1Vision for Further Education Will you go to school after high school?
2Vision for Further Education Your vision for life after graduation from high school may require you to get more education.You and your family will discuss options for further education that will meet your needs, as well as your family’s needs.Image is the copyrighted property of JupiterImage and is used with permission under license
3Vision for Further Education You and your family will learn about different educational options available to you after high school graduation.Image is the copyrighted property of JupiterImage and is used with permission under license
4Vision for Further Education You’ll learn how to advocate for and get the services and accommodations you’ll need to be successful in your post-secondary education.Image is the copyrighted property of JupiterImage and is used with permission under license
5Vision for Further Education You and your family will learn how going to college or other post-secondary schools is different from going to high school.Images are the copyrighted property of JupiterImage and are used with permission under license
6We’ll gather important information about your preferences, interests, strengths, and needs.
7Vital and Confidential Records Medical records - Tests and evaluationsSchool records - IEP, transcripts, assessment reportsWork history - Income Tax recordsFamily informationIdentificationBirth CertificateSocial Security CardState ID or Drivers LicenseCDIB (Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood)PassportInclude this slide in the Employment Lesson
8Gathering Information You need to keep important documents in one place. Things like school records, medical records, family information, school and work history are important to keep.
9Input Circle Further Education We’ll use the Input Circle to gather information foryour transitionIEP about…FurtherEducation
10You just graduated from high school. Imagine:…You just graduated from high school.What kind of job doyou want?Where are you goingto live?Will you get moreeducation?Image is the copyrighted property of JupiterImage and is used with permission under license
11What did you want to be: In Elementary School? In Middle or Junior High School?Now?Do you need further education to achieve your dreams?
12Vision for Further Education Your dreams of continuing your education after you graduate from high school.To work in the job or career you want, do you need more education or training after graduation?Your family, teachers, or counselors can help you decide.
13Will I continue with my education after graduation? Do I want to continue school or training after graduating from high school?What does my family think about me getting more education after high school?What new information do I need about the types of education or training available to me?
14Vision for Further Education Your preferences guide you toward what you want to do.Your interests, strengths, limits, and needs also affect your choices.Your parents consider these, and what is good for your family, or community.
15Vision for Further Education Preferences - A preference is liking one education option over another.What are your preferences for going back to school after high school?What are your family’s preferences for your further education?
16Vision for Further Education Interests - What you like and that you want to learn more aboutWhat are some of your job interests?Will you need more education to achieve your job choices?Is your family interested in your getting more education to gain more skills?
17Vision for Further Education Strengths - What you do wellWhat are your educational strengths?What does your family think are your educational strengths?What are your family’s strengths?Who else could you ask about your strengths?
18Vision for EducationNeeds - Needs are what you have trouble doing that may require supports or accommodations to achieve your education goals after graduation.• What are your needs now in high school?• What do you think your needs will be after graduation?What do your family members think are your needs?How do you get the supports you need if you go to school after graduation?
19Transition IEPThe transition pages of your IEP specifically addresses your interests and preferences, strengths, and needs about getting more education or training after graduation.Can you find where this information would go on your IEP?Students should already have their IEP from Lesson 2. Have them look at the transition pages.
20Considerations About Further Education (Activity #1) Cost (in-state compared to out-of-state; scholarships might be available)Go to for available scholarships across the country for students with disabilities.Location (in or out of state)Transportation (in and out of state)Living on your own or with family or friendsWhat does your family think?
21Family Discussion - Homework Use the Family Discussion -Activity #1 form to talk about education and training plans after high school graduation.Your family’s input will help you plan and write your Transition IEP.You will include this information on the Input Circle that you’ll do later in this lesson.
22Vision for Further Education Will my course-of-study help me get into the school or training program I want?Will I be able to use the same supports that I now have?How do I get accommodations I need?
23Types of High School Diplomas Regular or Advanced Diploma?Adjusted Diploma?Certificate of Attendance?Occupational Diploma?GED (General Educational Development test)
24Types of High School Diplomas What’s the difference between these documents?Will my diploma allow me to get the type of education I want after high school?Will my diploma allow me to go to college?What classes do I need to take in high school to get the diploma I want?
25What Will Your Diploma Be? Find out from your special education teacher or counselor what kind of diploma you are working toward in high school.You are probably taking classes so you can achieve the diploma you need.
