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Blind students with white canes waiting to cross Congress Avenue, a busy six lane road.

A Guide to Assist Teachers of Blind and Visually Impaired Students in Texas

by Peggy Wade

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So, what exactly is transition planning? It is a process that insures school personnel, the student, and family, are planning an educational program that will help prepare the student for his identified adult-life outcomes. To effectively develop transition plans and related programming for students with visual impairments, information regarding all significant areas of adult functioning needs to be gathered. Skills the student will need in order to function as independently as possible are identified and included in his programming.

Information and resources to assist students, professionals, and families answer questions related to specific domains of adult living are included in this guide. The domains are:

  1. Employment Considerations
  2. Education and Training
  3. Housing and Related Resources
  4. Recreation and Leisure
  5. Medical and Health Issues
  6. Transportation and Mobility
  7. Financial Information
  8. Legal Considerations

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