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Transition Supports and Services for Students with Complex Support Needs


This NTACT CBVI content session provides state interdisciplinary teams information to increase effective resources, practices, and activities that support successful postsecondary outcomes for students with complex support needs.

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Presenters: Linda O’Neal, San Diego State University;  Michael Stoehr, NTACT at University of North Carolina at Charlotte;  Charlie Walters, University of South Carolina

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  • S2S Sharing-June 25- Complex Needs-Cross-agency collaboration


  • S2S Sharing - June 18 - PCP-Assessment Discussion

  • Transition-Age Youth with Complex Support Needs

  • CBVI Notetaking Framework May2020

  • Levels of Collaboration Scale_Frey, et al

  • Assessment and Person Centered Planning Resources for Students with Complex Support Needs

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    Liz Zastrow

    Thank you LInda, Charles and Michael. Great information and resources.

    Sam Gonzalez

    Is there a state list or some list, that can show all the services a student is receiving to prevent duplication of services. How does VR know what Local authority is providing and how do they know what the school is providing. Do any states have something like a database where we can look up what all the student is receiving.

    Charlie Walters
    This is a great question, Sam! Some states have gone the route of working out how to have a common intake processes across the workforce system. Others have worked on data sharing agreements and common identifiers (e.g. student ID numbers) to track services an individual is receiving across systems. Ideally, these two things go hand in hand, but as you can imagine, they are not without a whole lot of effort and buy-in. The Flow of Services we reference in this content session is a much less complicated way of accomplishing something similar, and ideally it is a precursor for more… Read more »
    Cindy Chiu

    Common intakes and data sharing call for great systems alignment and “No Wrong Door” for All. I would appreciate learning more about similar practices and ideas.

    Sue Sawyer

    Great resources, meaningful conversation.

    Janet Timbs

    Does anyone have an example of how they took their resource mapping information and aligned it with the state level flow of services? Janet T.

    Catherine Fowler

    I believe you’ll find more details about the use of the Flow of Services here: https://transitioncoalition.org/blog/webinar/improving-employment-outcomes-coordinating-services-and-engaging-partners/.

    Cindy Chiu

    I would like to share the link to access California CIE: Blueprint for Change at https://www.chhs.ca.gov/home/cie/. This is an interagency agreement among the state VR, Ed, and DD systems to collectively support individuals with ID and their families achieving CIE.

    Janet Timbs

    Thank you, Cindy!

    Janet Timbs

    I am interested in learning how others use transition assessments results to develop the transition plan. Most districts I work with continue to complete transition assessments in a silo. Results do not really drive the transition plan.

    Catherine Fowler

    Hi Janet. Specific to this population, there is a resource here: http://www.ou.edu/content/dam/Education/zarrow/Significant%20transition%20materials/personal-preference-indicator.pdf for assessment. If the link doesn’t work in this format – it’s the Personal Preference Indicators and you can search and download free at the Zarrow Center site.
    This resource provides some steps and examples for a team to consider as they’re working from the assessment results through the IEP development process: https://transitionta.org/system/files/resourcetrees/Assessment_to_Practice_2_2019.pdf. It’s not perfect; but may provide some useful structure. It’s on NTACT’s website under Transition Planning resources – or you can search “Assessment to Practice” once on the site.

    Janet Timbs

    Thank you, Catherine. I will check these out!

    Dana Lattin

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    Allison Kelberlau

    Thank you for the person-centered planning resources and transition assessment reminders. We continue to try and strengthen these two areas by providing professional learning and technical assistance to districts in our region. We are always looking for strategies to provide sustainable professional learning at the regional level…coaching opportunities, guided practice, follow-up discussions, and reflection.

    Rebecca Rocha

    Thank you for the great information. I am wondering if there is a certificate of attendance for this webinar.