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1 Pat Rogan Indiana University School of Education, IUPUI September 13, 2012

2  A Vision of a Desirable Future  Current Status & Outcomes  Promising Practices  National Study of Transition Services  Recommendations

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4  Self-determination & Advocacy  Typical Living Options  Integrated Employment  Lifelong Learning  Satisfying Relationships  Community Membership

5 O’Brien’s 5 Accomplishments  Community Presence  Community Participation  Choice  Competence  Respect

6 TRADITIONAL  Focus on deficits  Group orientation; fit to program  Professional control  Service segmentation BEST PRACTICE  Capacity search  Integration; individualization  Self determination; natural supports  Holistic, seamless

7 High drop out rates Increasing placement in segregated facilities Low rates of post- secondary ed. Living at home Social isolation

8  Percent of youth aged 16 and above with an IEP that includes coordinated, measurable, annual IEP goals and transition services that will reasonably enable the student to meet post- secondary goals.  Issue is QUALITY of plans.

9  ELEMENTARY SCHOOL  MIDDLE SCHOOL  HIGH SCHOOL  POST-SCHOOL

10  Pre-school to elementary transition  Apply for a Medicaid Waiver  Include students in general education  Develop a work ethic (responsibilities, task completion). Involve students in chores, etc.  Increase independence (self-care skills, etc.)  Build student choice and voice  Continue to involve & empower parents  Develop a transition plan to middle school

11  Inclusive education  Extracurricular activities  Career exploration  Involvement in IEP conferences  Work tasks with peers, as appropriate  Independent living skills  Transition planning for high school

12  Inclusive education  Career exploration in inclusive settings  Age-appropriate work experiences  Extracurricular activities  Self-determination & advocacy  Student led Transition IEP meetings  Exploration of/linkages with adult services

13  “Discovery”: Who is this person?  Profile: Compile information  Planning Meeting: ◦ PATH ◦ Personal Futures Planning ◦ MAPS, etc.  Portfolio: For Employer Contact

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16 Revise Goals and plans Tell people what you want Know Yourself Use the Self- determined Learning Model of Instruction Take Action Make Goals My Voice

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18  Peers without disabilities exit high school at 18.  By age 18, schools lose their relevance.  Poor transition outcomes: Students & parents need to be better prepared.

19  Project SEARCH (http://projectsearch.us/http://projectsearch.us/  OSU’s TOPS Program (Transition Options in Postsecondary Settings)- And ecialed-transition ecialed-transition

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21  Person Centered Planning Driving  Medicaid WaiverSSI/SSDI  GuardianshipWork Incentives  Mental Health ServicesTransportation  Voc RehabRecord Keeping  Wills and Trusts  Respite Care  Adult Continuing Education  Adult Service Employment Providers

22  SSA Work Incentive to encourage SSI recipients to work  Youth and adults are eligible  Excludes resources &/or income from being counted by SSA.  Resources are “set aside” to fund vocational goal

23  Equipment  Services such as job development, job coaching, personal care, transportation  School  Vehicle  Other work-related supports

24 1. Positive Attitudes & a Sense of URGENCY 2. Person-centered Planning 3. Community-based Work Experiences 4. Longitudinal Preparation 5. Family Education & Support 6. Staff Expertise

25 7. Access to Quality Adult Services 8. Long-term Funding 9. Self-determination/Advocacy 10. Reliable/Affordable Transportation 11. Business Partnerships 12. Attention to Health & Wellness

26  Promising Practices in place in your area?  Questions?  Concerns?

27 Pat Rogan – Indiana University, IUPUI 317/ Thank You!


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