Background Information on Self-Determination
NLTS2 Fact Sheet – research findings on self-determination for youth with disabilities.
NCSET Research to Practice Brief– about self-determination and tips for promoting it.
Whose Life Is It Anyway? – different perspectives on self-determination for a transitioning youth.
Opening Doors to Self-Determination – a guide for teachers, students, and families.
Practice Information and Tips
DCDT Fact Sheet – a document about goal-setting for youth with disabilities along with a list of additional resources.
Foundations – a toolkit about fostering self-determination for educators.
Lesson Plan Examples – on various topics that can be used or adapted when working on self-determination.
Fostering Self-Determination – a set of activities and lesson plans to build self-determination skills.
Self-Determination Ideas for Paraprofessionals– a set of specific ways to promote self-determination compiled from a survey of paraprofessionals from across WI along with a lists of resources.
Resources Geared Toward Students
The Speak-Up Guide– a resource book students can use on its own or with additional accompanying materials.
The 3R’s of Self-Determination – a student practice guide about rights, responsibilities, and resources for increasing self-determination.
LeadershipTips for Youth – a list of ideas for youth interested in gaining self-determination skills through leadership training.
Resources Geared Toward Parents
Fostering Self-Determination – a parent to parent guide for providing opportunities for children and youth to build self-determination skills along with a list of additional resources for parents and teams.