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Friday, December 4 • 9:20am - 10:10am
Student Involvement: Promoting Self-Determination & Advocacy Skills to Achieve Outcomes FILLING

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Key essential best practices in transition include promoting self-determination, self-advocacy, and student-centered planning for youth with disabilities. Presenters will share their experiences, challenges, and proactive solutions in working with teachers to help facilitate learner autonomy. Participants will learn how two transition teachers transformed their services and brought about leadership opportunities, positive results, and quality post-school outcomes. Students have been empowered to be involved, express their needs, set goals, self-evaluate their performance, take ownership of their education, assume leadership positions, and lead a more independent and productive life. Success stories, practical strategies, and written materials will be shared with conference participants. OBJECTIVES: -Know what skills to teach that comprise self-determination. -Explore the power of student-centered planning and learn strategies that enhance student voice, learner autonomy, independent problem solving, and that puts responsibility for learning and education in the hands of students. -Learn and apply specific strategies with students with disabilities to: help them know and understand their disability; set goals, self-evaluate their performance, and monitor their progress; make informed decisions that affect their life; solve problems and be actively involved in their education. -Learn about various strategies and opportunities to help students with disabilities identify and participate in positions of leadership in inclusive school and community settings. -Gain understanding of and specific strategies to incorporate self-advocacy skills within the curriculum and to teach students to personally advocate for their wants, needs, and rights.

Friday December 4, 2015 9:20am - 10:10am PST
Eugene 1401 SW Naito Parkway Portland, OR 97201

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