Transition Toolbox

Transition Toolbox

Assessments

  1. Transition Planning Inventory (TPI): School, Student, Parent, Summary Forms

  2. Assess for Success: Handbook on Transition Assessment: for teachers in planning with their students

  3. SDS Career Explorer: Self-Assessment Booklet: for students to find job interests

  4. Informal Assessments for Transition Planning: assessments on daily living, employment, further education/training, leisure activities, community participation, health, self-determination, communication, interpersonal relationships

  5. Parent/Student Questionnaire: informal teacher assessment

  6. Enderle-Severson Transition Rating Scale: several forms to choose from based on student's level of functioning

  7. Behavior Rating Scale: Hawthorne

Transition Domains

Employment

  1. Career Targets: Career Exploration & Educational Planning Guide

  2. Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Growth Michigan Rehabilitation Services: Six Steps to Vocational Rehabilitation Customer Handbook (MRS)

  3. SDS Career Explorer: Careers Booklet: to organize occupations for SDS Self-Assessment (see above)

  4. 100 Activities for Transition: Hawthorne Educational Services: for teachers to use with their students pertaining to communication, daily living, career awareness, self-determination, job shadowing

Adult Daily Living

  • 100 Activities for Transition: Hawthorne Educational Services (see above)

Community Based Education

  • 100 Activities for Transition: Hawthorne Educational Services (see above)

Post Secondary Education

  1. William D. Ford Career-Technical Center: course description guide

  2. Michigan Career & Technical Institute: application procedures & course description guide

  3. Penta Career Center: course catalogue for Adult Education

  4. Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Growth Michigan Rehabilitation Services: Six Steps to Vocational Rehabilitation Customer Handbook (MRS)

Miscellaneous

  1. Your Road Map to Transition: An Easy-to-Navigate Guide to Services & Resources for Individuals and Families: informational pamphlet for parents

  2. Transition Services Project: Questions Families Ask About Guardianship: informational booklet for parents.

Practices for Improvement

The following are common practices for improving transition services.

  • Realize that the responsibility to the person with the impairment goes beyond just one system or agency.

  • Believe that open communication and cooperative planning are primary to achieving desired outcomes for persons with disabilities.

  • Trust and believe in one another.

  • Recognize that there are unseen potentials in all people.

  • Refuse to label, categorize, stereotype and pre-judge.

  • Move away from deficit based models to focusing on potentials, strengths, and abilities.

  • Understand that we can never do or accomplish alone as we can with another.

  • Focus all that is done, all policies and practices on the individual.

Practices for Improvement
Contact

Principal and Supervisor

Hite, William
Principal and Supervisor
734.342.8410

Transition Facilitator

Parrish, Ed.S., Michelle
Transition Facilitator
734.342.8516