Secondary Transition

Family Engagement for Secondary Transition

  • January 24th, 2012
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Family members and caregivers have a great deal of knowledge and insight regarding their sons and daughters. They are usually the only one consistent person in the life of a youth or young adult. Family members and caregivers will also still be there after a student graduates from high school and moves on to fulfilling their post-secondary goals. As one parent put it “we are the transition coordinators for life.”
Therefore it is important for family members and caregivers to have a good understanding of and be actively engaged in the secondary transition process. This page contains information that can assist family members and caregivers in helping to navigate matters concerning post-secondary transition for youth with disabilities.

Other Resources to support Youth and Family Members with Post School Outcomes

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Consultants

  • Michael Stoehr
    Secondary Transition, Inclusive Practices, Family Engagement
  • Roni Russell
    Secondary Transition, Intensive Interagency, IDEA and Chapter 14
  • Dennis Clark
    Secondary Transition, Paraprofessionals, Family Engagement
  • Sielke Caparelli
    Behavior, Leadership, Secondary Transition, Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS/RtII), Procedural Safeguards
  • Michael Minor
    Autism, Behavior, Secondary Transition, School Psychology, Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS/RtII)
  • Paula Schmitt
    Leadership, Secondary Transition, Inclusive Practices, Project MAX, Procedural Safeguards
  • Michelle Bilinsky
    Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Secondary Transition, Inclusive Practices, Deaf-Blind, Procedural Safeguards
  • Ryan Romanoski
    Behavior, Secondary Transition, IDEA and Chapter 14
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