Students Get Involved!

November 2009 Resources updated, August 2012There's a very simple and common sense reason why IDEA 2004 requires that students with disabilities be invited to attend every IEP meeting where postsecondary transition goals will be considered: It's their lives.And those lives are changing. Adulthood is approaching, and with it will come a world of responsibilities and choices. Who's the primary stakeholder in that life ahead? The student. Who better … [Read more...]

Employment Connections

November 2009 Links checked, February 2013 Oh, the world of work! For many youth with disabilities looking ahead to life after high school, employment will be an immediate and serious consideration. And the time to consider it well and thoroughly is during the high school years, during transition planning, and through transition services that are carefully matched to the goal of employment. In the article Transition Goals in the IEP, we looked … [Read more...]

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