Empowering Youth to TAKE CHARGE of Their Own Transition: The Role of CILs

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Empowering Youth to TAKE CHARGE of Their Own Transition: The Role of CILs

Purpose of the Project

Youth Transition Project Team

Objectives: Three Parts - You will learn...

Part I: Why Partner? What Happens to Youth after High School?

What Youth Say They Want to Do After High School? (N = 742)

Postsecondary School Enrollment, by

Paid Employment of Out-of-School Youth

Requirements of Transition Legislation

IDEA of 2004 - Transition Services Definition

Definition of Transition Services

Postsecondary Goals

Broad Goals of CILs and Special Education Services are Similar

Components of Self-Determination (SD)

Why the Emphasis on SD?

Self-Determination Follow-Up

Self-Advocacy Characteristics

Mandated Planning Documents


Questions and Answers

Part 2: Tools and Strategies

The Self-Determined Transition Model

The Self-Determined Transition Model - Phase 1: What is my goal?

The Self-Determined Transition Model - Phase 2: What is my plan?

The Self-Determined Transition Model - Phase 3: What have I learned?

Strategies for CILs to Promote Self-advocacy

Peer Supports to Enhance SD

Tools to Assess Self-Determination

The Arc Self-Determination Scale

The Arc's Self-Determination Scale, cont'd.

AIR Self-Determination Scale

AIR Self-Determination Scale, cont'd.

Online Self-Assessments

Approaches for Promoting SD in Youth

Checklist to Promote Active Participation in Planning Meetings

Student Participation Strategies, con't.

Empowering Youth to Become Self-Advocates

Encourage Youth to:

Questions and Answers 2

CIL Core Service: Information & Referral

Schools, CIL and Adult Services can improve transition outcomes if they collaborate

National Resources

The Role of Education, CILs & Rehabilitation

Transition: A Bridge to College, Careers and Life

Wrap Up and Evaluation

New Resource for CILs

New Community Opportunities Attribution