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>> In this video, we will meet Ian Breen. Ian is a 17-year-old student attending the Western Area CTC in the carpentry program, and will be graduating at the end of this school year. He has a learning
disability in reading and writing, as well as a medical diagnosis of asthma. Ian and his family have utilized the Planning for the Future checklist for the past two years. At today's meeting, Ian is
joined by his mother, his general education teacher, his special education teacher, the district transition coordinator, his CTC carpentry instructor, the school nurse, and OVR Early Reach
coordinator. Key points to consider while watching this video are, Ian's future post-secondary education plans, his current programs in the CTE program, Ian's independence and awareness in
controlling his asthma, post-secondary OVR support, and understanding of his current academic accommodations.
>> Yeah. Well thanks everybody for being here today, Ian glad you could make it back, you know, from tech school. So we're here today for kind of your final IEP meeting, how does that feel, pretty
>> Yeah, I'm glad...
>> ...to get out of school finally.
>> Yeah, thinking about moving along from high school into the next steps. We've been talking about this for a couple years in your IEP meetings and you made the decision to go to tech school in
carpentry so we're really excited for you about that. We also have, you know, some of your academic teachers here as well as your mom and the OVR Early Reach coordinator that you've been working
with. So we're going to talk a little bit about that, talk a little bit about what kind of things you need to be thinking about for the future, and maybe just to continue working on until the end of
the year. All right? So if you have any questions, you know, bring them up, so let's talk a little bit about how things are going for you at the Career and Tech Ed Center. How's it going, do you like
>> It went good.
>> I've done like, half of the stuff, so I pretty much know everything already.
>> Yeah, good.
>> So it's pretty easy.
>> Good, very good. So can we hear a little bit about that, how things are going here at Tech Ed?
>> Yeah, Ian has really been, he came along a lot in this last year. He's been working mainly in cabinetry, it really seems to be the main interest, and this year he did take the NOCTI test and did
pass, so I think he should be successful next year. One of the difficulties though that I think we still see this year has more to do with the asthma issues. And especially in my shop, it gets hot in
there, there's a lot of dust and I'm glad you're here, as the school nurse, because I think that that's something that we really need to work on, and when he has issues with the asthma, he has to
stop working, he has to go home, or he has to go to another room and it really does, it disrupts the whole process so, I don't know if you have any suggestions?
>> So sometimes do you forget to carry your inhaler, is that maybe what happens?
>> Yeah, like I need to bring it like all the time, sometimes I like, leave it on my bed or something.
>> Yeah that's a good point.
>> Well Ian's been diagnosed with asthma since he was in grade school. It's been fairly well maintained in an environment that is without difficulties, like the work center he's in now, but he's well.
>> The Planning for the Future checklist is designed to be used in a fluid manner, moving back and forth between age bands. Notice how, in this video, the IEP team discussed how Ian can best control
his asthma in the workplace. While Ian is 17 and graduating this year, this topic falls under the 15 to 16 year old age band, but it's still an important area of discussion for Ian.
>> Okay great. And then I know you've been working with Stephanie as part of your Early Reach program through OVR, so do you want to talk a little bit about what you've been doing?
>> Sure. What I want to say is Ian has been doing a phenomenal job over the past six months. Including the work that he's doing in carpentry, we've been able to make a visual portfolio that he will
eventually be able to present to Mont Co. Community College or Penn College. So, I want him to keep up the great work. What we'll be looking at next is transitioning you to a vocational
rehabilitation counselor. So upon graduation, you'll be completing that application, I'll get all the necessary paperwork from your team, and then we'll transition you to your new counselor.
>> Will OVR help with, like the financial part of, like helping Ian find any scholarships maybe that are available or anything like that?
>> So we do have a couple of resource banks that we can provide to you. In addition, once Ian is determined eligible after graduation, we could possibly assist with some type of funding for secondary
>> Yeah. Now you've applied already to Mont Co. and Penn College of Technology, have you heard anything back from either one of them?
>> Yeah, it should be soon.
>> Not yet, so.
>> It should be soon. Is there anything else that anybody would like to speak about? Any other issues? Ian is there anything else that we can help you with between now and the end of the school year?
>> Feeling pretty confident, you've done a really good job coming along this year so, great work.
>> I don't think so.
>> And we wish you the best.
>> Thank you.
>> Just to go over the highlights of this video. Utilization of the Planning for the Future checklist. Ian and his mother's engagement in the IEP meeting, active engagement of the education and agency
staff, addressing the points in Ian's special education program, including Ian's future post-secondary education plans, his current progress in a CTE program, Ian's independence and awareness of
controlling his asthma, post-secondary OVR support, and understanding of his current academic accommodations. Thank you for viewing this portion of Ian's IEP meeting.