How to Prepare the ID Child for Life after High School
Are you wondering how to go about preparing your student with an intellectual disability for life after high school? This conversation will help you think through all the transition planning and preparation for helping your student prepare emotionally, physically, and cognitively for these changes.
Our special guest this week on Empowering Homeschool Conversations was Stephanie Buckwalter, special needs homeschooling mom, curriculum developer, and the creator of the ELARP™ Method. Stephanie shared with us about "How to Prepare the ID Child for Life after High School" Similar episodes and other free resources from SPED Homeschool are funded by viewers like you. To learn how you can support the nonprofit work of SPED Homeschool and this broadcast, visit https://spedhomeschool.com/donate/
To connect with Stephanie and her resources, visit Art of Special Needs Parenting at https://artofspecialneedsparenting.com/
That time stamp for the graphic Stephanie shared is here: https://www.youtube.com/live/liTx2lfxch4?feature=share&t=2854
Here are other resource Stephanie shared during this conversation: https://thinkcollege.net/ - Lists of colleges with programs for students with intellectual disabilities. Some will accept students without a standard diploma.
https://www.every1canwork.com/ - Cameron's Coffee & Chocolates, a store designed for hiring special needs workers.
https://noahsdad.com/special-need-employers/ - List of companies that hire people with special needs. Will give you an idea of marketable skills. Search for day care or full-time care facilities by state, county, city or local organization.
https://www.worldbook.com/typical-course-of-study.aspx - List of academic skills in all subject areas by grade level. These lists are comprehensive (therefore overwhelming) but give you an idea for the progression of skills year after year.
https://artofspecialneedsparenting.com/list-of-life-skills/ - List of Life Skills as a blog post or downloadable PDF. The skills are divided into five categories: - Self Care - Daily Living - Social Skills - Independent Living - Job Skills
https://artofspecialneedsparenting.com/3-circles-of-purpose/ - 3 Circles of Purpose graphic. Sign up to receive the full graphic shown during the interview.
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Peggy founded SPED Homeschool in 2017 after working in the special education homeschooling industry for over a decade and now she and her team empower families across the globe to homeschool students with diverse learning needs.
She is certified by the American Association of Christian Counselors and trained as a Precept Bible Study leader. Peggy is also a professional aerial silks performer and instructor. In her free time, Peggy enjoys vegan/gluten-free cooking, paddle boarding, hiking and reading. She and her husband Doug live in League City, TX, and after 19 years of homeschooling have now graduated all three of their children from their home school.