The word 'transition' is used frequently in IEP meetings and is a critical piece of high school goals. As Teachers of the Visually Impaired (TVIs), we are actively involved in our students' success in the core curriculum, expanded core curriculum, and transition to college planning. The goal is to prepare these students to be successful in college and in the workforce. So, exactly how do we systematically help our students prepare for college? AFB has recently introduced the Transition to College: Program Activity Guide which includes over 20 lesson plans for educators to use for teaching skills students with vision loss need to learn prior to attending college or career school. The first five lessons are available online and also in an electronic braille file; additional lessons will be posted soon. This program is free!
- Lesson 1: College Bound As a Student Who is Blind or Visually Impaired
- Lesson 2: Post-Secondary Education Options for Students with Visual Impairments
- Lesson 3: College Knowledge for Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired, Part One
- Lesson 4: The degree I Need to Succeed in the Workforce As a Visually Impaired Job Seeker
- Lesson 5: Admissions Requirements for Visually Impaired Students
Editor's Note: Lesson 1, Activity #2 includes a wonderful transition calendar - be sure to check this out!