Why A Master Plan?
Typical *Transition Plans through the school district often happen too late (age 14-16). Start building towards that plan now! Modify the plan as the child grows and matures.
Whether a child has special needs or not -- this is one of the most important things a parent can do for their child.
You can do this whether or not you are participating in the FETA cohort study group. We will provide some tools below.
Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy - The Special Education Survival Guide, 2nd Edition, by Pam Wright and Pete Wright was published in January 2006 (ISBN: 978-1-892320-09-4, 338 pages, perfect bound, $19.95).
What is a master plan?
Wrightslaw refers to the five main components of the master plan:
How to fill in your plan:
- VISION STATEMENT
- MISSION STATEMENT
Now think about your child's strengths, hobbies, and interests. Are these incorporated in the plan?
Do you think that developing a child's strengths and talents is as important as overcoming deficits? All children possess strengths and talents. Think about what you can do to encourage these.
MISSION STATEMENT BUILDER - FRANKLIN COVEY
Visit: http://www.franklincovey.com/msb/ to check out the Mission Statement Builder. However, you may need to edit the final document to fit the finite details of a plan. It's a great starter tool though!
Include your child in the planning!
Get "The Book" of all books!
Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy - The Special Education Survival Guide, 2nd Edition by Pam Wright and Pete Wright was published in January 2006 (ISBN: 978-1-892320-09-4, 338 pages, perfect bound, $19.95).
Pick up a copy of this book, for more details on the importance of planning for your child's future to set him or her up for success as well as the resources for becoming an effective advocate.