OCECD offers the interactive "It's My Turn" (IMT) and the "Goals Planning Success" (GPS) self-determination trainings available for students age 14 to graduation to help guide students in fulfilling their hopes and dreams after high school.
One student/participant stated, “I learned about the important part that I have in choosing what job I want for my future.”
A teacher who participated in the training with her students shared, “Students do things that they have never had the incentive or courage to do before.”
Schools and families
may access this training in-person or a version of it either virtually or through on-line modules all free of charge!
The workshops contain five parts:
The Law, Employment Requirements, Post- Secondary Options, Living Skills, Community Participation
Ohio Coalition staff provide these self-determination trainings at the request of school districts, agencies, or organizations that serve students and that would like to sponsor the training at a location convenient for them.
Our My Adventures in Youth Empowerment series focuses on empowering transition age youth to become self-advocates.