| "My Future My Plan" Proven Effective|
My Future My Plan is a transition planning resource for students with disabilities and their families. It includes a video, student workbook and parent/teacher guide developed by State of the Art Inc. in partnership with the National center on Secondary Education and Transition. The materials provide comprehensive information on transition planning including how to use the IEP as a tool to drive the transition process.
My Future My Plan was evaluated with parent/student dyads that closely represent the national IEP population. The research yielded promising results. In particular, outcomes revealed:
1) positive attitudinal changes toward the IEP meetings
2) increased self-efficacy related to managing transition planning tasks
3) desired behavior changes such as increased information seeking about transition planning.
My Future My Plan received numerous accolades including being named Finalist in the 2004 Freddie Award from MediMedia’s International Health and Medical Media Awards.
The outreach campaign has been extremely successful and achieved national reach with the support of the following project partners:
∑ Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies, a division of the American Library Association
∑ The Arc of the United States
∑ Council for Exceptional Children
∑ Family Voices
∑ Learning Disabilities Association of America
∑ National Association of State Directors of Special Education
∑ National Center for the Study of Postsecondary Education Supports, University of Hawai’i at Manoa
∑ National Center on Secondary Education and Transition
∑ National Down Syndrome Congress
∑ National Down Syndrome Society
∑ PACER Center/The Alliance/FAPE
∑ PEAK Parent Center, Inc.
∑ TASH: Equity, Opportunity, Inclusion for People with Disabilities since 1975
My Future My Plan release timed to coincide with the HBO broadcast of Graduating Peter a film based on one of the three students profiled in the My Future My Plan video as well as mentions on websites such as oprah.com and hbo.com. In addition the materials have been presented a numerous conferences and transition fairs and been reviewed in several publications.
For more information as well as licensing and reseller opportunities contact:
tel 202-537-0818 x11