Just trying to be real here...Special Education in the secondary setting is difficult, especially when trying to write compliant and thorough individualized transition plans for our students. It can also be the most satisfying part of what we do as teachers! The resources added to my page are here to help you do just what I have been trying to do in my classroom to serve students and their families very well - as they plan for life after hight school. Hoping it helps you as this is a labor of love.
-Barb Blakeslee Beck
For more Key Information:
Books: My Transition Portfolio – Teacher’s Edition/Student Workbook
Author Barb Blakeslee - MyKeyPlans.com
Barb Blakeslee Beck, M. Ed., author and founder of My Key Consulting LLC, has developed a highly effective person-centered program, which is the first step toward supported progress in transition services. My Transition Portfolio is unique in its design and is a long-awaited platform for students, teachers and parents alike. It has the potential to change the way we view transition planning for young adults with disabilities by way of an invitation into the invaluable process of developing their own dream.
Barb Blakeslee has been teaching in special education for 23 years with an emphasis in adult transition services for students ages 18-21. Her degrees in Speech Language Pathology and Special Education have enabled her to engage students and their families in providing positive post-school outcomes. My Transition Portfolio is her response to answering some of the important questions raised when trying to bridge the gap from research to practitioner. It provides a great process in transferring person-centered information between secondary schools and adult service agencies. Barb’s efforts both within and outside the classroom are continually focused on finding ways for students to be known, heard, and celebrated for their unique contributions to their communities.