Youth Transition Toolkit & Lesson Plans

January 19, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: Science, Health Science, Sports Medicine
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Transition Toolkit: Lessons Learned on Supporting Youth with Disabilities Rachel Stewart, Youth Program Manager

Overview  Project


 Youth

Transition Toolkit website design and features  Contents  Topics covered

 Lesson

Plans and Activities  Overview of the format and materials

 Pilot

Site Overview

 Demonstration

of website

 Funded

by a Medicaid Infrastructure Grant (MIG) from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) – administered by San Diego State University’s Interwork Institute.

 Overall

goal: increase employment of youth and adults with disabilities

 Numerous

projects geared towards youth with disabilities  Goal of empowering youth, developing self-advocacy skills, and providing access to information and resources  Partner with a variety of state departments and non-profit organizations

Youth Transition Toolkit Website  Website

Development and Refinement  Youth with disabilities  Subject matter experts: Communities of Practice, CA Dept. of Ed, School District Personnel, Transition Alliance  Dept. of Rehabilitation  CA Foundation for Independent Living Centers and State Independent Living Council 

 Content  Target

audience is YOUTH!  Tips for Parents  Information relevant to teachers, transition specialists, and service providers

Youth Transition Toolkit Website  Chapters

include:  Education  Independent Living  Employment  Finances  Healthcare  Social/Recreation


website pages and downloadable PDFs of each “chapter” and worksheet

Education Chapter Empowering

youth while in high school

 Person-centered

transition planning, leading their

own IEP/ITP, etc. Information

to assist in the transition to Postsecondary education: community college, 4year university, or vocational school  Understanding

and college

the differences between high school

Independent Living Chapter Background

on disability history, independent living movement


on accessible/affordable housing, transportation, and personal assistance services


assisting with goal setting and checklists to ensure preparation for independence

Employment Chapter  Career

planning - Choosing a career and job search resources

 The

impact of employment on benefits

 Job

accommodations and disability disclosure

 Resume

writing and successful interviewing techniques and preparation

 Building

work experience, including volunteerism and internship programs

 Personal

assistant services at work

Finances Chapter  Tips

on money management, including basic budgeting, how to balance a checkbook, pay bills, etc.

 Credit

cards and how to avoid getting into debt

 Worksheets  Tips

on financial planning and budgeting

for parents on teaching their child to start managing their own finances

Healthcare Chapter  Worksheets

on handling one’s own healthcare

needs  Keeping

track of medications, making doctors appointments and communicating with the doctor

 Insurance

information, including Medi-Cal, healthcare through employment and continuance of coverage under the family’s plan

 Tips

for parents on helping their child transition into independently handling their own healthcare needs

Social/Recreation Chapter  Clubs/activities

specifically designed for youth

with disabilities  Available

adaptive sports programs

 Ways

to become involved in the disability community

 Tips

on traveling with a mobility disability

Lesson Plans  Lesson

Plans have been developed with activities for facilitators to lead in the classroom or in workshops for youth participants

 Activities

on the six topics covered by the Toolkit (Education, Employment, Independent Living, etc.)

 All

materials located in the secure section of the Youth Transition Toolkit website – currently will only be available to pilot sites  Will be available to everyone by June 2012

Lesson Plans  Main

goal of Lesson Plan goals is to lead activities designed to:  Empower youth  Build self advocacy and self determination skills  Encourage youth to start thinking about and planning for their future  Lead youth to to find additional resources which can help successfully transition into adult life

 Complete

flexibility in how you choose to use lesson

plans:  Lead only certain activities or lesson plan chapters  Modify activities

Lesson Plans  “Lesson

Plan Overview” Document  Comprehensive summary on the lesson plans and tips for how to utilize them  Tips on enhancing lesson plans/activities:  Inviting guest speakers  “Things are about to change” Video Vignettes  Youth/student co-facilitator

 “Workshop

Planning Tips”  Guide for community-based organizations on how to organize workshops – information on:  Participant recruitment strategies  Tips for success: finding a youth co-facilitator, providing food, assisting with transportation, accessible venues, etc.

