Rehabilitation Act Case Study

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When students with learning disabilities enter high school they have challenges adapting, but when they exiting high school they are faced to deal with real life challenges. The Rehabilitation Act Amendment of 1998 incorporates procedures that will help students with a disability to have full access to services available to them after high school. The Rehabilitation act focuses on the student to receive a successful transition to a secondary school employment, vocational training, or services to independent living (Wehman, 2011, p. 123). High schools are held responsible for incorporating a transition plan into a student Individualized Education Plan (IEP). Students and parents are given the opportunity to share concerns for the future and …show more content…
A constant argument Wehman makes through the chapter is for every member of the IEP team knowing their responsibility. At the end of the chapter Wehman (2011), explain how although the majority of VR counselor makes attempts to attend IEP meetings they are sometimes are not able, because of the number of cases they are help responsible (p. 124). Knowing that some members of the IEP can not be an active member, stressed the importance of the other members to become involve. I agree with the arguments Wehman mentions the importance of the role of every individual in the IEP team. Knowing the VR counselor is not always available, demonstrates the role the special education teacher needs to do to incorporate everyone from the team. Working with parents and student will help the special education teachers narrow down the option of students. The IEP team will focus on the resources that will benefit the student. Although the VR counselor may not always be able to attend IEP meeting, the responsibility of the special education teacher is to continue to find resources for the student regardless of challenges that may