Susan Upsaw and Valerie Conner, transition specialists, talk about what they think are the most important aspects of futures planning from an educator perspective.
Parents talking about preparing their son for his future.watch "Setting Goals"
Parents talk about supporting social relationships with their son.watch "Social Skills"
Parents sharing how they support independence for their son with autism.watch "Encouraging Independence"
Parents talking about the importance of building a network and thinking ahead.watch "Parental Needs for Transition Planning"
Parents share their hopes and dreams for their son.watch "Hopes and Dreams"
A mom talks about the thoughts she has when considering the future.watch "The Future"
Finding and maintaining jobs from an individual with autism.watch "Daniel on Employment and Independent Living"
Recreation and leisure is fun but does not always come easy.watch "Daniel on Recreation and Leisure"
What is self advocacy and why it's important.watch "Daniel on Self-Advocacy"
The importance of building and developing relationships between educators and parents.watch "Parent-Professional Relationships"
Parents and educators need to understand SSI and Medicaid to support transition.watch "SSI: Medicaid Eligibility"
The importance of developing a personal network to build support for the future.watch "Personal Networks"
The importance of work regardless of disability or the severity of that disability.watch "Everyone Must Work"
Important information for parents as they consider what kind of adult decision-maker their child will be.watch "Guardianship"
The benefits of the Medicaid Waiver Program for families, and how school professionals can help families ensure they are on the waiting list.watch "Medicaid Programs in Texas"
Simple ways educators can work to build positive family relationships - specifically being aware of the language they use.watch "Collaborative Teaming"
Rosemary and Caroline discuss the benefits of family consortiums.watch "Family Consortium"
How educators can bring up the topic of planning for the future to families. watch "Futures Planning: Aiming for Best Case Scenario"
Changing how people think and talk about challenging behavior can be effective towards positive behavior change.watch "Behavior as a Form of Communication"
The importance and benefits of person-centered planning as a part of planning for a student's future.watch "Person-Centered Planning"
Importance of self advocacy and self determination and strategies that may be beneficial in building these skills.watch "Self-Advocacy and Self-Determination"