Lesson Plans  Activity

format:  Objective  Suggested time frame  Format  Materials needed  Vocabulary/terms  Suggested facilitator preparatory activities  Creating context  Procedure  Closure

Education Lesson Plan Activities 

Me, Myself and My IEP  Presentation and discussion on the purpose and importance of an IEP

The Future’s Wide Open...  Filling out worksheets to prepare for leading their own IEP/transition planning meeting

Planning For College  Learning about university and community college supports, preparing for the transition to college and requesting accommodations

Expanding My (Training) Horizons  Researching vocational training options other than a traditional college setting, including ROP, trade schools, internships, and volunteerism

Independent Living Lesson Plan Activities  The

Untold History  Presentation on disability history (including the independent living and disability rights movements) and discussion of additional advocacy efforts

 Models

of Disability  Understanding the difference between the medical and social models of disability and how these impact how we perceive disability

 Thinking

About Disability  Thinking about how disability has impacted their life (both positively and negatively) and learning about disability as a shared experience

Independent Living Lesson Plan Activities, Cont.  Living

on my Own and Reaching my Goals  Understanding and planning for what steps need to be taken to live independently, including cost of living and finding personal care attendants

 Setting

Goals  Learning about different programs and services to assist with gaining independence (regional center ILS, IHSS, Independent Living Centers, etc.), and setting goals/next steps to transition into living independently

Employment Lesson Plan Activities 

Work it Out  Understanding the difference between a job and a career, and thinking about why going to work is personally important

Connecting the Dots… 

Thinking about barriers to employment, and learning about services which can help break down some of these barriers (i.e. Department of Rehabilitation, Regional Centers, One-Stop Career Centers)

Employment Rights!  Presentation on employment and anti-discrimination laws; personal planning related to disability disclosure and requesting accommodations

Employment Lesson Plan Activities, Cont.  Resume

Writing  Workshop to begin the process of writing a resume and learning about different resume styles

 Employment

Shouldn’t Be in Jeopardy!  Participants test their newly acquired knowledge around employment-related topics by playing a jeopardy game

Finances Lesson Plan Activities  “Money

Smart for Young Adults” Curriculum  Flexible FREE curriculum designed by the FDIC to help youth learn the basics around money management

 Disability

Benefits 101: Planning your Future  Learning how to navigate the Disability Benefits 101 website and going through an interactive benefits calculator demonstration

 Work

Incentive Programs: Working it!  Understanding basic information about Social Security cash benefit programs and how these programs interact with paid employment; learning about benefits planning best practices

Healthcare Lesson Plan Activities  Learning

to Manage Your Healthcare  Activity to help youth develop ideas on how they can begin handling their health-related needs

 Creating

a Healthcare Journal  Creating a personal healthcare journal as a way to track disability-related symptoms and quickly access all healthcare information in one place

 Communicating

with Your Doctor  Preparing for the transition from a pediatrician to an adult physician by practicing having a conversation with a new doctor

Social/Recreation Lesson Plan Activities  Sports,

Hobbies, and Clubs - Oh my!  Sharing current activities and brainstorming how other activities can be modified to be made more accessible; learning about social and recreational opportunities available in their community

 Do

you like to move it, move it?  Viewing a video about a guitar player born without arms, and then trying out adaptive ways to play musical instruments

 You’re

Trippin!  Planning a day trip by utilizing online resources and public transportation

Pilot Sites  30

Pilot Sites testing Toolkit website and lesson plan materials:  High Schools/districts 

Includes Workability I, Transition Partnership Programs, and special education/adult transition programs

 College

2 Career Program  Independent Living Centers  Family Empowerment Centers  Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities  Other Community-Based Organizations providing transition services

Website and Lesson Plans Demonstration

Contact information For

questions or to request information on lesson plan activities/materials contact: John Kerr, Youth Program Specialist  916-319-9563  [email protected]


Stewart, Youth Program Manager

 916-319-8519  [email protected]

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