Webinar Series: Facilitating a Seamless Transition to Adulthood: Practical Information You Can Use Right Now! – Part 1: Understanding the Seamless Transition Model: A Focus on Collaboration and Outcomes (Part 1 of 3)
Webinar Live Date: September 29, 2022 (Session 1 of 3)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, Eastern time
Host: TransCen, Inc.
Cost: $35.00 for each session of the webinar.
Special pricing is available for groups of 10 or more. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to register your group.
Registrants outside the United States, contact email@example.com.
Contact TransCen, Inc. by phone: (301) 424-2002
Webpage to Register and More Information: https://transcen.yeslms.com/courses/description/1f10bfa4-6443-4e6f-405e-08da6f1da9e0
Webinar Session Dates and Times (All in Eastern time):
Part 1 Date: September 29, 2022, 1:00 pm to 2:30pm
Part 2 Date: October 17, 2022, 1:00 pm to 2:30pm
Part 3 Date: November 10, 2022, 1:00 pm to 2:30pm
There is a job for everyone who wants one, regardless of disability, need for support, or economic vitality of their community. The culmination of public education for all youth with disabilities should be productive and meaningful careers – not just for some youth, or most youth, but all youth. This 3-part webinar series will highlight key strategies to establish interagency teams, clarify roles and responsibilities, improve engagement of families and employers, and facilitate individualized work experiences in the community. Special educators and administrators, Vocational Rehabilitation counselors, employment specialists, advocates and families are encouraged to attend to learn how to apply the tenants of seamless transition and promote successful futures for people with disabilities. Participants will receive access a set of tools essential to effective implementation of meaningful work experiences.
Seamless transition occurs when the first day after school exit looks the same for youth with disabilities as their last day of school. That is, they exit school directly to integrated employment and/or postsecondary education, with supports in place. Thus, the movement from school to employment, postsecondary education, and adult life is “seamless” because there is no interruption of service and support after leaving high school. Accomplishing this requires creating a diverse interagency team that understands their role in the process and who have high expectations for student futures. This session will address:
- Understanding key issues related to providing effective transition services to students with significant disabilities, including the restrictions placed on schools when supporting youth in the workplace
- How to ensure effective efficient interagency collaboration throughout the transition process, including building an interagency team
- Relationship between service providers and the discovery process
- Clarifying roles and responsibilities of cross-agency partners
- Assessing current practices against the key elements of high-performing work-based learning programs
- How to create a continuum of career readiness options by grade level to promote a natural progression to competitive employment
Ann Deschamps, Ed.D., Vice President at TransCen and Director of the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center.
Sean Roy, Chief Innovation and Training Officer at TransCen.
Continuing Education Recognition:
While this training is not pre-approved for Certified Employment Support Professional or Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification continuing education credit hours, you may download a Certificate of Completion for CEU self-submission by passing the quiz available under the course outline.
- TransCen provides captioning for all our webinars.
- All webinars are recorded and available for later listening.
- Certificates of Completion are available for all sessions.
- Special pricing is available for groups of 10 or more. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to register your group.
- Registrants outside the United States, contact email@example.com.
This session will be broadcasted via a Zoom platform. A telephone option for audio is also available.