Interest-based technical assistance is available to help your CAC with...
- offering transition training that includes all stakeholders- parents, studnets, teachers, counselors, general education
teachers, special education teachers, workability, service providers, community organizations
- teaching skills in self-determination and self-advocacy
- creating opportunities for student self-advocacy and self-determination
- measuring the value and quality of transition services for students and families
- disseminating information and resources about the transition process
Learning Disabilities Collaborative Action Network (LDCAN)
The employment rate of working-age adults with disabilities continues to be dramatically below that of other adults despite
civil rights legislation and various initiatives to improve education and increase employment and earnings. The most recent
survey conducted by Louis Harris and Associates (2000) indicates that only 29% of persons with disabilities, aged 18-65, are
employed full or part-time.
The ultimate intent of special education services is to prepare students for postsecondary employment and independent
living. Too many of our children with disabilities are leaving high school unprepared for the challenges of adult living.
Transition is about linking the student's post high school goals with the requisite skills, education, and resources to help
him/her achieve those goals.
Be a parent leader in your community and empower other parents by starting a LEAD program.