Saturday, February 6, 2016

Community Resources

Alright, here it is! What I have been working on for the past week+! A collection of community resource information pages for our students. 

Here's a little back story and how, at times, inspiration hits me. I am part of a transition committee for our local high school district. We've only met twice so we are in the beginning stages of deciding what is needed. So far we have been putting most of our energy into setting up a transition fair for our kids and their families. The fair will be held during the evening hours at a central location in our town. Also invited will be any programs or services that our families need to know about in order to help prepare them for their transition from high school to adulthood. 

Ok, so during our last meeting, there was much talk about the need of getting all these resources to our kids during their time they are with us. Since I have portfolio's for each of my students, I thought... hey, why not come up with an informational page on each of the resources available? This way, after it is discussed in class or we visit, the paper will go into their portfolio under their "resource" tab for them to have with them when they graduate. Think about it. I take Johnny to visit one of the resources in his sophomore year of school. What is he really going to remember about that resource and how they can help him 2 to 3 years later? Right?

I pretty much just cut all the information from each of the websites that I thought was important and informative. Then pasted it onto a document. I made sure to add the website for those who will have access and added addresses and phone numbers as well for easy contact. There are 27 pages in all and I am sure through the years there will be more that will need to be added.

I am hopeful that these documents will be of great resource to our kids and their parents once they leave us. 

Let me know what you think.

14 comments:

  1. I love that idea. I would love to see it. I am trying to work on something like that for my students, but I have the added problem of my students going to different countries.

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    1. Different countries! WOW! I can sent this to you so you can see it up close. Email me at Empoweredbythem@aol.com and I can get it to you.

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  2. Hi Karen! I have been wanting to put something like this together for my transition students as well. Would you mind emailing me this? My email address is curtisyol@yahoo.com
    Thanks!

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  3. Hi Karen! Great resource for our students. Do you emailing me a copy as well? nlock4autism@gmail.com

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  4. Hi Karen! Great resource for our students. Do you emailing me a copy as well? nlock4autism@gmail.com

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  5. I would love a copy : angela.guidry@redoakisd.org

    Thanks!

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  6. I would love a copy : angela.guidry@redoakisd.org

    Thanks!

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  7. I would Love a copy of this for my students. Emily.cowan@isd518.net

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  8. I would Love a copy of this for my students. Emily.cowan@isd518.net

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  10. I am also currently trying to put something like this together as well. Would you be willing to send me a copy to look at too. My email is weyenbergs@manitowocpublicschools.org Thank you :)

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  11. Seriously, what a great idea! I need to do something similar for my parents, as most of mine have no clue what is out there for their children when they are adults. I have had parents cry when they think about it because they have been so worried that if something happened to them, their child would be left to their own devices.

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  12. Seriously, what a great idea! I need to do something similar for my parents, as most of mine have no clue what is out there for their children when they are adults. I have had parents cry when they think about it because they have been so worried that if something happened to them, their child would be left to their own devices.

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  13. I would love a copy of those can you email it to me? Jenniferwestphal12@att.net

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