Presentation on theme: "Achieving the Dream – Transition to Post – Secondary Education for Students with Disabilities. What is your dream for your child?"— Presentation transcript:
1Achieving the Dream – Transition to Post – Secondary Education for Students with Disabilities. What is your dream for your child?
2Agenda: Transition Planning Overview. Helping Your Teen Build a Dream. DVD: Real Life Stories.Five Steps of Transition Planning..
3Student Keeping the “best interests” of the student as the focus of Student-Centred Planning.Keeping the “best interests” ofthe student as the focus ofplanning.Helping the student build theirdream and share it with others.Having high expectations forthe student, along with neededsupports to ensure success.Student
4Advance planning for entry into post-secondary education is essential Advance planning for entry into post-secondary education is essential. Parents will need to:Communicate to others the student’s needs.Become familiar with resources, supportsand funding, including:Accommodations and adaptive technology.Ensure the student applies in advance.Be actively involved.
5Start Planning During Junior High. Selecting courses.Exploring interests, skills and dreams.Volunteering, extra curricular activities,work experience.Taking part in IPP team meetings.Learning to describe the disability and toidentify the accommodations that help.
10Develop & Implement Plan TRANSITION PLANNING.Get ReadyForm Planning TeamHold Exit MeetingStudentMonitor &Update PlanDevelop & Implement Plan
11Help Your Teen Create a Portfolio. Portfolio - a collection of documentsand photographs.- the portable, self-containedrecord of your teen’s experiencesand accomplishments.
12Carly’s Career Exploration. Gradual approach.Real life situations.Interests and strengths.Challenges and limitations.
13The Duty to Accommodate: ….. To the point of undue hardship ….. The Disability Service Office.Examples of Accommodations:Note Takers.Software voice programs to assist studentswith reading or writing.Extended time for exams, oral exams orspecial locations for exams.
14Vulnerabilities and Safeguards: Vulnerabilities: Being Ignored.Being Taken Advantage of.Safeguards: Participation in student activities.Knowing their rights.Learning how to self advocate.
15Choosing a Post-Secondary Program. Your teen may be considering:A technical institute.An apprenticeship orindustry training program.A college or university.
16FUNDING POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION: “Are You A Post-Secondary StudentWith A Permanent Disability?”Visit
17Step 2: Form Transition Planning Team. Student’s Role: … Expressing his/her wishes and needs.Parent’s Role: … Supporting students inexpressing their wishes and needs.… Assisting the team to stay focusedon the students strengths and abilities.
18Step 3: Develop and Implement Plan. A plan is put into action:Choose institution/program.Visit Disability Service Office.Make application.Required assessments and required documents.Funding for tuition and accommodations.Support network on and off campus.Living arrangements, etc.
19Step 4: Monitor and Update Plan. Team reviews plan every six months.During grade11 team meets more often to review andupdate plan and ensure deadlines are met.An important role of the teen and parent is to ensureall short and long term goals will be met:… before the teen starts post-secondary studies …
20Step 5: Hold Exit Meeting. Hold final transition planning meeting well before graduation to allow time to follow upany outstanding items.
21Dream Facilitator.… having a group of supporters and champions to call upon can have tremendous benefits for the young adult and for the family of the young adult …
22Thank you for attending. Parent Workshop Evaluation.Please take a few minutes to complete the workshop evaluation sheet.Thank you for attending.