Minnesota State Academies for the Deaf and Blind (MSA)
School to Adult Life Transition
Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf
615 Olof Hanson Dr, Faribault, MN, 55021
Coordinated activities are provided to students to teach the knowledge and skills needed for post-school activities. This can include such things as employment, further education, community experiences or living on your own.
The Minnesota State Academy for the Blind (MSAB) transition program is designed to prepare students to make a smooth transition from the world of school to adulthood.
Transition related and special activities and programs include:
* Academic support
* College testing
* Post Secondary Enrollment Option (PSEO) at local college
* Career readiness and work experience
* State Services for the Blind participation in transition planning for students as appropriate
* Academy Plus Transition Program for students age 18 - 21
* Referral to appropriate outside agencies or service providers
* Independence and living skills
* Self-advocacy training
* Community involvement
About This Location
Prepares students for employment, independent living and post-secondary education and training
Transition program consists of:
* Consumer education:
- Rational buying decisions
- Decision making
- Rights and responsibility
- Financial decisions
* Work experience:
- Career inforomation
- Job application and resume writing
- Job shadowing
- Self-advocacy regarding accommodations and requesting an interpreter
- Develop education and career goals
- Communication skills
- Critical thinking
- Deaf or hard-of-hearing
- Minnesota State Academy for the Blind 400 6th Ave SE, Faribault, MN, 55021
Other Services or resources
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HH-8000.8500-800School to Adult Life Transition Services Definition
Programs within the formal education system that prepare students with disabilities age 16 and older (and younger students, where appropriate) to make a successful transition to adult life. Transition services are provided while students are still in school, consist of coordinated activities, include both classroom instruction and related community experiences, where appropriate, and teach students the knowledge and skills they will need for postschool activities such as employment, postsecondary education, vocational training, integrated employment (including supported employment), continuing and adult education, adult services, independent living and community participation.
YB-9000Young Adults Definition
Individuals who are generally between the ages of 18 and 25 depending on the ages that specific programs use for qualification.
YF-3200Hearing Loss Definition
A disruption in the normal hearing process that may occur in the outer, middle, or inner ear, which prevents sound waves from being converted to electrical signals and nerve impulses from being transmitted to the brain to be interpreted. Included are conductive hearing loss that results from abnormalities of the external ear and/or the ossicles of the middle ear; sensorineural hearing loss that results from malfunction of inner ear structures (i.e., cochlea); and central auditory dysfunction that results from damage or dysfunction at the level of the eighth cranial nerve, auditory brain stem, or cerebral cortex. Hearing loss may be present at birth (congenital) or become evident later in life (acquired); and may or may not preclude the normal development of language. The severity of hearing loss is measured in decibles (dB). The threshold or 0 dB mark for each frequency refers to the level at which typical young adults perceive a tone burst 50% of the time. Hearing is considered normal if an individual's thresholds are within 15 dB of normal thresholds. Severity of hearing loss is graded as mild (26-40 dB), moderate (41-55 dB), moderately severe (56-70 dB), severe (71-90 dB) and profound (90 dB).
YF-3200.1700-160Congenital Deafness Definition
A severe to profound hearing loss that is present at birth.
YF-3200.3000Hard of Hearing Definition
A mild to moderate hearing loss that may be congenital or occur in the prelingual period but is not of sufficient severity to preclude the development of some spoken language; or which is acquired later in life after speech has been developed. Functionally, individuals who are termed "hard of hearing" have some hearing, are able to use it for communication purposes, and feel reasonably comfortable doing so.
A condition in which affected individuals are totally blind and cannot see or are legally blind and have central visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better eye with maximal correction, or a peripheral field of vision that is so contracted that its widest diameter subtends an angle no greater than 20 degrees.
YG-8000.8000Students With Disabilities Definition
Students who have physical, sensory, developmental, cognitive, mental or emotional limitations which may affect their educational performance, their mobility or their ability to communicate.