26Considerations Will I need to take the ACT or SAT or other tests? Will I need help, or accommodations to take the test?Image is the copyrighted property of JupiterImage and is used with permission under license
27College Board Testing - ACT or SAT Do you need testing accommodations?What do you need and how do you get the accommodations?College Board (testing service) can accept documentation from your school regarding accommodations on your IEP.Ask your special education teacher or counselor about how to make the accommodation arrangements.Refer back to lesson 1 when we talked about self-awareness of disability…include in lesson narrative.
28Common Requirements to Receive Educational Accommodations Your specific disability (evaluation or testing within the last 5 years)Relevant educational, developmental, and medical history (your IEP)Description of testing techniquesDescription of functional limitationsDescription of specific accommodationsProfessional credentials of the evaluatorRefer to lesson 1’s discussion of IEP supports and services.
29You and Your Family Have Decided You Will Get Further Education or Training, but Where and How? Your options might include:Career and Technical EducationCommunity College (usually 2 years)College or University (at least 4 years)Military EducationApprenticeshipsTrade SchoolCompany-specific training programs
30Career & Technical Education Offers you the opportunity to learn about and have experiences in a career that interests you, maybe even before you graduate from high school.Provides either a vocational certificate or license, or an applied associate’s degree.Schools are near most communities.Association for Career andTechnical Education,
32Community CollegeUsually a 2-year program that offers both educational and technical training opportunities.Usually offers remedial courses in reading, math and writing.Degrees offered:Associate (2 year degree)CertificationsLicensures
33Community College Sample programs offered: Healthcare Dentistry Hotel managementChildcareTechnologyAuto mechanicsPre 4-Year College Program
34Community CollegeYou can start out at a community college to take basic classes and get comfortable with going to college.You can transfer from a community college to a 4-year university or college in order to get a more advanced degree.
35University or Four Year College A program that offers a degree after four years of study.A variety of program offerings are available, each with their own specific requirements.If you start out at a community college first, be sure your classes will transfer to the 4-year college or university.Maybe add a slide that talks about transferring from a community college to a 4-year college, and avoiding having to meet high admission requirements, like GPA??
36University or Four Year College In addition to standard for-credit classes, most universities offer classes for audit or no credit so that you have the opportunity to participate in a class without the pressure of a grade.
37Military Education The military can train you for a variety of jobs. You are eligible for educational benefits if you are active or reserve duty in the Army, Navy, Air Force or Marines, but you must first enlist in one branch of the service.Image is the copyrighted property of JupiterImage and is used with permission under license
38Military EducationOther options for military education right after high school include Air Force, Naval, or Coast Guard Academies.Require personal recommendations and good grades.
39Trade School and Apprenticeships This website gives helpful information on apprenticeships and trade schools you could pursue.
40CSI #1 - U.S.A (College Scene Investigation) Virtual visit:Visit in person:Phone:A community college, career technical, or 4-year college of your choice to get information.Activity #2)
41CSI Worksheet 1 Subject area of interest? Admission requirements? SAT or ACT scores?Cost? Scholarships?Medical services?Transportation issues?
42CSI Worksheet Findings Dorm or housing?Classrooms?Teachers?Students?Recreation?Disability services?
43Disability Services Disclosure When applying for admission to a college, you do not have to identify yourself as having a disability.
44DisclosureHowever, AFTER you’ve been admitted, you MUST identify yourself as a person with a disability, provide required documentation, and request disability services in order to obtain accommodations to meet your needs.
45ConfidentialityTogether with your family and teachers, you will be compiling information that is personal and private. This means you do not have to reveal or discuss this information with anyone else, unless you want to.However, there may be times that you’ll need to reveal information about yourself so that you can get help if you need it for work, more education, or living.Do your remember what “confidential” means?
46Confidentiality Reminder: These laws help ensure that your educationaland medical information remains confidential.*FERPA: Family EducationalRights and Privacy Act. Thisact keeps your educationalrecords and information out ofthe hands of people whoshould not have them. Yourschool protects your records.HIPAA: Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. This act keeps your personal health and medical information out of the hands of people who should not have it.
47CSI (#2) Disability Support Services Activity #3 From the program that you contact, find out about the disability accommodations that would be available to you, using the worksheet provided.
48CSI (#3) ACCOMMODATIONS Activity #4 Accommodations: Strategies or devices that help you learn and show what you’ve learned.List the accommodations you have now to help you learn in high school?Accommodations will not happen automatically - you MUST ask for them.
49AccommodationsAll of the things on the worksheet are considered accommodations.You’ll have to show documentation about your disability and the supports you might need before you will get accommodations in college.
50AccommodationsAccommodations are not intended to provide an advantage over other students.Only appropriate accommodations should be used.Remember, your college transcript will not show that you requested accommodations.
