Self-Determination in the IEP Process & Beyond
The IEP process is meant to guide participants into valued outcomes to support a students individual needs AND desires (especially when beginning to think about the transition plan). The goal of the presentation is to encourage a collaborative process of all parties in the IEP, integrate transition and IEP planning in classwork, and have students practice and learn self-determination and self-advocacy at ALL times so they ARE able to answer questions about their strengths, needs, and future goals. Examples will be given on how to do this for students at all ages and abilities.
Participants will be able to:
- Recognize the importance of self-determination in all areas of learning.
- Have practical examples they can use to support self-determination in class and the IEP process.
- Identify at least one way to support families in learning and participating in the IEP process (including the transition plan) while being culturally sensitive.