So, we have post-secondary outcomes, specific measurable goals, transition services. What’s left? Transition activities and Course of Study (what the student will learn). Let’s look at activities first.
Alex has a post-secondary goal of having a career in business with a first step of enrolling in Kings College and taking a business math class. So, what are some transition activities that can benefit Alex during his transition years? Here are a few:
- Self-advocacy skills instruction,
- Personal banking instruction,
- Computer skills instruction,
- Referral to Kings College disability services office.
Paulo has a post-secondary goal of working in the grocery store. Here are some activities that may support Paolo’s plan.
- Instruction on work-related soft skills (attendance, dressing for work, interacting with co-workers and customers, etc.),
- Learning how to prepare a job application and resume,
- Practicing interview skills.
Keisha has a post-secondary goal of maintaining her hearing. Some possible activities for Keisha’s plan are:
- Instruction on hearing aid maintenance,
- Instruction on how to make an appointment with her audiologist and put them in her calendar,
- Possible referral to Medicaid for device coverage and/or repair,
- Referral to/information on local advocacy organizations for individuals who are hearing impaired.