Easy Transition Planning Activity Ideas

Monday, August 21, 2017

Meaningful transition activities are sometimes difficult to come up with, or at times even implement. Working with teachers in many capacities - it seems most of them share a common frustration: coming up with transition activities that are relevant to their students, engaging, and authentic.
With that, I felt that a good, in-depth list of transition activities that could be utilized would help out.

So, without further ado, here is the list.

Research career options
Learn about the student’s disability
Interview a person who has a career of interest to the student
Research driver’s education training
Complete an interest inventory to learn student’s interests
Explore post secondary options and make a list of the entrance criteria
Learn how to make an “informed” decision
Learn about how to search for housing and accessing apartments for Rent
Learn about the bureau of vocational rehabilitation in your area to help with work experiences and job training
Learn about responsible consumer spending
Develop emergency procedures to use when student moves out/lives on their own.
Manage daily schedule/ work on setting up and attending appointments
Complete a resume
Fill out a job application
Cook meals independently
Learn how to do laundry
Discuss appropriate clothing to wear for certain occasions (ex. What to wear for interview? )
Locate pertinent stores and why they are valuable to the student.
Complete non-preferred activities
Complete tasks to help out around the school – gather recyclables, deliver mail to teachers, etc.
Learn about ADA and the rights student has because of the laws
Learn about credit cards

Apply for jobs
Investigate assistive technology and how the student can use it
learn effective money management skills
Learn proper heath and hygiene skills
Investigate technical career options.
Discuss future goals and family planning
If student would like to have a family- discuss needs and functions of parents
Practice proper social skills in a variety of setting
Work on unwritten rules/hidden curriculum of life with students
Investigate types of guardianship and whether or not any is needed
Learn about health insurance
Make a monthly budget
Make a list of housekeeping a student would need to complete to keep a clean apartment.
Practice interviewing skills
Learn about gross pay and take home pay
Learn about taxes
Register to vote
Take responsibility to make a social calendar and stick to it
Learn about a healthy diet and complete a simulated grocery purchase
Complete meal planning for a week
Complete phone skills training
Learn how to search for available/open jobs
Complete a service learning project
Complete a job shadowing of a job/career of interest

Field Trip
Learn how to use transit services
Identify places in the community to buy certain items and visit them to complete a shopping trip
Visit a community mental health agency and learn about when you can reach out for help if it’s ever needed.
Identify and visit social and recreational events within the community
Tour apartments in community
Investigate opportunities for volunteering in the community
Visit the library independently or with class
Visit the police station independently or with class
Visit the hospital independently or with class
Visit the fire station independently or with class
Visit the dentist independently or with class
Visit the eye doctor independently or with class
Visit and tour places of employment that students may be interested in
Visit a bank and learn the process of opening up a checking/savings account
Visit and have a meal at a restaurant-  Practice paying and tipping
Visit a laundromat / learn how to do laundry
Participate in a transition fair
Visit a nearby airport and discuss how to use the airport if needed
Visit a farm to find how food gets from farms to stores
Visit a hardware store to look for items for home/apartment improvements
Visit a clothing store and locate clothing of student’s sizes
Visit a furniture store to determine what is needed to furnish an apartment.
Visit the social security office and learn what services/ help students may be able to receive.

For a printable list, click on the picture to go to my TpT store and download the freebie!

Have anymore ideas? leave a comment below! I'd love to update the list overtime!

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