The purpose of this course is to enable students with disabilities to develop knowledge and skills for transition planning and accessing services needed to engage in postsecondary education/training, employment, and independent living.
Self-Determination and Self-Advocacy
- Apply knowledge and skills reflecting self-advocacy and self-determination in transition planning.
- Demonstrate skills for effective participation in own individual educational plan meeting for transition planning.
- Use effective communication skills in school, home, community, and employment settings.
- Demonstrate personal qualities, such as dependability, punctuality, responsibility, and personal grooming, that meet demands of school, home, community, and employment settings.
Personal and Career Planning
- Use a planning process to establish and revise personal goals related to postsecondary adult living.
- Use tools and resources for career planning, such as aptitude surveys and inventories, counseling, and computer-based programs—Electronic Personal Education Planner (ePEP) and CHOICES—to evaluate own interests and abilities for career and postsecondary education/training opportunities.
- Describe a range of career options in various career clusters.
- Identify a progression of jobs in a career path beginning with entry-level jobs that match career goals.
- Evaluate available employment opportunities that match career goals.
- Demonstrate understanding of the meaning and personal implications of the age of majority status.
- Describe the rights and responsibilities of individuals with disabilities as applied to postsecondary education/training, employment, and independent living.
- Identify differences between rights and responsibilities afforded to students with disabilities in high school programs and adults with disabilities in postsecondary education/training and employment settings, such as self-disclosure, accommodations, and information about the grievance and appeal process.
- Demonstrate personal and social competencies necessary for employment situations.
- Demonstrate understanding of job responsibilities in preferred careers.
- Explain the differences among options for high school diplomas for students with disabilities and how they relate to requirements for postsecondary education/training and preferred career outcomes.
- Describe postsecondary education/training programs that are recommended or required as preparation for preferred careers.
- Describe a range of options for postsecondary education/training, including program offerings, admission requirements, financial aid, housing options, and disability resources.
Citizenship and Community Involvement
- Describe elements and examples of community involvement and participation as a citizen.
- Identify benefits and services available from community agencies and resources, such as Social Security Administration, health department, disability-specific resources, and other support services.
- Describe options and resources available in the community for adult living.
- Compare characteristics, costs, and amenities in various adult living arrangements based on individual preferences and means.
- Determine requirements, costs, and opportunities for recreation and leisure activities.
- Select recreation and leisure activities that align with personal interests and abilities.