Successful transition planning is an extensive process in which the student, family members and professionals come together to develop an action plan designed to lead the student to a successful adult life. This course provides a clear rationale for the transition planning process. You'll learn the importance of coming together as teams to clearly design the individualized transition plan within the IEP process and the importance of establishing self-determination and self-advocacy skills in your students. Finally, you'll learn how to use specific, targeted classroom activities to ensure that the completed transition plan adequately represents student preferences and abilities.
Barb Blakeslee, MEd
Barb Blakeslee has taught special education for more than 20 years with an emphasis in adult transition services for students ages 18 to 21. Her degrees in speech language pathology and special education have enabled her to engage students and their families in providing positive post-school outcomes. She is founder of My Key Consulting LLC and has developed My Transition Portfolio, a highly effective person-centered program. My Transition Portfolio is her response to mandates needed when answering some of the important questions raised when trying to bridge the gap from research to practitioner. It provides a great process in transferring person-centered information between secondary schools and adult service agencies. Her efforts both within and outside the classroom are continually focused on finding ways for students to be known, heard and celebrated for their unique contributions to their communities.