What is MITTIN?
MITTIN – MIchigan Transition To INdependence is a dynamic collection of modules and curricular resources which foster the development of independent living skills in the home and community. Designed to support special education transition-related instruction, these resources are free and available for all parents, schools, educators and learners in Michigan. MITTIN is a partnership of the Michigan Association of Administrators of Special Education (MAASE), Michigan Council for Exceptional Children (MCEC), Great Lakes Reality Labs (GLRL) and Public Policy Associates (PPA).
Benefits of MITTIN
The many benefits of using MITTIN instructional resources include:
- Supporting learners in need of more instructional time;
- Preparing learners that may not have as much access to the community to learn and practice transition skills;
- Creating connections between community experiences and the classroom to increase generalization of transition skills; and
- Scaffolding tasks from guided to independent practice to promote safety in the home and community.
What Can Learners Experience?
MITTIN brings real-life experiences to learners who are working to achieve transition-related goals. The resources provide learners the ability to practice independent living skills with varying levels of complexity. Currently there are 11 modules which support the development of safety and independence in the home and community. These skills may be used individually or as proficiency develops, modules can be sequenced to create more complicated, interconnected tasks.