Any road will get you there if you do not know where you are going. ~Proverbs
After you've thought about your dreams, it is time to get a plan together. In your plan you should develop the steps needed to reach your dreams. Developing your plan will involve pulling together people who can help you achieve your dreams. This may include your parents/guardians, teachers, friends, specialists and members of your community. It is time to start meeting with your team to develop your plans. You can see how close you are to reaching your dreams by following your plan. Having a plan doesn't mean you can't make changes. Your team will help you make the decisions necessary to make your dreams come true.
Person-Centered Planning is a process that recognizes your strengths, interests, fears, and dreams to allow you to take charge of your future. Parents, teachers, family members, and friends in the community can offer informal guidance, support, and love.
The IEP (Individualized Education Program) is a plan to help you work on the skills you need to be successful in school. You and your team are responsible for developing, reviewing, changing and putting into effect the IEP. Each member of the team brings information to the meeting. Writing and putting your IEP into effect requires teamwork.
SEOP (Student Educational Occupational Plan) is a plan to help you decide your school program and plan for after high school.
Turning 18 means you are an adult and are legally responsible for your decisions and actions. When you turn 18, you become a legal adult. This is a time to celebrate and a time you will be held responsible for your actions.
504 Plan refers to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. A 504 plan spells out the modifications and accommodations that you may need to access your education. This might include such things as wheelchair ramps, blood sugar monitoring, an extra set of textbooks, a peanut-free lunch environment, home instruction or a tape recorder for taking notes. Several resources are available to assist you, you parents and school in planning your 504 plan on the Utah State Office of Education website .