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This module describes and examines the processes for effective assessment and planning to support successful transition of youth to adult life and employment. It includes strategies for effectively planning with youth and families to develop cohesive, comprehensive adult life plans to build the skills and experiences youth need to achieve community employment and a meaningful adult life.

Estimated Time to Complete: 2 hours

  • What's Included
  • 24 pages
  • Pre/post-assessments
  • Optional $20 certficate
  • Describe how transition planning can support and promote employment as a transition outcome for individuals with ASD
  • Apply knowledge to assist students with ASD to develop and communicate a personal vision for adult life
  • Identify individual youth preferences, interests, needs and strengths (PINS)
  • Utilize effective practices to support individuals with ASD during transition planning

Module Authors

Jenna Allen, MAT, is a Transition to Adulthood Consultant at the OCALI Lifespan Transitions Center. Her professional experience includes over 20 years of providing and supervising services to youth and adults with disabilities, with a primary focus on community inclusion and integrated employment, and frontline roles in the fields of education and community health services.

Suzanne Beck BS elementary / special education, MS curriculum, supervision and educational leadership

Sue has worked with transition age youth for more than 40 years. Since 1987, Sue has coordinated statewide/regional initiatives providing training, technical assistance, resource and product development on a wide range of transition and related curriculum topics. Sue has served as an intervention specialist, career evaluator, Vocational Special Education Coordinator, statewide project coordinator and professional development coordinator. Currently Sue is working with Ohio’s Employment First initiative as an independent consultant for the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence.

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