This activity-based curriculum from Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired can be used to teach and promote self-determination skills with youth who are blind or visually impaired.
Learning to step back and allow students to be as independent as possible is a crucial step in helping them to develop independence.

The transition from special education to post school life presents significant challenges to students, their families and their educational teams.

Ten things that I wish my teacher of the visually impaired would have taught me about transitioning to a four-year college with low vision.
Using the YouVisit platform to tour colleges in virtual reality. Compatible with screen readers and magnification.

There are 2 sessions included in this training module that demonstrate theories and best practices for independent living.

The Accelerator makes digital charts and graphs accessible! Step-by-step instruction to using the Accelerator.
Part of living on campus is being prepared for emergencies - make sure you know your campus alert system.
If you or a loved one has just been diagnosed with low vision or blindness, here's why you need a case with your state vision impairment department.
10 surprising facts about college campus WiFi, from an IT major.
All about CLEP exams and how they help in college. Includes free accessibility tested study resources.
A guide to state vocational rehabilitation services for students with vision impairments. Great for soon-to-be college students!

Wendy Bridgeo discusses the importance of starting the transition process early for students with disabilities, especially those with CHARGE syndrome.

Beth Jordan shares her insights on Preparing for Transition and talks about the mandate for educational services versus lack of mandate for adult service.

Dr. Penny Rosenblum discusses the development of navigational and social skills for children and adults who are visually impaired and unable to drive.

David Wiley talks about the benefits of Person-Centered Planning and how it can help students and their families with transition from school to work.

Dorinda Rife, CLVT, COMS, describes the importance of long-term planning and instruction to prepare students with visual impairments for the future.

A parent shares resources on self-determination and transition into adulthood for youth who are deafblind, blind or visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities or other special needs.
Read my winning piece for the 10 Ideas Student Policy writing competition sponsored by the Roosevelt Institute.
A parent shares tips on getting started as an office volunteer shredding paper

This tutorial discusses how personal development and skill grow and change, and how a student's AT grows and changes with him.

Ten Technology skills to master before going to college to look like a Technology wizard, from an IT major. Great for preparing for college transition.

Leslie Bailiff presents the story of her student Michael, who began using Assistive Technology to support his independent travel as a youngster.

The best advice about accommodationsI ever received - Why & how to transition an iEP to a 504 Plan before Graduation.
Selecting clothing to wear each day requires problem solving skills and planning, which are an essential part of living independently.
Eight items every student must know so they can self-advocate.
Should you mention your disability when applying to college? Here's how I did it - and still got into my top choice college.
Make mulling spices to stimulate the senses while students learn math, language arts, social skills, and independent living skills.

This tutorial identifies the guiding principles of CVI diagnosis, suggests interventions for moving between Phases of CVI, and more - from birth to age 3.

A high school student contemplates what it will be like to graduate from high school and live on her own.
My tips for being successful in college admission interviews.
Make sure you get to your dorm safe - call a security escort if any of these things are happening.

Participants will be provided an overview of a few of the microsites available for use within Perkins eLearning, and what each site can offer the reader.

Setting up a hot dog cart is a creative career option for some young adults with visual impairments and additional disabilities.
Who should you meet before college classes begin?
Visiting colleges? Here are some important questions to ask!
A college student who is deafblind due to Usher Syndrome discusses learning ASL and exposure to deaf culture in the classroom.
The author discusses how connections with teachers and friends have impacted his life as an adult who is blind.
A high school student at Perkins School for the Blind offers advice about interacting with people who are visually impaired.
This activity requires students who are blind or visually impaired to direct someone to their house using O&M, work readiness, and independent living skills.
A high school student reflects on the loss of her sight.
Setting up a personal network is a helpful activity for transition-age youth as they prepare to look for a job.
Teaching your child to deal with the unexpected and to solve problems of daily life is a critical transition skill.
A customer service representative who is blind reflects on his first week working at a new job as a senior customer service representative.
Learning how to use free or unstructured time during a break is an important skill for transition and work readiness.
Scavenger hunts are a fun way to address all parts of the Expanded Core Curriculum!
The parent of a young adult who is deafblind discusses details of setting up a recycling program and managing the money earned.

There are 2 sessions included in this training module on transition planning for students with visual impairments and additional disabilities.

The parent of a young adult who is deafblind shares her experience of setting up a project to recycle cans in the community.
An activity to help blind and visually impaired students plan for transition and adult life as they learn about budgeting.