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Transition Support & Tools

Transition Planning & Developing the Transition IEP

Supports for Transition Planning

Self Determination

Guardianship, Estate Planning & Supported Decision Making

Supports for Employment

Supports for the College-Bound Student

Community Resources

Department of Mental Health

Department of Vocational Rehabilitation

Recreation Council of Greater St. Louis


Medicaid General Information


What is Self-Determination?

The Core Components of Self-Determination
Choice making
The skill of making a choice between two known options.

Decision making
The skill of choosing among more than two known options.

Problem solving
The skill used when a solution not readily known; decision making and choice making are part of process.

Goal setting & attainment
The skill of determining how you are going to accomplish what you want (setting the goal, plan for implementation and measuring success).

Self-regulation (skills include self-observation, self-evaluation, self- reinforcement)
The process of monitoring one’s own actions.

Skills that assist the student in using their own verbal prompts for solving problems.

Skills necessary to be able to speak up or defend a cause or person.

Internal locus of control
The belief that one has control over outcomes that are important to life.

The conviction that one can successfully execute the behavior required to produce a given outcome.

Efficacy expectations
The belief that if a specific behavior is performed, it will to lead to anticipated outcomes.

Self-awareness and self-knowledge
The skills of knowing one’s own strengths, weaknesses, abilities and limitations and knowing how to use these unique attributes to beneficially influence one's own life.

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