning. Austin,Texas: Pro-Ed International Publisher. Elksnin, N., Elksnin, L. (1998). Teaching occupational social skills. Austin, Texas: Pro- Ed International Publisher. Books on Transition-Related Topics

8 PRO-ED Series on Transition: Michaels, C. (1998) Transition to employment. Austin, Texas: Pro-Ed International Publisher. Patton, J., Cronin, M., Wood, S. (eds.) (1999). Infusing real-life topics into Existing curricula. Austin, Texas: Pro-Ed International Publisher. Patton, J., Dunn, C. (1998). Transition from school to young adulthood. Austin, Texas: Pro-Ed International Publisher. Webb, K. (2000). Transition to postsecondary education. Austin, Texas: Pro-Ed International Publisher. Wehman, P. (ed.) (1998). Developing transition plans. Austin, Texas: Pro-Ed International Publisher. Wehmeyer, M.,Morningstar,M., Husted,D. (1999).Family involvement in transition planning and implementation. Austin, Texas: Pro-Ed International Publisher. Books on Transition-Related Topics

9 Canada Career Development Foundation: Tools and Books Essential Skills: Take them with You (Poster) EF9B4ADD06EF/72194/EssentialSkills_Poster_e.pdf Essential Skills Profiles for various occupations Department of Labour and Workforce Development (2005): career s.novascotia.ca Career Handbooks

10 Provincial Documents Nova Scotia Department of Education: Alberta Scroll down to access Building on Success: Helping Students Make Transitions from Year to Year British Columbia Scroll down for Transition Planning APSEA Transition Services Video Finding Your Place:Transition Services for Students Who are Blind or Visually ImpairedFinding Your Place:Transition Services for Students Who are Blind or Visually Impaired New Brunswick Scroll down/click on Exceptionalities to access Resource For the Transition of Students with Exceptionalities From School to Work or Post Secondary Education and Adult Life Ontario Transition Planning (Scroll down to Transition Planning: A Resource Guide, 2002)

11 The following are some resources that may be helpful in researching community options. Additional community resources may exist that are not listed here that the team may find valuable as they gather information. CAREER / EMPLOYMENT / VOCATIONAL TRAINING SERVICES: Provincial Autism Centre-Autism Works: Parents as Career Coaches Easter Seals Nova Scotia: New Leaf Enterprises for persons with physical disabilities Access to Community Education and Employment (ACEE): Affirmative Industries Association of Nova Scotia (AIANS) Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority (APSEA) Canadian Automotive Repair and Service (CARS) Council Community Resource Mapping

12 DIRECTIONS Council for Vocational Services in Nova Scotia Prescott Group Dartmouth Adult Services Centre (DASC) Anchor Industries Society The Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Network (EDN) reachAbility Teamwork Cooperative Nova Scotia League for Equal Opportunities Nova Scotia Department of Community Services The Workbridge Association Community Resource Mapping CEED Centre for Entrepreneurship Education & Development Incorporated Solutions Learning Centre Department of Labour and Workforce Development (2005): career s.novascotia.ca

13 Job Junction The People Bank Lake City Employment Services Association Service Canada The Watershed Association Development Enterprise Workink: Community Resource Mapping Youth Live The Learning Kitchen Nova Scotia Tourism Human Resource Council The Conference Board of Canada, Employability Skills Conference Board of Canada Skills Credentialing Self Assessment and Portfolio Building Tool

14 Community Resource Mapping VOLUNTEER: Job Junction: List of Non Profit Organizations with Volunteer Opportunities Feed Nova Scotia Metro Food Bank Society Nova Scotia Parker Street Food and Furniture Bank Recreation Nova Scotia Habitat for Humanity HRM Halifax Area Leisure and Therapeutic Riding Capital Health Volunteer Opportunities Categories.1=140¢erContent.Id.0=11520

15 Halifax Area Leisure and Therapeutic Riding (HALTR) Nova Scotia Mikmaw Youth, Recreation & Active Circle for Living Mikmaq Friendship Center HRM Recreation –follow links from Nova Scotia Recreation Recreation Therapy: Topics on left hand side bar Community Resource Mapping LEISURE AND RECREATION: Adult Service Centres N.S. Department of Community Services Cole Harbour Recreation The Halifax and Region Military Family Resource Centre The Halifax Regional Public Libraries Special Olympics Nova Scotia (SONS) YMCA Autism Arts: Provincial Autism Centre Teen and Adult Social Programs:

