What Matters Most: Research on Elevating Parent Expectations

Annette Clarahan, Parent Educator Coordinator

Mt Pleasant Transition Planning

Secondary Transition Planning for Educators and Families

Family Involvement is a greater predictor of successful outcomes for youth than income or social status.

So how do we help families recognize the importance of Secondary Transition planning?   By training educators and parents the importance of planning for Secondary Transition early on. In Mt. Pleasant on November 16 – 17th the Parent Educator Connection (PEC) sponsored a Secondary Transition Family Planning with GPAEA Transition Coordinators presenting the four PACER Modules for Secondary Transition.

  • From Disability to Possibility
  • Road to Discovery
  • Taking the Next Step
  • Exploring and Preparing for Work as an Adult

Participants are able to take the curriculum back to their district and share the information with parents as appropriate. Others have partnered with a parent in hosting a Secondary Transition Night for parents with service providers present. Parents are also sharing the information at Parent Support groups.

We can help families learn the importance of high expectations for their child at an early age and help in making sure those involved in their child’s life have the same expectations.

If you are interested in attending this 2 day class we will be offering it again in Albia on April 18 & 19, 2016. 

Register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=10734&I=1963852

More reading: http://partnershipsinemployment.com/wp-content/uploads/parent-expectations_F.pdf

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