Tag Archives: Self-Determination

EnvisionIT – A Transition Curriculum for Students with Disabilities

This curriculum comes from the Nisonger Centers Transitions Team at Ohio State University.

TEDx Talk: “ADHD As A Difference In Cognition, Not A Disorder”

This 2013 TEDx Talk at Carnegie Melon University by a student with ADHD provides inspiration for anyone with and without ADHD to pursue their dreams and desires.

Stephen is a Senior Directing major at Carnegie Mellon. He is also the current President of Carnegie Mellon’s Film Club. He recently completed his Thesis Project within the School of Drama: a production of Mac Wellman’s “A Murder of Crows.” He is currently working on creating a collective of Film Enthusiasts across Carnegie’s Campus as well as other colleges and universities around Pittsburgh. You can find out more about Stephen and his talk on his website: http://www.stephentonti.com or follow his blog “Caffeine, Nicotine, and ADHD: a guide to maintaining sanity.”

“The Best Me I Can Be” – Student Led IEPs

Transition for youth with disabilities really begins when a student is identified as having a disability.  DC Education has developed a series of modules that addresses students being involved in their IEPs, from a very early age.

This module is about student-led IEPs and shows real examples of students leading their own IEPs.  Helping students develop these skills early in their education will provide a solid foundation for future transition planning.

Librarian’s Love of Books Began in Her Struggles to Read

New York Times Article

This article chronicles the journey to adulthood of a woman who struggled throughout school with emotional and reading disabilities.

Patricia Ann Kettles did not read her first book until she was 10. She knows what it is to struggle with the very act of reading, trying to make sense of words on a page long past an age when other children can polish off a thick Harry Potter or Twilight novel as quickly as a wedge of cake.

Now 40, at the library on Staten Island where she presides and where patrons know her fondly as “Miss Patty,” she talked recently about what it was like to be illiterate while others around her were devouring entire worlds.

Read more here.