TRANSITION PLANNING FOR EXCEPTIONAL

Description TRANSITION PLANNING FOR EXCEPTIONAL STUDENTS Before a student with a disability is able to make the transition from school to adult independent living, he/she must accomplish much more than the developmental task of employability with a living wage. The following topics must be addressed in your assignment: Generated: 11/23/2018 Page 10 of 15 1.Describe the significant coping behaviors that an individualmust acquire in order to make a successful transition from school to the world of work. 2.Research and identify a nationaland a state program available to assist students with disabilities that enable them to make the transition from school to the world of work.(CEC 6. Professional Learning and Ethical Practice – 6.2 Understanding how foundational knowledge and current issues influence professional practice) 3.Based on your research findings, select a nationally-known transition-related program, other than the one used in your school district. Describe the program in detail, including statistics on its rate of success. Also, include information on the student population for whom this program was designed and how the program addresses the coping behaviors needed. (CEC 6. Professional Learning and Ethical Practice – 6.2 Understanding how foundational knowledge and current issues influence professional practice; 6.3 Understanding how complex human issues can interact with the delivery of specialeducation services) 4.Additionally,compare the nationally-known program you selected and described with the one that is used in your school district. Compare the following aspects of the two programs: (1) strategies used to help students with disabilities move from school to employment; (2) population served; (3) implementation concerns (i.e., personnel requirements, scheduling, parental involvement); and (4) its rate of success in the community. Summarize the similarities and differences,as wellas the advantages and disadvantages between the two programs. (CEC 6. Professional Learning and Ethical Practice – 6.2 Understanding how foundational knowledge and current issues influence professional practice) 5.Work with a specialeducation teacher to develop a digital presentation (i.e., Wiki, PowerPoint, Web page). The presentation is intended to provide a summary of your findings on transition plans with colleagues at a faculty meeting. After completing the presentation, share it with at least two teacher colleagues to assess the presentation’s message.Include a copy of the presentation with your submission. (CEC 5. Instructional Planning and Strategies – 5.2 Using technologies to support instructional assessment, planning,and teaching;5.5 Implementing a variety of education and transition plans in collaboration with others; CEC 6. Professional Learning and Ethical Practice – 6.5 Engaging in advocacy and mentoring activities, 6.6 Providing guidance and direction to staff and volunteers; CEC 7. Collaboration – 7.1 Using the theory and elements of effective collaboration, 7.2 Serving as a collaborative resource to colleagues, 7.3 Using collaboration to promote well-being of individuals with exceptionalities) 6.Finally, identify and locate a restaurant or store (e.g., Burger King, K-Mart, McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, Wal-Mart,etc.) that hires workers with disabilities. Select one of these establishments and interview the manager to find out what program is used to train and prepare individuals with disabilities to assume various positions in this business. Ask the following questions and include the responses in your paper: a.Are these workers with disabilities placed in this establishment by agencies or are they responding to employment ads? b.What process do they go through to be hired in this establishment? c.What skills are they required to have and for what position in the business? d.What disabilities may not be appropriate for this type of business? e.What advantages or incentives does this business have in hiring workers with disabilities? For example, do these workers receive competitive wages or are they subsidized by a government program or agency? (For some of this information, you may have to contact the headquarters of this particular business.) Include with your paper any training manuals or written guidelines that this business has related to the employment of workers with disabilities. (CEC 5. Instructional Planning and Strategies – 5.5 Implementing a variety of education and transition plans in collaboration with others; CEC 6. Generated: 11/23/2018 Page 11 of 15 Professional Learning and Ethical Practice – 6.5 Engaging in advocacy and mentoring activities) Grading Guidelines: