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Successful transition to adulthood for students with visual impairments and deafblindness requires planning and is required by law beginning at age 16.  For students and parents this is a move from the school system where they are entitled to services into adult systems that are based on eligibility.  There is much to learn and even more to understand as the student and his/her family and educational team make this journey.

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Index

Creating a Transition Action Group (TAG)

Employment Challenges and Legal Options

TSBVI EXIT and Post Secondary: Overview and Comparison

EXIT and Post Secondary Programs at TSBVI

Key Things Professionals Should Share with Parents about Transition


Creating a Transition Action Group (TAG) 

Original broadcast date over the Texas Education Teleconference Network was on December 9, 2014

Parent and Texas Parent to Parent consultant, Rosemary Alexander, PhD. talks about Pathways to Adulthood and how to create a Transition Action Group to help parents and students transition from school to adulthood.

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Employment Challenges and Legal Options 

Original broadcast date over the Texas Education Teleconference Network was on December 12, 2013

Erin Lawler, Public Policy Specialist of the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities and formerly with the Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities, presents information highly relevant to TVIs and COMS helping prepare high school students to enter the workforce. Lawler covers rules regarding disclosure of a disability in the employment process, what employers can and cannot ask during an interview, what reasonable accommodations are and how to request them, as well as legal issues related to assistive technology.

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TSBVI EXIT and Post Secondary: Overview and Comparison For Credit

Original broadcast date: 11/12/2015

The EXIT and Post Secondary Programs at TSBVI serve 18-22 year olds who are blind or visually impaired. Assistant Principal for EXIT, Tad Doezema, and Post Secondary Coordinator, Linda Locke provide a side-by-side comparison of the two programs, in order to help professionals and family members determine which program is most appropriate for their student or child.

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EXIT and Post Secondary Programs at TSBVI 

Original broadcast date over the Texas Education Teleconference Network: 12/2014

A panel discussion with Kate Hurst, Tad Doezema, Carrie Clark, Laura Lindsey, Paula Willson, and Debra Sewell illustrating the differences between EXIT and the Post Secondary Program through TSBVI and Criss Cole. Four students' programs are examined.

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Key Things Professionals Should Share with Parents about Transition

Original broadcast date over the Texas Education Teleconference Network was on February 13, 2014

 Rosemary Alexander, Transition Coordinator at Texas Parent to Parent, shares information with professionals about how they can help students and families of transition-aged students to plan for successful transitions to adulthood. 

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