Student Led IEP Meetings. Self Advocacy in Action. What is your definition of self advocacy?. Philosophy & Background. President Johnson’s “Great Society” Movement Civil Right’s Movement for children with disabilities
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Self Advocacy in Action
Was the Transition Plan and Transition Service Language in the IEP reasonably calculated over a 3-year period to provide Educational Benefit in the area of Post-Secondary Transition?
Progress toward goals
Teacher reports from General Ed
Critical skills assessment
Grades, Attendance, Discipline
What other information do you use?
Prepare the script
Fill-out a draft of the document
Invite the IEP team membersBefore: Preparing for the IEP Meeting
The teacher coaches the student and redirects conversation if neededDuring
Student-Led IEP Meetings
Service Learning Project
Student Data Forms
IEP/ILP meeting participation
High School Planning
High School Visit
High School Shadow
Self Advocacy DevelopmentAFTER…WorkAbility I Support
Service Learning and Tours
knowing yourself, knowing your rights, and asking for what you need.
What kind of work can I see myself doing as an adult?
What kind of work would be torture for me?
What are my values?
What really makes me upset?
What makes me feel comfortable?
What areas do I want to improve?
How am I at communicating?
How am I at organizing?
How am I at relationships?
How am I at school? sports? other interests?Knowing YourselfSelf-reflection journals
Who am I?What do I want for myself?What kind of life do I want?What do I like?What don't I like?What am I good at?What do I need help with?What is easy for me?What is hard for me?What is fun for me?
What interests will always be important to me?
Rights and Responsibilities When You Turn 18
Students added these links to their blogs
www.hhlamb.blogspot.comKnowing my rightsteacher and students read, highlighted and took notes
grade 6 – age 22
grade 6 – age 22Development of Standards
Tell us about the process of preparing the IEP script. What do you learn about yourself?
What is the difference for you between leading your IEP meeting and just attending your IEP meeting?