Virginia’s I’m Determined Project
The I’m Determined (IMD) Project, which promotes self-determination skills for students with disabilities, is a successful program with far-reaching influence. Currently, IMD’s tools and strategies are being implemented in 7 countries, 30 states, and over 70 school divisions in Virginia. Successful teachers are able to incorporate core components of IMD such as decision making, goal setting, self-regulation, and self-advocacy into existing instructional initiatives.
One of the highlights of the I’m Determined Project is the annual Youth Summit. Held each June at James Madison University, the IMD Youth Summit hosts approximately 120 Virginia youth with disabilities and their families. Participants learn about self-determination skills from our IMD Youth Leaders.
For more information on the I’m Determined Project including videos, tool templates, and Youth Summit applications visit http://www.imdetermined.org
The I’m Determined Project will be hosting a teacher training on November 13 & 14 in Newport News. Teams of teachers from Virginia elementary and middle schools are invited to attend. Registration is FREE! Get more information here: IMD Fall Training 2017 Save the Date
The term “intellectual disability” is used when describing a very broad and diverse group of students. Here, you will find information and resources for professionals whose students access the curriculum through the Aligned Standards of Learning (ASOLs).
The I’M DETERMINED Project is all about helping students learn self-determination skills. Browse the site to learn about many great resources. You will find tools such as the One Pager and Good Day Plan, which help students take an active role in goal planning, the IEP process, transitioning, and behavior planning. Best of all, you will find templates for the tools, authentic student examples, and videos of teachers & students using these tools.
Are you in need of a little inspiration today? Check out this video and then “take the path that leads to awesome!”
Tar Heel Reader is a free site that offers thousands of high-interest e-books for students. All texts are switch accessible.
Writing with Alternative Pencils is a great option for students who cannot hold a writing utensil or use a keyboard.