Secondary Transition

Pennsylvania Community on Transition 2016-17 Webinar Series

  • November 1st, 2016
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This webinar series, Unlocking Potential: Promoting Strengths and Inspiring Success , 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) Strategies for Higher Education Success
(Recorded on October 26, 2016) Webinar Resources
This session included strategies for preparing students to successfully attend and complete a post-secondary college or training program. Included in this session is information regarding Pennsylvania specific programs designed to assist youth and young adults with disabilities in this process.

2) Career Pathways
(Recorded on November 22, 2016)
Career Pathways enable youth to choose a pathway that will prepare them for employment in the career cluster that best fits their interests and abilities. Youth can explore a range of career options by focusing attention on broad areas (pathways), rather than specific occupations. This session presents information regarding how Career Pathways are being implemented in Pennsylvania to assist students prepare for a specific career goal area.

3) Models for Secondary Transition Success
(Recorded on December 7, 2016)
Since the late 1980s there have been a number of research-based, effective practice models developed to assist in supporting youth and young adults with disabilities to successfully transition from school to adult life. This session presents an overview of the most effective secondary transition models along with related strategies and resources.

4) “Alignment of Accommodations & Supports”: (January 11, 2017, from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM) * SESSION Cancelled and Will Be Rescheduled *

5) Pre-Employment Transition Services
(Recorded on February 8, 2017)
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) requires vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies to set aside at least 15% of their federal funds to provide “pre-employment transition services” to “students with disabilities who are eligible or potentially eligible for VR services.” During this webinar, offered in collaboration with the National Community of Practice on Secondary Transition, presenters from across the country present examples of effective strategies, activities and resources that are currently being implemented in a variety of states to meet the five required pre-employment transition services areas.

6) Career Preparation and Work-Based Learning
(Recorded on March 16, 2017)
As part of the secondary transition process, youth and young adults learn to apply knowledge and skills in real life, real work, and real world situations. Work-based learning opportunities provide the gateway for post-secondary education and employment success. In this webinar offered in collaboration with the National Community of Practice on Secondary Transition, presenters from across the country will present examples of effective career preparation and work-based learning strategies, activities and resources.

7) Youth Development and Youth Leadership
(Recorded on April 26, 2017)
Self-determination and self-advocacy are keys to success for youth and young adults as they transition from high school to adult life. During this session, presented in collaboration with the National Community of Practice on Secondary Transition, information regarding resources and strategies to enhance inclusive youth engagement and leadership will be shared from a variety of presenters from across the country.

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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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