The I’m Determined project is a state directed project funded by the Virginia Department of Education. It focuses on providing direct instruction, models, and opportunities to practice skills associated with self-determined behavior. This project facilitates youth, especially those with disabilities to undertake a measure of control in their lives, helping to set and steer the course rather than remaining the silent passenger.
We use the I'm Determined project here at McSwain with our older students. This project allows them to provide their thoughts, opinions, and ideas towards the development of their IEP. It allows them to take ownership of the IEP and better understand their learning difference.