I’m Determined Project
It is that time of year– the application for the 2018 Youth and Parent Summit is live and can be found at the I’m Determined Project website. The Youth and Parent Summit invites 120 Virginia youth (ages 13-21) with disabilities to James Madison University each June for three days of fun. Participating youth will learn strategies for becoming more self-determined in their lives. Parents attend their own summit where they will have access to leaders from the Virginia Department of Education and other essential agencies.
MYTH: The Youth Summit is only for individuals with mild disabilities who are independent in their personal care.
FACT: Any Virginia youth with disability between the ages of 13 and 21 may apply to the Youth Summit. The I’m Determined team will work hard to make provide any needed accommodations for students who are accepted to the summit.
Do you know a teen who may benefit from the Youth Summit? You can get them started down the path of self-determination be introducing one of the three FREE tools:
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.