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.