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By Paul Retish, Shunit Reiter

This booklet issues the method of transition that all of us make all through our lifetime, and the mandatory talents people with disabilities have to functionality open air of faculty. The booklet illustrates that the issues of transition are usually not only for individuals with disabilities, yet for everybody. attractiveness of adjustments, realizing that our perceptions is probably not exact, and the power to be sincere with each other are proven to be key parts in aiding transition.

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2. Hold IEP/ITP meetings for students. a. Identify student training needs. b. Discuss purpose of community-based vocational training with transition team members. c. Write vocational goals/objectives. 3. Match students to available sites. 4. Sign community-based training agreements (student, parents, employer, school representative). 5. Develop a daily schedule. 6. Develop a transportation schedule. 7. Send a copy of the schedule to the school principal, special education supervisor, parents, employers, etc.

Therefore, large scale shuttling of individuals into large facilities in rural or remote areas, where most institutions were based, was viewed as the most expeditious way to handle this problem. However, as it became increasingly clear through an abundance of research literature that individuals with significant disabilities could be taught many more independent living skills and were able to demonstrate greater overall competence, the notion of segregating them into a large institution area was viewed increasingly as highly inappropriate.

This group is usually composed of relatives and friends who are willing to hire the individual without regard to their disability. The concept of transition in the United States is also complicated by the strong academic movement in schools that attempts to raise the standards for graduation for all students (Goals 2000). This process along with cost factors, have led to a deterioration of specific programs that assist students to become more work ready and community oriented. Secondary schools in America are very often judged by the numbers who go to prestigious colleges or postsecondary institutions.

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