Tools

All the tools listed below were developed by Tilson & Diaz Solutions, Inc. The work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. This means that we are sharing them with you and giving you the right to use, share with others, and even build upon them, as long as they are not intended for commercial use and you're equally sharing your own materials. If you find any of these tools useful, and wish to create your own adaptation, please put the following statement on your document: "Adapted from (name of original tool) with the permission of Tilson & Diaz Solutions, Inc."

Tools
Life and Career Assessment Matrix (LCAM) This workbook is an extension of the Positive Personal Profile and is a tool for gathering as much information as possible about a person's strengths, goals, interests and support needs. Over time, and with input from multiple people who know the target person well, a comprehensive picture will emerge -- which will in turn encourage the identification of potential opportunities, and provide information for goal-setting, planning, and action.
Independent Living Skill Assessment (ILSA) This is an informal tool to assist teachers and residential staff determine a person's level of independence in activities of daily living, so that areas needing skill-building or accommodation can be identified.
Transition Skills Inventory This is an informal checklist that is particularly useful for identifying transition goals, services and activities for students who may have substantial support needs.
Business Relationship Scale As authentic work-based learning experiences become more prevalent, teachers and other advocates must be confident in their ability to approach local business contacts and establish partnerships. This scale is intended to help teachers (and other service providers) pinpoint their strengths and challenges, so they can acquire the necessary skills.
Conceptual Frameworks
Delaware Logic Model Illustrates that our education system is really a career development system and that transition services are intended to ensure that children, youth, and young adults with disabilities have access to the array of experiences, available to ALL students, that lead to successful adult outcomes.
Life Domains to
Transition Outcomes
Transition outcomes fall into three categories: employment, further education and training, and independent living. This diagram shows that many life domains fit into these three categories. This can assist stakeholders in developing transition goals, activities, and services that are particularly pertinent to the individual student.
 Vulnerable Youth & Transition Disability is but one facet of a person's life. This chart illustrates that there are many areas where children and youth may face vulnerabilities that call for attention and support.
Transition Assessment All career and transition assessments should begin with helping students explore the possibilities and envision what their futures might hold. From that point they begin to discover what it takes to achieve their dreams and aspirations -- and to set goals to attain the experiences and skills that will propel them forward. This chart indicates that assessment doesn't take place at one point in time -- it is ongoing.

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