Planning for a successful transition from school to adult life is important for students who are blind/visually impaired.

Transition Resources

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Lesson Plans

ME! Lessons for Teaching Self-Awareness and Self Advocacy

The University of Oklahoma’s Zarrow Center for Learning Enrichment offers ME! Lessons, which help educators teach students self-determination skills.

Student-Directed Transition Planning

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.

Whose Future Is It Anyway?

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.

American Foundation for the Blind CareerConnect Lesson Plans

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.

Transition Planning

Transition Planning Overview

The Teaching Students With Visual Impairments website writes about what goes into transition planning and how the schools can help.

Transition Timeline: Where to Start

The Perkins School for the Blind gives a step-by-step guide for the chronology of transition planning.

Transition goals for a college bound high school student

The Perkins School for the Blind Paths to Technology blog wrote about IEP goals for high school students going to college.

Web Resources

Transition Resources for Students with Significant and Multiple Disabilities

The University of Oklahoma’s Zarrow Center for Learning Enrichment directs you to resources for students with significant and multiple disabilities. The resources help with understanding how to prepare for transition.

Perkins Scout: Transition for Youth with Visual Impairments

Perkins Scout has identified online resources for students, parents, families, and professionals to help with transition.

Perkins Scout: Organizations and Resources on Transition

Perkins Scout has organizations and agencies with valuable resources for transition.