Thursday, April 26, 2012

Transition Toolbox—What's the Plan?

Do2Learn's JobTIPS Transition Toolbox will be a huge help to transition teams and educators as they ponder the following challenging questions that arise for students who have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

  • How can educators best prepare students with Autism Spectrum Disorder for post-secondary educational and work environments?
  • How can a transition team take optimal advantage of the unique interests and strengths of students of ASD?
  • While addressing the standard course of study how can the transition team support the goals of self-advocacy, judgment, and social integration in ways that meet the goals of IDEA?
  • How can educators apply ASD intervention practices that have been identified as evidence-based to transition programming in an integrated fashion?

The JobTIPS Transition Toolbox intends in five units to help transition teams answer these challenging questions.

Of course the answers to these questions, vary greatly depending on the individual with ASD. One thing that we know for certain, is that the move from school environments into adult residential, vocational and community environments is a very challenging transition. This transition can take much time beyond the end of high school to get to meaningful and fulfilling routines in all three areas. Both residential competence and community integration are important areas of focus in transition planning.

More to come, so stay tuned!

Transition Toolbox--Do2Learn Does It Again 

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