Who’s Future is it Anyway? – free self determination curriculum
A Student-Directed Transition Planning Process
The Zarrow Center for Learning Enrichment, along with Dr. Michael Wehmeyer, understand that self-determination is vital for success of students with disabilities. “Who’s Future is it Anyway?” was designed to enhance self-determination and increase the student’s involvement in their transition planning process.
Who’s Future Is It Anyway? helps prepare students for their IEP meetings and gain self-determination skills through six sections that contain 36 lesson sessions.
This lesson package comes with a Coach’s Guide that outlines the lessons, how to teach them, the roles of the students and teachers, as well as expected outcomes.
Section 1: Getting to know you
Session 1: The planning meeting
Session 2: Choosing people to attend
Session 3: Your preferences & interests
Session 4: Disabilities
Session 5: Your unique learning needs
Session 6: Supports
Section 2: Making Decisions
Session 7: Introduction to DO IT!
Session 8: Steps 1 & 2 of DO IT!
Session 9: Steps 3 & 4 of DO IT!
Session 10: Using DO IT!
Session 11: Real life stories to use DO IT!
Session 12: Giving informed consent
Section 3: How to Get What You Need
Session 13: Community resources in your plan
Session 14: Community resources for work
Session 15: Community resources for more school
Session 16: Community resources for living
Session 17: Community resources for fun
Session 18: Community resources you want
Section 4: Goals, Objectives and the Future
Session 19: Identifying goals in your plan
Session 20: Identifying goals for work
Session 21: Identifying goals for more school
Session 22: Identifying goals for living
Session 23: Identifying goals for fun
Session 24: Keeping track of your goals
Section 5: Communicating
Session 25: Communicating in small groups
Session 26: Body language and assertiveness
Session 27: Advocating and appealing
Session 28: Timing and persuasion
Session 29: Keeping your ideas out there
Session 30: Listening and the team
Section 6: Thank You, Honorable Chairperson
Session 31: Different kinds of meetings
Session 32 Steps to planning a meeting
Session 33: Being a good team member
Session 34: Managing the meeting
Session 35: Session 1-18 review
Session 36: Sessions 19-34 review
Dr. Michael Wehmeyer of the University of Kansas provided permission to make this package available for no charge (Who’s Future Is it Anyway? Permission Letter).