The Passport is a guide to assist families and school personnel in ensuring that typical grade-appropriate opportunities are provided for students with ASD.
How does the Passport work?
For each grade level, there are two examples of home and school expectations. These expectations describe activities, opportunities, or skills that are typical of students at a particular grade-level. There is also a blank area to select another alternative. The idea is for teams to select at least one home and one school opportunity to target within that school year to ensure that typical grade-level experiences occur for students with ASD. The family would keep track of the document and bring it to the IEP meeting each year. For more information, see the Passport presentation.
Other Versions of the Passport
Tools to support the Passport
- When using the Passport, please fill out the Passport Reporting Form with information about how it will be used with each student.
- You may also use the Passport Implementation Fidelity Checklist to assist the school team and family to effectively use the Passport.
- When passing out the Passport to school staff, please also include the Passport Information Sheet.
RCN Passport Order Form
Passports can be ordered by using the RCN Passport Order Form. Passports will be delivered to RCN meetings. If delivery to the meetings is not possible, START will ship the Passports. If you are interested in ordering more than 100 of one of the Passports or if you have any questions, please contact the START office before filling out this form.
Additional ideas for targeted skills or opportunities
Home and school expectations are divided into Elementary, Secondary, and Post High School. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list, but rather additional ideas the team may use for selection. For example, in some districts attending an overnight camp in 6th grade is a tradition for all students. As such, this might be an opportunity that is targeted for a 6th grade student with ASD. Additional ideas for home and school expectations for each grade level.
Stamps and stickers for the Passport
START is pleased to share with you the image for the Passport stamp and stickers. The START stamp was ordered from Stamps Done Right. The image can be used by you to create stickers or stamps for the Passport. Download the image below to create stamps or stickers by using your local printer or our printer: