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III Family Engagement

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Why Family Engagement is Important:

Family members and caregivers have a great deal of knowledge and insight regarding their sons and daughters.  They are usually the only one consistent person in the life of a youth or young adult.  Family members and caregivers will also still be there after a student graduates from high school and moves on to fullfilling their post-secondary goals.  As one parent put it "we are the transition coordinators for life".  Therefore it is important for family members and caregivers to have a good understanding of and be actively engaged in the secondary transition process.  This section will provide information for educators and agency staff to engage families in this process.  For family members and caregivers viewing this page there are a number of resources provided to assist you in this process.

 

Information for Educators: 

The following are resources for educators regarding the important topic of parent engagement. Included in this section are a PowerPoint presentation, and example parent communication logs, a parent information letter, the Pennsylvania Transition Health Care Checklist, the Pennsylvania Parent Involvement Brochure, and a parent transition handbook. All of these resources are provided as examples/templates to further engage family members.    

 

Parent Engagement PPT..pdf

 

Parent Contact Log.doc

 

Parental Comm Log-CSIU.doc

 

parent_info_letter-MM.doc

 

hc_checklist_final_july2008.pdf

 

ParentInvolvementBroc.pdf

 

IU 29 Transition Parent Handbook.pdf

 

Information for Families and Caregivers: 

The following are resources for families and caregivers to assist them in being " the transition coordinator for life" for their sons and daughters. Included in this section are sample transition parent surveys; information regarding employment readiness, and a two part webinar series that inlcudes PowerPoint presentations and related resources.

 

Family Secondary Transition Surveys 

 

transitionsurvey.pdf

 

Parent Transition Survey - IU 16.doc

 

Parent_Transition_Survey_IU # 4.doc

 

Parent_Transiton_Survey_MJS.doc  

 

Employment Readiness Surveys 

 

Is Your Teen Ready for a Job- IU 28.doc

 

Looking for work-tips for parents- IU 28.doc

 

 Family Secondary Transition Surveys Family and Caregiver Secondary Transition Informational Webinars

The Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN) is proud to partner with the Parent Education and Advocacy Leadership Center, (PEAL) Parent Education Network (PEN); the PaTTAN Parent Consultants; Hispanos Unidos para Ninos Excepcionales (HUNE); and The Mentor Parent Project, Inc. to present this two-part webinar series on Transition. The following contains the taped webinar broadcast and related resource materials. 

 

Session 1 - You Can't Move Forward Until You Move Backwards

 The Transition process focuses on preparing you and your son/daughter for life after school. It is never too early to start this process.  Join with other families to learn why transition involves everyone. Begin now to plan for a successful, fulfilling future at home, school and in the community.

 

 Webinar Link  - 

http://elluminate.iu13.org/recordings.html?s=1236056400000&e=1236142799999&sort_column=date&change_direction=false&page=0

 

Resources  -

 

1_March_3_2009_Secondary_Transition_Parent_Series_Session_1_Webinar.ppt

2_How_Parents_Can_Support_Self_Determination.doc

3_The_Dignity_of_Risk.pdf

4_Quality_Indicators_for_Programs_Promoting_Self_Determination.doc

5_PYLN_Checklist_For_Preparing_for_Successful_Post-School_Outcomes.doc

 

Session 2 - It's a Brave New World:  An Introduction to Secondary Transition

How do I make sure my son/daughter´┐Żs IEP, beginning at age 14, is a road map to a successful and fulfilling future at home, school, and in the community? Learn how transition goals drive all the sections of the IEP and determine what your child is doing in school.  We will review sample IEPs and resources during this session

 

 Webinar Link  -  

http://elluminate.iu13.org/play_recording.html?recordingId=1233764935546_1237907684921

 

Resources  -

 

March_24_2009_Parent_Transition_Series_ppt.ppt

13_IEP_Alignment_Worksheet.doc

 

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