KS Deaf-Blind Educators > Transition
We all experience many transitions throughout our lives. This article explores the process of transition for young adults with disabilities and special needs, from school to adult life.
Many individuals who are deaf-blind and/or have severe disabilities are far more capable than they may appear on paper (i.e., written reports, assessments, checklists, etc.).
The traditional choices for out-of-home placement for individuals with disabilities include foster homes, group homes, residential state facilities, state hospitals and private residential facilities. Even with these options, families may have difficulty in finding appropriate placements for individuals with dual sensory impairments.
For educators, transitions that students make from program to program happen so frequently that we can forget the significance of these events to children and their families.
While this is not an exhaustive list of steps towards successful transitions, it represents a few of the things I’ve learned over the years.