Secondary Transition

Pennsylvania Community on Transition 2015-16 Webinar Series

  • November 24th, 2015
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This webinar series, Navigating the Road to Success: Expect, Educate, Employ, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Community on Transition, in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network, will examine current effective practices in Secondary Transition for students with disabilities. The series of seven topics will address and connect several elements of effective transition planning, all of which contribute to students reaching their post-secondary goals.

1) Navigating Financial Considerations for Secondary Transition: SSA and Waivers
November 18, 2015 – Webinar Resources
(Recorded on November 18, 2015)

There are a number of financial issues that need to be understood and considered as a youth transitions from school to adult life. During this session, information regarding the Social Security Administration and related work incentives offered through SSA was presented. This session also addressed issues related to Medical Home and Community Based Services Waivers.

2) Insurance and Financial Education
(Recorded on December 9, 2015, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM)

Additional financial issues that need to be understood and considered as a youth transitions from school to adult life include insurance and benefits,the PA Medicaid HealthChoices program, and the role the Special Needs Units. Information will also be presented regarding financial education strategies for transitioning age youth and young adults.

3) Overview of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
(January 28, 2016, 9:00 AM -11:00 AM)

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) was signed into law in July of 2014. There were significant changes as a result of WIOA that will be discussed during this webinar. Specific emphasis will focus on Title IV of WIOA that re-authorized the Rehabilitation Act, the governing legislation for the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR).

4) Overview of Labor Laws and Employment Related Issues
(March 9, 2016, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM)

During this webinar, targeted for professionals who are involved with obtaining and providing work experiences for youth and young adults with disabilities, information will be presented on the Fair Labor Standards Act, in particular Section 64c08 and the PA Child Labor laws as they apply to youth with disabilities. Participants will learn how the Federal and PA State laws affectwork experiences for youths aged 14 – 21.

5) Making the Connections with Local Transition Coordinating Councils
(March 23, 2016, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM)

There are over fifty Local Transition Coordinating Councils (LTCCs) throughout Pennsylvania that provide trainings, resources, and supports to youth, families, and professionals involved in the secondary transition process. During this session, LTCCs’ projects, products, and activities will be shared. This session will also feature strategies to strengthen your LTCC’s efforts.

6) Integrated Youth Development and Youth Leadership
(April 13, 2016, 9:00 am – 11:00 AM)

Self-determination and self-advocacy are keys to youth and young adults success as they transition from high school to adult life. This session, presented in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Youth Leadership Network (PYLN) and the Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living (LVCIL), will provide information regarding resources and strategies to enhance active,integrated youth engagement and leadership.

7) Assistive Technology for Youth with Complex Needs
(April 27, 2016, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM)

Assistive Technology (AT) is an essential component of success for transition-age students with complex needs. Students who have the opportunity to experience and use a variety of tools in school for such tasks as communication, organization, navigation, and recall are more likely to transition successfully to adult life. This session will provide participants with a fresh perspective on the role of AT in transition as well as provide guiding questions and suggestions for addressing AT during multiple points throughout IEP development.

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Consultants

  • Dennis Clark
    Secondary Transition, Paraprofessionals, Family Engagement
  • Roni Russell
    Secondary Transition, Intensive Interagency, IDEA and Chapter 14
  • Hillary Mangis
    Secondary Transition, Intensive Interagency, School Psychology
  • Michelle Andros
    Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Secondary Transition, Deaf-Blind
  • Ryan Romanoski
    Behavior, Secondary Transition, IDEA and Chapter 14
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