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Resources: Instruction in Self-Advocacy

Pre-ETS Notice

The pre-employment transition services section of the WINTAC website is undergoing review and updates based on the recent publication of the Notice of Interpretation (NOI) on Pre-Employment Transition Services in the Federal Register. We wanted to keep the pre-employment transition services information available, but we caution our users to compare the information on the site with information published in the NOI until we have completed our review and revision of the site based on the recent guidance. If you need assistance please feel free to contact the pre-employment transition services WINTAC team: Melissa Diehl @, Christine Johnson @, Brenda Simmons @, Carol Pankow @

    WINTAC has worked with Employment Resources, Inc. (ERI), the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the University of Wisconsin-Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute (SVRI) to design a series of web-based modules specific to the five required WIOA Pre-Employment Transition Services activities for use with students with disabilities. 
  2. I’m Determined
  3. Transition Alliance - ME! Scale (and related lessons)
  4. ME! Scale
  5. Charting the Life Course
  6. The ARC Self-Determination Scale

    Dr. Michael Wehmeyer and his colleagues at the University of Oklahoma, developed and normed the ARC Self-Determination Scale to: (a) assess the self-determination strengths and weaknesses of adolescents with disabilities, (b) facilitate student involvement in educational planning and instruction to promote self-determination as an educational outcome, (c) develop self-determination goals and objectives, and (d) assess student self-determination skills for research purposes.

    After students complete the assessment, the ARC Scale yields a total self-determination and four sub-domain scores.

    • Autonomy
    • Self-Regulation
    • Psychological Empowerment
    • Self-Realization
    • Total Self-Determination
  7. Self-Advocacy Online
    The NIDILRR-funded Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Community Living and Participation hosts Self-Advocacy Online, a website featuring content of interest to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities involved in the self-advocacy movement. Visitors can view dozens of short video interviews with self-advocates from across the country, explore lessons on different aspects of self-advocacy, and read easy-to-understand presentations about research in self-advocacy. Recent videos added to the Center's YouTube channel cover Employment First, remaining active, and making friends in the community with the help of Direct Support Professionals.

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