Planning a Life

Total Life Learning by Wendy Bridgeo,‎ Beth Caruso,‎ & Mary Zatta

Cover of Total Life Learning

The Total Life Learning curriculum was developed for students ages 3 to 22 who are blind, visually impaired including those students who have additional disabilities or are deafblind. The focus is on the development of life and career goals that enable student to maximize independence, self-determination, employability, and participation in the community.

Planning a Life is a two day Transition planning conference with information and resources for families, educators and professionals.  Topics include:

  • Creating a Vision for life beyond High School
  • Transition Laws
  • Transition assessments
  • The MA Transition Planning Form and IEP goals
  • Post-Secondary Education and Career preparation
  • Community connections
  • Family involvement

Transition planning is an ongoing process that starts when a student on an IEP turns 14 and continues throughout their high school and young adult years. The goal is to build a statewide network of proactive and informed families, educators and professionals working in partnership to develop student focused transition plans.

Planning A Life is scheduled from 8:30am – 4:00pm on a Friday and Saturday three times a year throughout Massachusetts.

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