Self-Determination and Transition Planning

Read Wehmeyer’s (2002) article Self-Determination and the Education of Students with Disabilities (

What is your understanding of self-determination and the role it can play in the life of a student with a disability? What can you do, as a teacher, to promote self-determination in school? Based on the readings, your experience, and your opinion, how can increased self-determination skills impact transition planning? How does collaboration fit into transition planning for a student?