Open Hands Open Access: Deaf-Blind Intervention Modules
Module 24: Transition to Adulthood and Community Living
PaTTAN - Online Course
Friday March 15, 2019
Sunday April 14, 2019
This event is by invitation only. You must have a registration key in order to register.
This course addresses transition and the on-going and personalized process involved in transitioning. The transition process involves people in all areas of the student´s life, all of which are integral to a successful adult life. Additionally, content will explore other facets of life impacted by transition, such as forming relationships and pursuing goals outside of vocation are overlooked by the team. Content will examine how a person led program with full learner self-advocacy and cohesive outside partnerships pave the way for achieving successful transition and a meaningful adult life.
- Describe transition for deaf-blind youth as moving towards personally meaningful adult lives with multiple possibilities.
- Define transition as a life-process that takes place over time, and that preparing for transition needs to start well before transition actually occurs.
- Identify the intervener’s role in supporting the voice of the student during the transition process.
- Review need for a student to actively participate in the transition process through self-discovery, self-direction, and self-advocacy.
- Reflect on one’s own values and the student’s values, and how these values impact choice-making.
- Identify opportunities at school, at home, and in the community to facilitate a student’s vocational exploration and exposure to deaf-blind adults who lead meaningful lives.
- List your student’s likes, dislikes, and aptitudes, including conditions leading toward success and barriers to success.
- Describe how recreation and leisure activities are essential to providing a well-rounded life experience.
Teams and Individuals working with and/or interested in professional development regarding students who are deaf-blind, such as parents, teachers, paraprofessionals, administrators, and other service providers, including those who are not seeking to become interveners.
Individuals attending this course must arrive on time and stay the duration of the course in order to receive Act 48 Professional Education hours. Requests for exceptions are to be brought to the attention of the individual´s Superintendent or IU Director prior to the course.