News and Noteworthy Archived News Items

Ask the Experts Webinar: Are Your Students Going Directly to Work After Graduation?

(posted December 03, 2014)

Watch this recorded webinar provided by Ellen Condon, Transition Projects Director at the University of Montana's Rural Institute on Disabilities. Ellen discusses work experiences for youth with disabilities including identification of and planning for student’s individualized support needs to increase independence at work sites. Creating opportunities for work experience in rural areas is also discussed.

Ask the Experts Webinar on Student Engagement Strategies

(posted November 18, 2014)

On December 11, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. CST, Dr. Reece Peterson, professor at University of Nebraska-Lincoln will present an Ask the Experts webinar entitled Strategies for Building Student Engagement–-Reducing Dropout and Disciplinary Exclusion. Dr. Peterson will provide 40+ strategies schools can use to reduce student dropout and decrease the use of exclusionary discipline consequences. WEBINAR RECORDING COMING SOON!

TAGG: Transition Assessment and Goal Generator

(posted November 10, 2014)

The Transition Assessment and Goal Generator (TAGG) is now available online at  Developed at the University of Oklahoma, TAGG is a transition assessment for students with mild to moderate disabilities who plan to seek employment and/or continue their education after high school.

CPIR Transition to Adulthood

(posted November 05, 2014)

The Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR) is the new home for NICHCY resources. CLICK HERE to view their Transition to Adulthood webpage.

Transition Highlighted in Special Ed Connection

(posted October 29, 2014)

Special Ed Connection (LRP publications) keeps special educators abreast of the latest practices from across the country. Recently, 2 articles have been published focusing on transition and reference some of the work of the Transition Coalition: applying tiered intervention model to transition and using 6 constructions as a blueprint for transition planning. FIND THESE ARTICLES HERE

Integrated Employment in Vermont

(posted October 27, 2014)

In 2002 Vermont closed their last sheltered workshop; the state has chosen instead to focus on creating integrated employment opportunities for people with disabilities. A recent Observer Reporter article discusses the far reaching benefits of integrated employment in Vermont. READ ARTICLE