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Using Self-Determination Skills to Create Better Self Advocacy for Youths with Disabilities

ESC-20 provides training and technical assistance to district transition contacts and vocational adjustment coordinators in the development and implementation of effective transition services and inter-agency collaboration.

Academic Performance
Family/Community Engagement
School Climate

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Join this exciting FREE session on Self-Determination presented by national presenter Dr. John McNaught from James Madison University. Dr. McNaught is one of the creator of the I'm Determined Program out of Virginia.

During this session Dr. McNaught, will share the importance of self-determination, and the importance of this skill to help youth with disabilities be successful during and after high school.  ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE A FREE copy of the "Teaching Self-Determination to Students with Disabilities: Basic Skills for Successful Transition." Come prepared to engage in learning and discussion  how to assist your students in self-determination.

Dr. McNaught will provide three sessions with discussions after each session. 

Session 1-Exploring Self-Determination: Using Theory to Guide Practice
This presentation will offer implementation strategies for practitioners, families, and youth with disabilities to build the foundational self-determination skills needed at home, at work, and in the classroom to ensure a positive postschool outcome.

Session 2- Exploring Self-Determination: Implementing the IMD tools
This session explores the application of Self-Determination Theory through tools and instructional strategies that promote self-determined behaviors at home, on the job, and in the classroom. Participants will discuss the key environmental variables that must be present in each setting, strategies to increase self-determined behavior, and common barriers students with disabilities face during their K-12 experience. Resources will be shared so practitioners can begin implementation immediately.

Session 3-Student-led IEPs
Student leadership during the IEP process is essential. This session will identify the components of a student-led IEP, acknowledge common barriers, and offer effective strategies to help your diverse learners take leadership during both the planning process and annual meeting. Relevant case studies and exemplars related to learners of varying ages, disabilities, and communication preferences will be offered.


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Samuel Gonzalez
Samuel Gonzalez
Date Time Location
3/31/2022 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM Education Service Center Region 20 - Maverick Real Rooms
1314 Hines, San Antonio, 78208
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6 sessions

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