Transition for Students Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired and/or Multiply-disabled

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 at 3:00 pm

Please join us for the third in our monthly Web Cast Series. This month, WCBVI Transition Coordinator David Ballmann will be covering how to move from high school to post-secondary programs. We plan this as the first of a series of programs dedicated to this important subject area.

He will cover:

Introduction to transition:

  • What are the transition requirements of I.D.E.A.?
  • How does the transition process work?
  • And who should be involved; what team members are responsible for what transition goals?

We will also cover Employment:

  • How to gain basic work skills.
  • How to gain work experience.
  • How to get work opportunities including job shadowing, volunteering, working¬† at home, and school.

The second in the series, on February 15  will cover:

Self-advocacy:

  • Where to start with self-advocacy skills.
  • What to know; knowing yourself, your disabilities and limitations, what works, accommodations.
  • Knowledge of disability legislation; I.D.E.A., ADA, civil rights law.

 


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