It’s My Turn training is a self-determination curriculum for students with disabilities in middle school through high school. Developed by the Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities(OCECD)through funding from the Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission now known as Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities(OOD) and currently supported by the Ohio Department of Education, Office for Exceptional Children, and the Federally Funded Parent Training and Information (PTI) Center grant. The workshops include five sections:
It is our mission to help make transitioning easier for students and to help them become better self-advocates. The Many Benefits Students learn they have choices. Students increase their self-esteem by realizing what they are capable of accomplishing. Students are better prepared to enter the adult world. Students are encouraged to participate in community events. Families, Communities, and Schools learn the importance of their support and involvement in the transition process. Families, Communities, and Schools become aware of the resources and services available to them. Educators can utilize the information in the student's IEP. Educators learn a more diverse way of teaching. How It Works Students learn about themselves by:
A. Developing a Personal Profile which helps them become more aware of their choices and abilities.
B. Exploring Options best suited to the student based on his/her own personal needs.
C. Setting Goals and learning the steps he/she must take to reach them.
D. Learning how to locate and connect with agencies and/or persons who can help them obtain their goals. The Laws Employability Post Secondary Options Living Skills Community Participation.