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How do I support self-determination for my son or daughter?

Questions and Answers

Click the answer button after each of the following questions below for a pop-up answer.

bullet How should we promote active involvement in educational planning and decision-making?
bullet How should teachers teach students to direct their own learning?
bullet How do I emphasize my son or daughter's strengths and uniqueness?
bullet How important is the family role in self-determination?
bullet What about helping my family member learning to make choices?

Question:  Why is self-determination so important?

Special education research has shown that students with disabilities who left school with more self-determination skills, were more than twice as likely as their peers to be employed one year after graduation.

And they earned significantly more. Three years after graduation, they were more likely to have jobs with benefits like health coverage and vacation.

And were more likely to be living somewhere other than the family home.


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