Graduate project

Autonomy and transition planning for students with learning disabilities

Preparing students for post-secondary life is essential, especially for those with learning disabilities. Transition planning is where students with disabilities and their Individualized Education Plan (IEP) team prepare for post-secondary transition. It is necessary for students with disabilities to practice developing skills that will enable them to become autonomous. Skills such as self-advocacy, self-determination, and independence. It is also necessary for students to have educators who are knowledgeable about transition, strong support groups, and be able to set goals and utilize resources. The research presented in this project will present areas where transition planning can be improved and areas where autonomy can be supported. The research presented in the literature review is the basis for the creation of a student/parent transition guide, a professional development, and an informational presentation.