51This process will help you: Now, you’ll take the information you’ve gathered so that you can develop a shared vision for further education with your family.This process will help you:Set post-secondary education goalsDevelop a plan for further education.Manage your plan for further education.Reflect on and adjust your plan with your family.
52Activity 1: Putting it all Together Let’s review how to use the Input CircleThen, we’ll see an example of a student’s use of the Input Circle to detail his interests, strengths, and needs regarding a vision for further education.
53Input Circles Let’s review what goes in each section. Lesson 1 introduced the Input CircleYou gathered information about your disability.Let’s review what goes in each section.Informationfrom youInformationfrom yourfamily.Statement thatcombines inputfrom you, yourfamily, andteachers.Make circle words appear separatelyInformation fromyour teachers.
54Case Study 1Pat is a 17 year old student in 11th grade who has a learning disability.Image is the copyrighted property of JupiterImage and is used with permission under license
55Further Education Interests I want to teach little kids; but I don’t knowIf I can make itIn collegebecause myreading ispoor. Thenearestcollege is60 milesaway.Pat wrote a statement about the things he wanted to do after high school that would require more education.His input showed his interest in teaching young children; however, he’s not sure about going to college because his reading is poor, and it would mean leaving his home town..
56Further Education Interests I want to teach little kids; but I don’t knowIf I can make itIn collegebecause myreading ispoor. Thenearestcollege is60 milesaway.Pat has always wantedto be a teacher. Hewould make a goodteacher; but hedoesn’t readwell. We can’tafford to sendhim to college,and it’s faraway. We wishhe could go tocollege closeto home.Pat asked his parents what they thought of him getting more education.They expressed concerns about cost and distance away from home.They agreed that he would make a good teacher, and that he should pursue this somehow, if possible.
57Further Education Interests I want to teach little kids; but I don’t knowIf I can make itIn collegebecause myreading ispoor. Thenearestcollege is60 milesaway.Pat has always wantedto be a teacher. Hewould make a goodteacher; but hedoesn’t readwell. We can’tafford to sendhim to college,and it’s faraway. We wishhe could go tocollege closeto home.With the exception of reading, Pat’s gradesare good. I think he would be acceptedin the closest regional college or hecould go to the community collegeclose by.Then Pat’s teacher gave input about his getting more education..
58Further Education Interests Summary Statement I want to teach little kids; but I don’t knowIf I can make itIn collegebecause myreading ispoor. Thenearestcollege is60 milesaway.Pat has always wantedto be a teacher. Hewould make a goodteacher; but hedoesn’t readwell. We can’tafford to sendhim to college,and it’s faraway. We wishhe could go tocollege closeto home.With the exception of reading, Pat’s gradesare good. I think he would be acceptedin the closest regional college or hecould go to the community collegeclose by.Pat and his teacher then combined information from all three sections into a summary statement in the center.Pat looked for similarities and reworded long phrases to include all the information.My parents, teachers,and I agree that I willattend the communitycollege for teachereducation. I cantransfer to the4-yr. college after mybasics are done..
59Further Education Strengths Pat is creative, andprepares lessonswell aheadof time sothat he issuccessfulteachingat Sundayschool.Pat asked his parents what they thought his strengths were for getting more education.They talked about his persistence, creativity, and ability to work hard to learn lessons in advance so that he can teach 5 year olds at Sunday School class.
60Further Education Strengths Pat is creative, andprepares lessonswell aheadof time sothat he issuccessfulteachingat Sundayschool.I work on and planmy Sunday schoollessons eachnight afterdoing myhome-work. Thekids likemy lessons.Pat then wrote down his strengths for further education.He works hard and plans his Sunday school lessons ahead of time.His students like the lessons.
61Further Education Strengths Pat is creative, andprepares lessonswell aheadof time sothat he issuccessfulteachingat Sundayschool.I work on and planmy Sunday schoollessons eachnight afterdoing myhome-work. Thekids likemy lessons.Pat works very hard to do well inmath. Pat is taking a more active roleIn his IEP, and is learning whataccommodations work best for him.We’ll arrange a visit to thecommunity college.Pat talked with his teacher.She talked about his persistence on hard tasks, and good math scores.She said he will take a sample ACT test to see where he might need some support for reading.She will help arrange a visit to the community college.
