Sponsored by NTACT, Nellie Aspel, NC, Jennifer Williams, Fran Ennis, and Crissie Parks, AR will provide information about implementation of CIRCLES (Communicating Interagency Relationships and Collaborative Linkages for Exceptional Students) in their own region/school district. You will learn about the program, how to get started, as well as sustainability.
Ask the Expert
How to participate?
There are 2 parts:
- Watch the live presentation OR the recording (available after the live event)
- Discuss the topic online with the presenter and others for 2 weeks after each event
Sponsored by NTACT and RSA, Kiernan O’Donnell, The Fogarty Center (RI), and Kim Einloth, Senior Director, Perspectives Employment Services (RI), share strategies for engaging youth and families to prepare for employment. Will share best practices to help students and families begin career exploration and planning!
Sponsored by NTACT, Jennifer McDonough, Project Director & Associate Director of Training, and Alissa Molinelli, Project Coordinator, both of VCU Rehabilitation Research and Training Center, will talk about critical strategies and supports for youth with autism seeking and maintaining employment. Case studies will be provided to show real life examples of the strategies and supports at work. Learn and discuss!!
Sponsored by NTACT, Dr. Kara Hume, UNC, Chapel Hill, will be detailing academic strategies to use with students on the Autism spectrum that can be used across different academic content areas. Join us for the live event or recording AND the 2 week discussion as we release more resources to use with your students!
Sponsored by NTACT, join Keith Ozols (Workforce and Youth Manager, VR from Oregon), Heather Lindsey (Acting Director Education Programs and Transitions from Oregon), and Ronica Marable (TA provider with NTACT) as they discuss how Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation and the Oregon Department of Education are coordinating Pre-ETS at a state leadership level. Through braided funding these agencies are developing stronger connections between local VR offices and local school districts. These local partnerships are building capacity and opening the door for the delivery of Pre-ETS at the local level.
LIVE EVENT: August 16, 2018 Recording now available!
ONLINE DISCUSSION: August 16-August 30, 2018!
LIVE EVENT: April 26, 2018 3PM EST Recording Available
ONLINE DISCUSSION: April 25-May 9!
Sponsored by NTACT, this Ask the Expert will be guided by Ryan Kellems (BYU) and Vidya Munandar (KU). Ryan and Vidya will provide examples and help attendees start to think about how they can develop video-based interventions to use with individuals they work with. Learn about video modeling, how to do it, and how you can use it to help your students enhance their employment skills.
LIVE EVENT: April 5, 2018 Recording Available
ONLINE DISCUSSION: April 4-April19!
Sponsored by NTACT, join Paul Wehman (Director, VCU-RRTC) and Carol Schall (Director of Technical Assistant, Autism Center for Excellence) as they provide the key elements in supporting students with ASD and challenging behaviors to experience successful paid integrated employment outcomes. Find out how all stakeholders can collaborate on employment internships for students, staff can be trained to provide quality employment supports, and ASD-specific supports can be provided to youth. Be prepared to ask questions about employment for youth with ASD!!
LIVE EVENT: February 22, 2018 Recording Available
ONLINE DISCUSSION: Lots of discussion with Paul and Carol!
Sponsored by NTACT, Amanda Randall and John McNaught, state coordinators of the Virginia Department of Education’s I’m Determined Project will share resources, strategies and stories on implementing I’m Determined in your school. Learn how to incorporate youth, educator and parent perspectives in the self-determination process in order replicate outreach activities and classroom strategies. All resources are free and available for download at www.imdetermined.org
LIVE EVENT: October 5, 2017 Recording Available
ONLINE DISCUSSION: Q&A with John and Amanda
Sponsored by NTACT, Dr. Reece Peterson, Professor Emeritus at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will share resources and strategies to get student’s engaged. His website, Student Engagement Project, focuses on two main areas: strategies to reduce exclusionary discipline and strategies to reduce school dropout. Get ideas, new resources, advice and strategies for individual student planning and school improvement planning!
LIVE EVENT: September 21, 2017 Recording Available
ONLINE CHAT: September 21-October 5, 2017
Sponsored by NTACT Nancy Molfenter (WI Dept. of Public Instruction) and Jennifer Hilgendorf (WI Transition Improvement Grant) share professional development strategies for implementing transition practices at the middle school level. Learn how middle school teachers can use existing initiatives to provide their students with some important transition competencies.
LIVE EVENT: May 11, 2017 Recording Available
ONLINE CHAT: May 11 – May 26, 2017
Sponsored by NTACT Pat Halle, Senior Fellow with Attendance Works shares strategies to improve school attendance. Learn how effective school teams can identify and remove attendance barriers. Pat also shares information on student-directed meetings, self-advocacy and increasing access to after school programs improve attendance.
LIVE EVENT: March 30, 2017 Recording Available
ONLINE CHAT WITH PAT: March 30 – April 13, 2017
Sponsored by NTACT Cate Weir (Think College), Sloan Huckabee (Transitions RTC) and Allison Lombardi (UConn) share information, strategies and resources to help young adults with disabilities prepare for college. Learn about special preparation for students with learning disabilities, mental health disabilities and those with intellectual disabilities.
Sponsored by NTACT Dr. Mary Morningstar and Sarah Roberts share strategies about what you can do to start your year off right. Learn about the most important domains for transition, and how to prioritize your time and energies! Get ideas, new resources, advice and strategies. For ALL transition stakeholders.
LIVE EVENT: October 6, 2016 Recording Available
ONLINE DISCUSSION: Discuss with Mary & Sarah!
Sponsored by NTACT, Michael Wehmeyer identifies how the Self-Determined Learning Model of Instruction can be implemented in classrooms and throughout a district. Also learn about a new self-determination assessment, the Self-Determination Inventory.
LIVE PRESENTATION: June 16, 2016 Recording Available.
ONLINE DISCUSSION: Questions & answers with Mike Wehmeyer.
Sponsored by NTACT, Matt discusses risk factors associated with students who drop out, identifying those risk factors early, and the NTACT Risk Calculator, a free web-based method of determining student risk.
LIVE PRESENTATION: April 21, 2016 Recording Available.
ONLINE DISCUSSION: Questions & answers with Matt.
Sponsored by NTACT, this online presentation by Dr. Erik Carter focuses on the critical factors of peer assistance for young adults with extensive support needs. He provides strategies and program components that can help you create and enhance peer strategies in your schools!
LIVE PRESENTATION: March 10, 2016 Recording Available.
ONLINE DISCUSSION: Questions and answers with Dr. Erik Carter!
Sponsored by NTACT, Rich Luecking discusses the process of developing partnerships among stakeholders focused on the employment of youth with disabilities. Here’s an additional resource on this topic recommended by Rich, The Way to Work.
LIVE PRESENTATION: November 19, 2015 Recording Available.
ONLINE DISCUSSION: Questions and answers with Rich Luecking!
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