We are thrilled to share with you a new document for students with disabilities! Stepping Forward: A Self-Advocacy Guide for Middle and High School Students (formerly known as "An Educational Journey from Self Discovery to Advocacy") is intended to help middle and high school students develop self-advocacy skills and plan for the transition from school to adult life. Some of the skills and activities mentioned in the guide may also be appropriate for students and teachers at the elementary school level. It is never too early to begin thinking about and teaching skills that will help students to be better prepared for secondary transition!
Once you download the guide, save it as a PDF on your computer. (See the directions below for instructions on how to download the guide from Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.) You will then be able to type in the blue fields in the document and save or print the document. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have about how to use this document, so please feel free to contact us!
How to Save the Document Using Internet Explorer
Click on the link to open the document. When the document opens, click the save button (disk icon) to save the document to your computer.
How to Save the Document Using Google Chrome
Click on the link to open the document. When the document opens, click the save button (disk icon) in the lower right corner of your browser to save the document to your computer. Open the document from the folder you saved into on the computer.
How to Save the Document Using Mozilla Firefox
Click on the link to open the document. When the document opens, click on the download symbol (page with arrow) to download and save the document to your computer.
Stepping Forward Video Links
Lesson 1.1 – Identifying Successful People with Disabilities
Lesson 1.2 – Completing a Learning Style Inventory
Lesson 1.3 – Learning More About Your Disability
- Assistive Technology in Action: Meet Sam
- Assistive Technology in Action: Meet Jared
- Assistive Technology in Action: Meet Nick
Chapter 2 – Learning To Self-Advocate
Lesson 2.3 – Learning When and How to Disclose Information About Your Disability
Chapter 3 – Transition: Career Planning and Community Connections
Chapter 4 – Participating in Planning and Placement Team (PPT) Meetings