62Further Education Strengths Pat is creative, andprepares lessonswell aheadof time sothat he issuccessfulteachingat Sundayschool.I work on and planmy Sunday schoollessons eachnight afterdoing myhome-work. Thekids likemy lessons.Pat works very hard to do well inmath. Pat is taking a more active roleIn his IEP, and is learning whataccommodations work best for him.We’ll arrange a visit to thecommunity college.Pat and his teacher then combined information from the three sections into a summary statement.Pat again looked for similarities, and shortened some phrases.His strengths were written into a summary statement.My family, teachersAnd I agree that IWill start out at ourCommunity college.I’m learning whataccommodations workbest for me.
63Further Education Needs Pat has difficultyReading and fillingout applications.We usually readthings to him,and helphim fillthings out.Pat asked his parents what things they thought he needed to work on before going to college.They gave answers based on his reading difficulties, and ways to overcome them.They thought about how his disability might affect his learning at the community college, and maybe later on at a 4-year college.
64Further Education Needs Pat has difficultyReading and fillingout applications.We usually readto him,and helphim fillthings out.My writing ispretty messy, andI don’t readvery well, andI mighthave troublerememberingwhat I read.Pat wrote about some of the needs he thought would impact getting further education.He wrote about his difficulty with reading and writing.Pat might need support at college for reading and writing activities.
65Further Education Needs Pat has difficultyReading and fillingout applications.We usually readto him,and helphim fillthings out.My writing ispretty messy, andI don’t readvery well, andI mighthave troublerememberingwhat I read.Pat’s teacher gave input about how his reading and writing might impact getting into college.She talked about his low reading scores and difficulty with comprehension and writing.She talked about how books on tape, and computer screen readers helped Pat complete projects in school.Reading tasks will be difficult for Pat.Having things read to him or on tapewill help. Computer screen readerswill make assignmentseasier.
66Further Education Needs - Summary Pat has difficultyReading and fillingout applications.We usually readto him,and helphim fillthings out.My writing ispretty messy, andI don’t readvery well, andI mighthave troublerememberingwhat I read.Reading tasks will be difficult for Pat.Having things read to him or on tapewill help. Computer screen readerswill make assignmentseasier.Pat and his teacher combined his needs into a summary statement.Pat again looked for similarities and reworded some phrases.Pat’s further education needs were summarized in the center circle.My parents, teachers,and I agree that bookson tape,and maybe acomputer screen readerwould help me in classesat the communitycollege.
67Further Education Vision Everyone gave their vision for further education summary for Pat.Pat summarized everyone’s input for his central vision statement about further education.We are happy forPat to stay near homeas Pat goes tothe communitycollege to beginwork on be-coming ateacher. Weplan to helphim with theapplicationprocess.I will live at home &go to the communitycollege for teacherI will needhelp withreading andwriting. Ihope totransfer toa 4-yrCollege.I will live at home andgo to the communitycollege to take basicclasses toward anelementary educationdegree. I’ll need help withreading and notes. I planto transfer to a 4-yrcollege.Pat should do well at the communityCollege with reading and writing supports.Taking the ACT will help him know whatlevel of English or math to begin.He’ll need a computer, books& notes taped.
68Activity: Write your own Vision for Further Education using the Input Circles Take 4 blank input circles home so you and your family can complete a circle for your further education:InterestsStrengthsNeedsVisionQuestion regarding the need for circles for all of these…vs. just looking at strengths, needs, and finally coming up with a vision statement., IS THIS TOO MUCH TO DO FOR HOMEWORK IN ONE NIGHT? IT WOULD BE LIKE GOING THROUGH BOB’S EXAMPLE WITH THE STUDENTS….???
69Activity: Interests, Strengths & Needs Summary Statements Students review all input from their outer circles to make summary statements for1) strengths input circle2) interests input circle3) needs input circle.
70Vision for Further Education Statement After reviewing everyone’s summary statements for your interests, strengths and needs and their input about your further education vision, you write the Further Education Vision in the center of the Vision Input Circle.Need to change wording in the circle to say “VISION”,..,.
71Vision for Further Education Share your vision for further education with the class.Your vision may change often.
72Sharing Your VisionShare your Vision for Further Education with your family. Make changes as needed.Have your family sign the homework.We’ll refer to this vision in the next lesson.This needs work…may not be needed??? Can’t expect that it will have changed much over the last day or so.
73Vision for Further Education Do you and your family agree with your vision and plans?Has your vision for furthereducation changed?What has changed?You can expect some changesas you move toward achievingyour vision!
74What’s Next? Connecting with Adult Support Services Terms & Concepts ofTransitionCourse ofStudySummary ofPerformanceAwarenessVision forAdultLivingVision forEmploymentTransitionGoalsVision forPostsecondaryEducation