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READY Tool: Readiness Evaluation of Transition to Adulthood for Deaf-Blind Youth

Transition Assessment

1.2 Develop the transition team

To ensure accurate assessment of vocational, independent living, and community participation, team membership must include transition specialists and vocational rehabilitation counselors.

1.3 Document relevant student information

Continue to monitor and update the student’s strengths, preferences, and support needs. Document unique mannerisms, health profile, communication preferences, level of hearing and vision, and other key information. Consider these factors when assessing the student across settings (e.g., home, school, community).

1.4 Assess community and family engagement

Expand assessment to include independent living skills, social and peer relationships, vocational experiences, and the use of public transportation.


How Kids Make and Keep Friends

Teaching Guide: Being Friends 
There are many resources on the web for behaviors associated with being a good friend. This one is simple and relevant.

1.6 Assess strengths and needs related to post-secondary education

As part of an overall educational assessment, be sure to evaluate factors (e.g., access to the general curriculum, job skills, level of community integration) that can be used to design an education program that will help the student pursue his or her assessment to include post-secondary goals (e.g., employment, further education).