Transition Tips for Teachers
Make sure the assessment process is comprehensive and ongoing
Gather transition assessment data throughout the school year in a variety of environments to assist students in developing career interests, functional skills, and work-related behaviors.
Develop and provide work experiences to students while in school
A variety of work experiences emphasizing work-based learning, such as job shadowing, school-based internships, community-based experiences, volunteering, or paid employment, will assist students to build their skill sets, explore interests, and increase their understanding of work expectations.
Teach students about careers and career readiness
Teachers should make sure students have knowledge of the career and technology courses available within their schools.
Use transition assessment data to drive instruction
If a student has identified a particular postsecondary outcome, then instruction and transition services should support the attainment of that outcome.
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November 20, 2014
Transition to Independent Living and Community Participation. This new video features three speakers who discuss a range of topics related to community services and transition planning. VCU-RRTC intern Kasey Crute shares her personal experiences and recommendations for accessing services in the community. Gayl Brunk, Executive Director of the Valley Association for Independent Living, discusses the role of Centers for Independent Living (CILs) in transition planning. Malcolm King, Child and Family Program Specialist for the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, also covers services provided by Community Services Boards (CSBs) in Virginia and offers tips for teachers on accessing CSB services for their students.