Resources on Transition and Deaf-Blindness

Deaf-Blindness and Transition from High School– A document created by GSAP to explain unique needs of students who are deaf-blind and provide resources-both on-line and in Georgia

Person Centered Planning – Person Centered Planning is an important assessment tool for developing transition plans for students who cannot easily articulate their dreams for the future. This link to the Pacer Center’s page on Person Centered Planning gives a simple description of the process and on-line resources to learn more.

Transition Planning for Students Who are Deafblind – A comprehensive manual produced by PepNet. Includes chapters on Aids and Device, Independent Living, Transition Success, and has profiles of students and their transition experiences

Transition Portfolio –  A tool to help a young adult compile important information about their strengths, needs, and dreams for the future.

Transition Rubric – A tool to provide a simple avenue for measuring the current status of transition-age students thereby identifying areas of need. Developed by a consortium of professionals and parents

Transition Planning Timeline – A tool from Suzanne Morrow of the New York Deaf-Blind Collaborative to help teams make sure age-appropriate transition actions have been completed.

Transition Timelines for Students who are Deaf-Blind – This graphic timeline was created in Utah and has Utah contacts, but suggests in a simple format things to do at certain ages to be prepared for transition.

Transition Toolkit from NCDB – This website describes events held by State Deaf-Blind Projects in the Southeast to promote self-determination in young adults with deaf-blindness. Included in the toolkit are video clips, forms, and resources.