Elementary is a time for you to begin understanding yourself as a student and as a person. People in your life may ask you what you want to be when you grow up. Transition activities in elementary will teach you about different kinds of jobs and how your strengths and needs match with different jobs. You will also learn about how to make choices, how to ask for what you want, how to set goals and develop plans, and much more.
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In this section, you will find resources to help you to understand and develop your preferences and learn about different types of jobs.
Tools for Elementary Students and Their Parents/Guardians
This video of elementary students with disabilities explaining what self-determination means to them might help you to understand what self-determination means to you.
This closed captioned video shows how you can set goals for yourself and tells you why goal setting is important.
This free online app from I’m Determined.org will help you to tell others at your IEP meeting about your strengths, interests, needs, and preferences. Input your name, upload a picture of yourself, and select icons that describe you. After inputting all the information, you can print out a 1 page document to share at your IEP meeting.
This worksheet from I’m Determined.org provides you with a graphic that helps you to organize your goals, the steps needed to reach them, and people who might support you.
This website has a game that will help you explore different kinds of jobs.
This is a link to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Resources in Texas webpage that has videos related to transition. For example, videos include the Texas Transition and Employment Guide, transition webinars, and other useful videos on transition topics such as using Vocational Rehabilitation services, transition tips, and applying for jobs. All videos use American Sign Language with audio; closed captions are available.
The Student-Centered Transitions Network is led by The Garrett Center on Transition and Disability Studies. The Garrett Center coordinates statewide activities designed to build collaborative infrastructures among students, families, schools, districts, and communities to equip all students with disabilities to be actively involved in planning, communicating, and evaluating progress in meeting their transition goals from early childhood through high school graduation and post-secondary readiness.