Date of Award
Capstone - Open Access
Master of Education (MEd)
A critical component of educational outcomes for individuals with disabilities is the implementation of a transition plan. Transition plans are applied throughout the individuals’ educational career to provide a positive and comfortable shift from school to postschool life whether that be continuing education or employment. These plans are part of a student’s Individualize Education Plan and are a collaborative effort among faculty, staff, and support in the student’s life. In order for these plans to be effective, students need to learn the skills of self-determination to take a leadership role in their transition plan, individualize education plan and throughout their life. Through a review of literature, a data analysis, and recommendations, this paper examines the importance of self-determination skills on individuals with disabilities. When these skills are taught in the classroom and applied throughout the student’s life, it provides the student with better employment and postsecondary opportunities.
Remai, Kayla, "Value Me: The Importance of Self-Determination Skills for Effective Transition Planning for Employment and Post-Secondary Outcomes for Individuals with Disabilities" (2019). Community Engagement Student Work. 31.