Whose Future Is It?

A research-based curriculum for adolescents to learn self-determination and self-awareness, and transition into adulthood

Product Features:

  • Facilitates active student participation in creating their IEP
  • Software offers text-to-speech option for the Student Reader
  • Workbook designed with a number of pictures for self-directed work and minimal teacher support
  • Includes activities to practice and discuss decision making, problem solving, negotiation, compromise and leadership, goal setting, and communication in small groups
Product Name Item No. Price Qty
Whose Future Is It? Introductory Kit WFI-10W $295.00
Whose Future Is It? Classroom Kit WFI-20W $595.00
Whose Future Is It? Software WFI-07W $99.00
Whose Future Is It? Software - 5 Pack WFI-57W $369.00
Whose Future Is It? Software - 20 Pack WFI-207W $990.00
  • grade_6-12
  • Data Capture
    Data Capture

    This product includes ongoing assessments and progress monitoring tools to capture data and document student achievement.



It covers decision making skills, problem solving, negotiation, compromise and leadership, all of which enable students to take a meaningful role in planning for their future. As mandated in IDEA, when transition issues are discussed in the IEP meeting, students must be invited. Whose Future shows students how to contribute to their IEP meetings. It culminates with students writing goals and taking an increasingly active part in their IEP meetings.

Whose Future Is It? conforms to Universal Design features that help students who are not strong readers to self-direct as they work through it. A recent study proves that all students who use this program gain transition knowledge and skills, but those who used technology such as Whose Future Is It? Software show even greater progress.

This product includes a Student Reader, Workbook, Instructor’s Guide, and Software:

  1. The Student Reader focuses on how the IEP process has vital future applications for students with disabilities. It encourages them to explore self-awareness and master skills like problem solving, decision making, goal setting, and small group communication. The Reader is written at a fourth grade level and is heavily illustrated.
  2. The Software adds speech and text highlighting to the Student Reader. Text is read by professional narrators and students can click on any word to hear it spoken. A multiple choice comprehension assessment follows each chapter. All student data are stored. The Software can be displayed on a Smart Board for classroom presentations.
  3. The Workbook features a ton of activities that match Student Reader content. It includes vocabulary instruction, chapter review, planning worksheets, a glossary, and multiple choice questions.
  4. The Instructor’s Guide combines materials in the Reader and Workbook into a single lesson plan. It includes a CD with PDFs of the Student Reader and Workbook and a customizable Word document of the student worksheets.

15 chapters divided into three sections:

  • Section One: Getting to Know Your IEP
    Topics include transition services, who attends your IEP meetings, abilities and interests, disability stereotypes, and IEP outcomes.
  • Section Two: Decisions and Goals
    Topics include options and goals for current school environment, post-secondary education, independent living, employment, and recreation and leisure.
  • Section Three: Your IEP Meeting
    Topics include self-advocacy, assertiveness, IEP preparation, and how to run your IEP meeting.


Whose Future Is It? Introductory Kit includes one of each of the Student ReaderWorkbook, Software (Win/Mac CD), and Instructor’s Guide with PDFs of the Reader and Workbook on Win/Mac CD with classroom license for printouts.


Whose Future Is It? Classroom Kit includes four Student Readers, eight Workbooks, Software (Win/Mac CD), and one Instructor’s Guide with PDFs of the Reader and Workbook on Win/Mac CD with classroom license for printouts.



Student Reader, spiralbound, 214 pages; Workbook, spiralbound, 186 pages; Instructor's Guide, spiralbound, 2011.

Software is compatible with Windows XP or higher, Mac OS 10.6 or higher; accessible with mouse, touch screen, and 1 or 2 switches.

Save money on multiple copies of Software with the 5-Pack or 20-Pack option. Disk-based software includes a Three Computer License. Available in 1, 5, and 20 packs. For example, a 5 pack can be loaded on 15 computers.


Supporting Research Articles:

Wehmeyer, M.L., Palmer, S.B., Lee, Y., Williams-Diehm, K., & Shogren, K.A. (2011). A randomized-trial evaluation of the effect of Whose Future is it Anyway? on self-determination. Career Development for Exceptional Individuals, 34(1), 45-56.


Related Research Articles:

  • Appendix B: Whose Future Is It? and Self-Determination Research
  • Additional Info

    Additional Info

    Subject IEP Resources, Transition
    Age Group Secondary
    Author Michael Wehmeyer; Susan Palmer
    ISBN 1-57861-776-6,1-57861-775-8,1-57861-774-X,1-57861-777-4
    Format Blended

    Samples and Support