CATEGORY DATE & TIME EVENT DESCRIPTION

February 09, 2017

3:00 pm EST

Competitive Integrated Employment: NTACT Infomercial on New Toolkit

NTACT has partnered with practitioners in the field and the WINTAC to develop the Competitive Integrated Employment toolkit. This will be a "one stop shop" for planning and implementing employment preparation activities for secondary students with disabilities. The toolkit is intended for practitioners in education, vocational rehabilitation, other services, employers, families, and youth. It provides a guide to planning and implementation with links to numerous practical resources. We look forward to walking through it with you. Register here.

January 12, 2017

3:00 pm EST

Manage "Partnering in Student Success: Georgia shares their successes and opportunities in working across divisions at the DOE (CTE & Special Education) and collaboratively with Georgia VR"

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This webinar will provide an example for how Georgia coordinates across Career & Technical Education (CTE), special education, and vocational rehabilitation to improve access to services and improve outcomes for youth with disabilities in their state. Presenters will share data, lessons learned, and suggestions for implementation along with local examples of change!

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December 08, 2016

3:00 pm EST

"IDEA Reauthorization: Seeking Guidance"

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NTACT seeks your guidance for items and or language for IDEA reauthorization, specific to secondary transition. This webinar meeting will be interactive; so please bring your thoughts and guidance to the meeting. 

Webinar Materials:

Link to respond to questions posed during webinar about IDEA reauthorization for secondary transition:

https://oregon.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cLOxAD4JlAvCQjr

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November 10, 2016

3:00 pm EST

NTACT Webinar Series - "Moving Beyond Compliance to Outcomes through Quality Implementation: Tools to Use"

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This webinar will provide examples for how two states have focused on quality implementation of the IEP for transition goal implementation. Two State Directors of Special Education, will share insights for how they have wrestled with examining the quality of transition services in the compliance monitoring process for quality transition-related IEPs in their states. Presenters will share data, lessons learned, and suggestions for implementation. Please see link for captioned webinar.

Presenters:  Barbara Guy, State Director of Special Education, Iowa and David Sienko, State Director of Special Education, Rhode Island

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October 13, 2016

3:00 pm EST

"Creating Working Relationships for Parents, Schools, and VR: Two Grassroots Examples"

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Parent center staff, educators, VR counselors, Program developers, families, and students are invited to learn how to create meaningful working relationships with grassroots partners. Learn from parent centers how they have reached diverse communities and creative working relationships with families, VR, youth, and other professionals to improve the lives of youth with disabilities.

Presenters: 
Debby Loveall-Stewart, Project Director of STELLAR (Supporting Transition to Engaged Lives by Linking Agency Resources, at Missouri Parents Act (MPACT)
Miho Onaka, Project Director at Open Doors for Multicultural Families in Washington

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Education Preparation

October 06, 2016

3:00 pm EST

NTACT "Ask the Expert"

Transition Tips to Start Your Year Off Right!

Sponsored by NTACT Dr. Mary Morningstar and Sarah Roberts share strategies about what you can do to start your year off right. Learn about the most important domains for transition, and how to prioritize your time and energies! Get ideas, new resources, advice and strategies. This event is for ALL transition stakeholders (teacher, coordinator, VR counselor, agency personnel).

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Effective Practices & Predictors

September 08, 2016

3:00 pm EST

Inclusive Transportation and Mobility Options to Support Youth & Young Adults Transition to Success

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Inclusive transportation options for youth with disabilities as they leave high school will be shared. Educators, VR counselors, families, and students will learn to leverage mobility management systems and resources in their community to enhance transportation choice. 

Presented by:  Judy L. Shanley, Ph.D. Asst. VP, Education & Youth Transition, and Co-Director, National Center for Mobility Management, Easterseals Inc., Chicago, IL

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Employment Preparation

June 24, 2016

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

A Snapshot of Youth-Focused Technical Assistance Centers: A Guided Tour of the Intersections and Distinctions Across Five of the Nation’s Disability and Youth-Focused TA Centers

This recording is a guided tour of the intersections and distinctions across five of the nation's disability and youth-focused technical assistance centers.

National Technical Assistance Center on Transition, Promise TA Center, Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center, Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Youth, National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth

Life Skills including Self-Determination

June 16, 2016

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Promoting Self-Determination and More Positive Transition Outcomes: The Self-Determination Learning Model of Instruction

The webinar will provide an overview of self-determination and the research supporting the importance of promoting self-determination.  Information on one evidence-based practice, the Self-Determined Learning Model of Instruction (SDLMI) will be provided.  Implementation of the SDLMI at the classroom, school or district-wide levels will be a focus of this webinar.

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Education Preparation

June 09, 2016

2:00 - 3:00 PM (Eastern)

Growth Mindset and Belonging Research

What Educators can do to Support Students’ Resilience During the Transition to College