Tips for Students
What are you going to do with your life when you graduate? You may only be thinking about getting through high school & graduate. But you will soon be entering that ‘big world’ out there! Little scary, isn’t it?
Take a minute to answer the following questions:
Lots and lots of things to think about. The great thing is, is that federal law states by the time you are 16 years old, or younger if needed, the IEP team must address these questions with you and your family. Transition service and activities will be developed from your answers to these questions. Through your Individualized Education Program, or IEP, you can make sure your goals are written down, you know what you want to achieve, and you know how you can make it happen with the support of your IEP team.
What if you don’t know what you want to do in the future? You have no idea about what type of job you would like to have or if you want to go to college? Through various assessments, activities and discussions, the IEP will address this need and help you come up with a vision for your future.
One last questions before you leave ---
Who is the IEP meeting about & for????? If you answered ‘me’, you are correct! Your voice is the most important one to be heard during an IEP meeting. The IEP meeting is about YOU and your future. Members of your IEP team need to look at what YOU do well and the things YOU might need some help with. You NEED to tell you teachers, parents & other IEP team members what it is that you think YOU need to learn and do while in high school, so You can have a successful, enjoyable life as an adult!
So take charge, make sure your IEP meeting is fun, interesting, and includes your plans for the future!
ACT Accommodations: http://www.act.org/aap/disab/index.html
Compass Assessment: http://www.act.org/compass/index.html