• Self-determination is an important skill set that students need when learning how to make choices and decisions based on their own preferences and interests.

    Watch the video below to hear more about the meaning of self-determination, and then click the items on the dropdown list to learn more about the core components of these skills.

Core Components

  • Choice making

  • Decision making

  • Problem solving

  • Goal setting/attainment

  • Self-regulation

  • Self-instruction

  • Self-advocacy

  • Internal locus of control

  • Self-efficacy

  • Efficacy expectations

  • Self-awareness/self-knowledge

Transition Planning By Age

  • Ages 3-5
  • Ages 6-11
  • Ages 12-15
  • Ages 16-21