Planning for a successful transition from school to adult life is important for students who are Blind/Visually Impaired (BVI).
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The University of Oklahoma’s Zarrow Center for Learning Enrichment offers ME! Lessons, which help educators teach students self-determination skills.
The University of Oklahoma’s Zarrow Center for Learning Enrichment provides eight lessons that help students, their families, and educators partner with each other during transition planning. Using the lessons, educators teach the skills students need to actively participate in their transition-focused IEP meetings.
The University of Oklahoma’s Zarrow Center for Learning Enrichment offers a planning process that helps prepare students for their IEP meetings and gain self-determination skills through six sections that contain 36 lesson sessions.
These CareerConnect lesson plans provide teachers and specialists with plans and ideas relevant to career exploration, preparation for employment, and navigating the employment process. Lesson plans include learning about work, social skills, problem solving, and more.
This page offers a wide range of resources from MDE-LIO and other organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic, including transition tips and virtual support.
The Teaching Students With Visual Impairments website writes about what goes into transition planning and how the schools can help.
The Perkins School for the Blind gives a step-by-step guide for the chronology of transition planning.
The Perkins School for the Blind Paths to Technology blog wrote about IEP goals for high school students going to college.
MTSA supports educators and others who assist young adults with disabilities as they plan to transition to post-school life.
Dr. Karen Wolffe compiled several resources to help students write a resume, prepare for interviews, and more. The resources also include assessment tools to use with students.
Fillable Handouts for Students
Dr. Karen Wolffe created the following handouts to help students organize their goals while job searching or planning for a career.
- Action Plan Form and Career Planning Sheet [PDF]
- Career Plan Handout [PDF]
- Contact Log Handout [PDF]
Perkins Scout has identified online resources for students, parents, families, and professionals to help with transition.
Perkins Scout has organizations and agencies with valuable resources for transition.
College Consensus provides information on student rights, accommodations, assistive technology, and more for students who are BVI and attending college.