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1 { Implementing Self-Determination VASSP Roundtable Chris Bryant, Coordinator Jesse Rodriguez, Coordinator Region 5 July 1, 2014

2 Self-determination is about youth with disabilities taking control of their lives. Self-Determination

3 Self-Determination Is Not… Taking leadership away from school personnel Taking leadership away from school personnel Giving students “control” of expectations/procedures Giving students “control” of expectations/procedures Making students feel a sense of entitlement Making students feel a sense of entitlement Giving students the keys to the school Giving students the keys to the school

4 Self-Determination Is… Awareness Awareness Differentiating Differentiating Making Choices Making Choices Options/Consequences Options/Consequences Ability to Initiate/ Take Action Ability to Initiate/ Take Action Evaluating Evaluating Setting Goals Setting Goals Working Towards Goals Working Towards Goals Problem Solving Problem Solving Independent/Interdependent Independent/Interdependent Self-Advocacy/Confidence,Persistence, Pride and Creativity Self-Advocacy/Confidence,Persistence, Pride and Creativity Responsibility Responsibility

5 Video: What is Self Determination?

6 One Pager Good Day Plan Goal Page I’m Determined Tools

7 Examples of Barriers and Solutions from other Regions Examples of Barriers and Solutions from other Regions

8 Barriers Solutions Time Priority given to other initiatives Lack of Buy In (administration, teachers, parents) Self-Determination not introduced at a young enough age Parent and teacher resistance - Build tools into other initiatives - Provide staff development time - Use SD in the IEP process -Braiding with transition -Academic/Career planning -TTAC online has modules - Division/Board SD Presentations - Self-Determined Alum Speak - Incorporate Guidance Curriculum -Use one pager- focus on strengths -Training/Understanding Disability -PK/K staff trained to use website - Use person first language - Create a growth mindset 15:1 - Invite them to regional youth summit Examples from other Regions

9 Next Steps… To implement Self-Determination To implement Self-Determination


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