Educating and empowering Latino families in the individual education transition planning process

The purpose of this project was to create an avenue to provide information to Latino parents on how to advocate for their children with disabilities in preparing them to move from high school to post-secondary opportunities. The lack of collaboration between parents and teachers creates a gap of understanding the need for the development of a culturally responsive transition plan. A resource guide, Educating and Empowering Latino Families in the Individual Education Transition Planning Process, was designed to present information bilingually – Spanish and English to the Latino community over the course of three seminars. Issues on the legal compliance of having a transition plan, role of student and parent advocacy, and how to seek community resources are addressed.