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Description: This guide addresses home and community-based services for people with disabilities. The Guide was prepared by the Endependence Center, Norfolk, VA.
Description: The Virginia Special Education Reference is a research tool provided to special education program directors, school administrators, teachers and other service providers, parents, and parent support groups who need information regarding special education quickly and in a searchable format. It brings related information in a uniform electronic format for ease of use.
Description: This assessment is 100-Item Multiple-Choice, 60-Minute Timed Test (The assessment must be completed in one, 60-minute sitting unless a school emergency interrupts the testing period.) Standard of Mastery: 75%
Description: The Transition Planning Inventory–Second Edition (TPI-2) provides school personnel with a systematic way to address critical Transition Planning areas that are mandated by the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act of 2004 and to account for individual students preferences, interests, strengths, and needs. (Transition Assessments)
Description: Informal Assessments for Transition Planning, Second Edition, is an assessment resource that school-based personnel can use to determine or confirm transition strengths, preferences, interests, and needs for appropriate Transition Planning in the IEP.(Transition Assessments)
Description: The Organization for Autism Research (OAR) was created in December 2001–the product of the shared vision and unique life experiences of OAR’s seven founders. Led by these parents and grandparents of children and adults on the autism spectrum, OAR set out to use applied science to answer questions that parents, families, individuals with autism, teachers and caregivers confront daily. No other autism organization has this singular focus.
Description: This handbook may help guide your selection of Assistive Technology.
Description: Dr. Henry provides a brief overview of the Comprehensive Autism Planning System (CAPS) and describes how the CAPS may be used to enhance communication and aid in transition planning.
Description: The Autism Internet Modules were developed with one aim in mind: to make comprehensive, up-to-date, and usable information on autism accessible and applicable to educators, other professionals, and families who support individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Written by experts from across the U.S., all online modules are free, and are designed to promote understanding of, respect for, and equality of persons with ASD. Modules feature videos, charts, pictures, case studies and a...
Description: Assistive Technology Consideration Quick Wheel offers federal definitions of AT devices and services as well as a list of the AT tools to consider in content areas and other resources including books, journals, newsletters and internet sites. Special savings for large orders.
Description: The Arc’s Self-Determination Scale is a 72-item assessment for adolescents with cognitive disabilities. The measure will aide students with cognitive disabilities and educators in identifying students’ strengths and limitations in terms of self-determination and allow researchers to explore the relationship between self-determination and the factors that either promote or inhibit it.
Description: This document is intended to be used by school divisions as a framework for the development of assistive technology operating guidelines tailored to local resources and service delivery models and should be used in conjunction with federal and state regulations. (November 2008)
Description: The skills needed for successful transition are multifaceted. School- and community-based personnel can use the instruments in Informal Assessments for Transition: Independent Living and Community Participation to obtain data in these critical planning areas: Communication, Interpersonal Skills, Self-Advocacy and Self-Determination, Daily Living Skills, Health, Community Participation, Leisure & Transportation. (Transition Assessments)
Description: This survey was created by a local transition council to assist in identifying parents/family members preferences and thoughts for their son/daughter for life after high school. Developed by: The Family and Consumer Task Force of the Transition Council of Douglas and Jefferson Counties (Mary Morningstar, Inez Crawford, Jane Scarff, Martha Blue-Banning). (Transition Assessments)
Description: The Pennsylvania Department of Health southwest regional staff and their community partners recognized a gap in health services for youth with special health care needs. When these youth leave school, they transition from having different or no insurance coverage, from seeing pediatric specialists to searching for adult medical specialists, and from good coverage for medications to having to understand new systems for obtaining medicines. (Transition Assessments)
Description: The Personal Preference Indicators are not checklists, but are a guide to accessing information about the person’s preference. The items listed are intended to be used as cues or prompts to remind you about important subjects to bring up in your informal talks with the person. These informal conversations can give you a base line of preferences from which to begin planning. (Transition Assessments)