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.

Watch the State2State Sharing: Assessment

Watch the State2State Sharing: Cross-Agency Collaboration

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

  • SATC MD FoS

  • 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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    Janet Timbs
    Janet Timbs
    1 year ago

    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
    Catherine Fowler
    1 year ago
    Reply to  Janet Timbs

    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/.

    Janet Timbs
    Janet Timbs
    1 year ago
    Reply to  Michael Stoehr

    I have worked with local teams on their development of their flow of services, but I have not seen a flow of services at the state level. Michigan just completed a resource mapping survey (still waiting for the results) so I was curious to see how other states have aligned the results to the flow of services. I will be sure to join the June 25th session. Thank you!

    Charlie Walters
    Charlie Walters
    1 year ago
    Reply to  Janet Timbs

    Really great comments here, Janet! We’ve done some work on a flow of services at the state-level here in SC, and in my experience, it works really well! We’ve had a lot of conversations about how important an interagency training on this sort of content would be (i.e. how few people intimately understand service delivery across the whole of the system).  Happy to talk more about it on the 25th. I will say, however, that it is a really great starting place for states. A flow of services without some sort of commensurate data sharing or really honest SWOT analysis to identify gaps in those services can feel a bit like brochure for how good we’re doing. It must be followed up with in a meaningful way for it to be of any lasting value. 

    Janet Timbs
    Janet Timbs
    1 year ago

    I agree with everything you said! I am looking forward to the session on the 25th for further discussion. Thank you!

    Cindy Chiu
    Cindy Chiu
    1 year ago
    Reply to  Janet Timbs

    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
    Janet Timbs
    1 year ago
    Reply to  Cindy Chiu

    Thank you, Cindy!

    Janet Timbs
    Janet Timbs
    1 year ago

    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
    Catherine Fowler
    1 year ago
    Reply to  Janet Timbs

    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
    Janet Timbs
    1 year ago

    Thank you, Catherine. I will check these out!

    Janet Timbs
    Janet Timbs
    1 year ago
    Reply to  Michael Stoehr

    Thanks, Michael. I will plan on attending this session also!

    Liz Zastrow
    Liz Zastrow
    1 year ago

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

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    1 year ago

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    Sam Gonzalez
    Sam Gonzalez
    1 year ago

    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
    Charlie Walters
    1 year ago
    Reply to  Sam Gonzalez

    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 complicated efforts – it attempts to answer who is doing what, when, for whom, and to what end? While it’s not individualized information, it can at least lay the groundwork for identifying strengths and gaps in service delivery in a state or local area. We’ll be talking more about this, I would imagine, on 6/25.

    Cindy Chiu
    Cindy Chiu
    1 year ago

    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
    Sue Sawyer
    1 year ago

    Great resources, meaningful conversation.

    Allison Kelberlau
    Allison Kelberlau
    1 year ago

    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
    Rebecca Rocha
    1 year ago

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

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