16 TRANSPORTATION: Metro Transit Access-A-Bus Accessible Taxi Service Need-a-Lift Acadian Lines HOUSING / RESPITE: Nova Scotia Department of Community Services The Central Region Respite Society (CRRS) NSRAA Nova Scotia Residential Agencies Association L'Arche Canada: L'Arche Halifax: Community Resource Mapping Easter Seals Nova Scotia: Access 2 Entertainment (see Community Outreach) Easter Seals Nova Scotia: Travel Disability Card (see Community Outreach)

17 EDUCATION: African Nova Scotian Student Advisor (Scholarships and Support Services) Archy Beals,Coordinator African Canadian Student Success Post-Secondary Guide for African Nova Scotian Students: Nova Scotia Community College St Marys University: Atlantic Centre of Research, Access, and Support for Students with Disabilities Dalhousie University Office of Student Accessibility and Accommodation Nova Scotia Department of Education Post- Secondary Disability Services Mount St. Vincent University: Mount Saint Vincent Disability Services: Community Resource Mapping

18 Partnership for Access Awareness Nova Scotia (PAANS): CANADA STUDENT LOANS PROGRAM (CSLP). Designated Educational Institutions Community Resource Mapping ADVOCACY: Brain Injury Association of Nova Scotia (BIANS): Canadian Mental Health Association Community ACCESS-Ability Program Services NS and Municipal Relations Independent Living Nova Scotia The Disabled Persons Commission Canada Student Loans Program (CSLP) - Designated Educational Institutions

19 The Halifax Association for Community Living (HACL) Learning Disabilities Association of Nova Scotia Council for Exceptional Children Native Web reachAbility Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network (PLAN) Service Canada Provincial Autism Centre: CNIB The Nova Scotia Down Syndrome Society Laing House Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia (LISNS) Community Resource Mapping

20 OTHER SERVICES: Webcast: Transition and AAC by David Mc Naughton: Supporting Transitions to the Adult World for Individuals who use AAC Assistive Technology Centre: Web site has links for information and resources related to assistive technology. Wisconsin Assistive Technology Initiative Breakthrough Canadian Mental Health Association: Children's Aid Society of Halifax CHOICES Adolescent Treatment Program Literacy: The Dartmouth Learning Network The Bedford Sackville Literacy Network (BSLN) The Halifax Community Learning Network Community Resource Mapping

21 Progress Centre for Early Intervention The Self-Help Connection (SHC) Phoenix Youth Programs Safety Services Nova Scotia: A selection of safety courses including WHMIS and Forklift Operator Training Nova Scotia Safety Council online WHMIS program: Nova Scotia Tourism Human Resource Council: WHMIS / Food Safety courses: St John Ambulance First Aid88 Slayter Street, Dartmouth, NS B3A 2A Canadian Red Cross First Aid133 Troop Avenue, Dartmouth, NS B3B 2A Community Resource Mapping

22 Learning Disabilities: Learning Disabilities Association of Nova Scotia (LDANS) Learning Disabilities Association of Canada (LDAC) LD Online Community Resource Mapping Government of Canada Persons with Disabilities Online: GUIDES AND DIRECTORIES:

23 Other Associations: NEADS: National Educational Association of Disabled Students. CADSPPE: Canadian Association of Disability Service providers in Post-Secondary Education AHEAD: Association for Higher Education, Access and Disability Career Planning and Assessing skills and Aptitudes: Nova Scotia Youth Secretariat site: Opportunity Place Exploring Careers Career Planning Job Junction: To replace lost cards: Social Insurance Card - call toll free Health Card - call MSI at or toll free Birth/Death/ Marriage Certificates - call Vital Statistics or toll free Community Resource Mapping

24 Employability Skills 2000: Innovation Skills Profile: Conference Board of Canada Education and Learning Department

25 Other Resources Learning Disabilities Online. Transition: School to Work The Guide to Special Education in Maine: Information on transition. Career Activity File. Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education and Oklahomas Career Resource Network. University of Washington: Adolescent Health Transition Project. Youth Engagement Tool Kit Art Gallery of Nova Scotia: Programs for Youth at Risk:

26 Nova Scotia Department of Education Database of student awards: Auburn High Dartmouth High Charles P. Allen Citadel High Cole Harbour High Eastern Shore Flexible Learning and Education Centres Halifax West Post- Secondary Financial Assistance

