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SED 529 Transition Asses Pln Std w/Dis

This course prepares teachers of students with disabilities to effectively plan for and support students moving from school to adult life. This entails skill development in the area of planning process, vocational training, support development, developing functional skills and the preparation of Individualized Transition Plans (ITP). The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act require that a systematic plan for movement from school to adult life be developed for all students with disabilities. Emphasis in this course will be upon youngsters with intellectual and developmental disorders (IDD) and will include assessment procedures that incorporate family involvement as well as the student and consider academic and functional skills across various levels of development. Curriculum development includes the areas of academics with an emphasis on literacy, communication, social-emotional, vocational and life-long community participation. The transition process assures that the necessary adaptations and supports are in place so that students with disabilities successfully transition to adult life. The special education teacher is the linchpin of this transition process and this course will provide graduates with the base of knowledge and skills needed to effectively manage the transition process for their future students. Candidates will also review the Part 200 Regulations from NYSED and develop an IEP while enrolled in this course. Required field experience is 12 hours. Prerequisite: Fingerprint clearance, SED 506. Summer.