27 J.L. Ilsley High Lockview High Millwood High Musquodoboit Rural High Prince Andrew High School Sackville High Sir John A. MacDonald Post- Secondary Financial Assistance

28 Transition Facts 1. What is a transition? A transition is the passage from one stage to another and is a lifelong process. Transition occurs when a student moves from home to school, from grade to grade, from school to school, or from school to community. Transition planning takes into consideration all major aspect of each student's life experiences and assists in determining appropriate educational resources and programming. The crossover from youth to adulthood carries expectations of independent living, employment and recreational pursuits. Transition planning is essential if students are to be empowered to improve the quality of their independent lives. Transition Planning recognizes the need for additional planning to design educational programs that provide students with special needs the skills, knowledge and attitudes to meet their future life aspirations. 2. What is a Transition Plan? A transition plan is a written document that reflects goals developed collaboratively in response to the specific strengths and challenges of the student in relation to his or her aspirations for the future. Transition planning assists in ensuring successful entry into school, supports students to remain in school, and at the end of their public schooling, ensures that a plan is in place for taking the "next step" towards an independent adult life in the community. The plan may cover a wide range of programming and services such as supporting students' entry into public school, post-high school options, housing, leisure, independent living, and in-school transitioning. The goals of the transition plan are incorporated into the student's individualized program plan outcomes (IPP). 3. How do school program planning teams decide the students that require transition planning? Transition Planning is an integral part of the individual program planning for all students with special needs. Transition Planning must be a part of the planning process for all students on Individual Program Plans. School to Community Transition Planning is initiated when a student enters junior high school.

29 4. Who are the members of the transition planning team? The team membership may change in response to the student's strengths, challenges and future aspirations and the identified transition. The membership can be home based, school based and community based and must include: parent (s) / guardian (s) student (when appropriate) school principal or designate teachers involved Other members will come from a wide spectrum of service and advocacy providers which may include: school-and board-based personnel government and non-government agencies residential and recreational services providers health-care professionals advocacy organizations Transition Facts 5. What are the roles of the members of the transition planning team? The role of each participant, both in the planning process and subsequent follow-up, is dependent upon their expertise and the range of services they represent. Specific responsibilities of participants in the implementation, tracking, and monitoring of transition goals that are embedded in the student's Individual Program Planning outcomes will be assigned by the team chair (principal or designate) and recorded. Specific responsibilities assigned to the members of the group are essential to the successful transition process. These responsibilities can be referred to as the "action planning". This outlines the actions the adults involved in the planning will follow to ensure transition planning progress.

30 6. When is the transition planning reviewed? The program planning team reviews the transition planning during the school year by evaluating the students progress towards meeting his or her goals. This level of planning is often included in the student's Individual Program Planning meeting. If the outcomes are not being achieved, it may be necessary to revise the transition planning goals or to consider and address the factors that may be barriers to achievement of the outcomes. 7. How can teams ensure effective transition planning? Transition planning is most effective when participants systematically use collaborative principles for decision making, carefully document to ensure due process, and thoroughly analyze resources and services available. Resources, finances, and programs are often shared among a variety of departments and agencies and require a collaborative team approach in order to co-ordinate services effectively. Transition Facts

31 Transition Resource Activities The following transition resource activities may be accessed from the HRSB Library-Spectacle LakeHRSB Library-Spectacle Lake and may be signed out by teachers for a period of two weeks. The resource kits offer some information and activities that may be helpful in transition planning with some students. Phone: (902) Ext Unit 1: Employment Literacy Computer / Internet / Job Search Skills Unit 2: Transit / Street Map Reading / Route Maps Time Management Unit 3: Numeracy Financial Skills TRANSITION RESOURCE ACTIVITY KITS

32 Transition Resource Activities Transition Kiosk Online : HRSB Library-Spectacle Lake Unit 4: Interview Skills On the Job Skills Unit 5: Portfolio skills Community Resource Mapping

33 Nova Scotia Department of Education Nova Scotia Department of Education Transition Planning Guide: Transition Planning for Students with Special Needs: The Early Years through to Adult Life The Program Planning Process: A Guide for Parents pages (scroll down for document) Assistive Technology: Supporting Student Success Assistive Technology Protocol for Transition Planning pages Nova Scotia Department of Education Transition Planning Fact Sheet: Fact Sheet: Transition: A Lifelong Process Life Skills: Supporting Student Success (Scroll down)

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