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Long COVID Resources from OCR and OSERS

July 26, 2021 email message from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights (OCR) and Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services (OSERS): Today, as we recognize the thirty-first anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) have issued a new …

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Transition and ARPA Funds

This document offers questions to consider when accessing funds through the CARES Act, CRRSAA, and the ARPA  to ensure services for transition-age students and youth with disabilities are represented in planned activities.

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Criteria for Levels of Evidence

The NTACT Criteria for Levels of Evidence provides context for categorizing the evidence base for secondary transition, vocational rehabilitation, and career technical education practices for secondary students with disabilities.

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Practice Description: WAGES

Using Working at Gaining Employment Skills (W.A.G.E.S.) to Teach Social Skills and Occupational Skills What is the practice? Working at Gaining Employment Skills (W.A.G.E.S.; Johnson et al., 2004) has been defined as “a job-related social skills curriculum consisting of 33 comprehensive lesson plans in four domains: (a) self- regulations, (b) teamwork, (c) communication, and (d) problem solving” (Murray & Doren, …

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Pre-Employment Transition Services Strategic Planning: A Collaborative Approach Webinar – Part 2

Date: September 1, 2021 Register below to watch the recorded training. 1 CRC credit availableAbout this EventPart Two of this training will identify the importance of collaboration with education, data sharing, and analyzing the impact of Pre-ETS programs and services. A highlight of this webinar will be Idaho VR sharing their perspective in implementing a strategic planning approach to evaluating Pre-ETS …

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Article: Predictors of Postschool Success Research Base Update

This article published in Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals in 2020 outlines the authors’ systematic literature review to examine secondary transition research literature to support existing and identify new predictors of postschool success for students and youth with disabilities. Fourteen (14) existing predictors were supported and three (3) new predictors identified. Download the Article: Predictors of Postschool Success …

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Predictor Taxonomy Crosswalk

The Predictor Taxonomy Crosswalk embeds the predictors of post-school success within the Taxonomy for Transition Programming 2.0 framework areas. This crosswalk provides a resource for stakeholders who are using tools, such as the Taxonomy for Transition Programming 2.0 and the Predictor Implementation Self-Assessment (PISA), to identify connections between services, skills, and programs to improve outcomes for students with youth with disabilities. …

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Practice Description: WAGES

Using Working at Gaining Employment Skills (W.A.G.E.S.) to Teach Social Skills and Occupational Skills What is the evidence base? This is a research-based practice for students with disabilities including students with learning disabilities based on one methodologically sound group experimental study with random assignment across 222 students. This is a research-based practice for students with learning disabilities based on (n …

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Practice Description: Take Charge

Using the Take Charge Curriculum to Teach Self-Determination Skills, Educational Planning Knowledge and Engagement, and Persistence in School What is the evidence base? This is an evidence-based practice for students with disabilities based on two methodologically sound group design studies with random assignment studies with 184 total participants with and without disabilities. This is an evidence-based practice for students with …

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Practice Description: Project Search

Using Project SEARCH to Teach Employment Skills What is the evidence base? This is an evidence-based practice for students with disabilities based on two methodologically sound group experimental studies with random assignment across 222 students. Where is the best place to find out how to do this practice? https://projectsearch.us/start-a-project-search/ With whom was it implemented? Students with disabilities (2 studies, n …

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Practice Description: Envision IT

Using EnvisionIT to Teach Information Technology Skills What is the evidence base? This is an evidence-based practice for students with disabilities including students with intellectual disabilities and students with learning disabilities based on two methodologically sound group experimental studies with random assignment across 395 participants. Where is the best place to find out how to do this practice? EnvisionIT is …

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Pre-Employment Transition Services Strategic Planning: A Collaborative Approach Webinar – Part 2

Date: September 1, 2021 Register below to watch the recorded training. 1 CRC credit availableAbout this EventPart Two of this training will identify the importance of collaboration with education, data sharing, and analyzing the impact of Pre-ETS programs and services. A highlight of this webinar will be Idaho VR sharing their perspective in implementing a strategic planning approach to evaluating Pre-ETS …

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Pre-Employment Transition Services Strategic Planning: A Collaborative Approach Webinar – Part 1

Date: September 1, 2021 Register below to watch the recorded training. 1 CRC credit availableAbout this EventPart One of this training will focus on the benefits of Pre-ETS Strategic Planning, including activities that are important for State VR Agencies to consider when developing and evaluating their current service delivery model in the implementation of pre-employment transition services. The Pre-ETS Strategic Planning …

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RehabData Workgroup Pre-Employment Transition Services Data Tool – Webinar

Recorded December 2020The Pre-Employment Transition Services Data Tool is intended to provide national and state level data related to the provision of pre employment transition services to students with disabilities. It can provide a resource for state VR agencies to analyze their pre-employment transition services implementation service delivery and compare it to similar states and or agencies in a variety …

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Strategies for Managing the 15% Reservation of Funds – Webinar

Date: August 11, 2021 Register below to watch the recorded training. No CRC credits availableAbout this EventStates are required to reserve no less than 15 percent of the Federal VR  allotment for the provision of pre-employment transition services to students with disabilities under section 113 of the Rehabilitation Act.  In this training, we will highlight 10 thought-provoking strategies, and offer potential ways …

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Self-Determination Presenter Guide

This presenter guide was developed to provide presentation materials for others to use for professional development focused on teaching self-determination to students with disabilities. This packet of materials includes: a Powerpoint presentation with a script, pre/post tests for students, and a workshop evaluation. The presentation includes information on what self-determination is, why it should be taught to students, how to …

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Transition 101

Dr. Jim Martin provides a 1 hour overview of transition planning organized in 8 major categories. This video was developed as an overview for participants of the 2020 NTACT:C Capacity-Building Institute (CBI). This video is a good introduction to transition planning overall and can be used to provide a basis of understanding primarily, with school, agency or other personnel new …

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Transition Assessment: The BIG Picture Training Module

IDEA (2004) requires identification of post-secondary goals that are “based upon age-appropriate transition assessments related to training, education, employment, and, where appropriate, independent living skills.” Therefore, it is vital that special educators use effective transition assessments and assessment processes. Practitioners continue to struggle with critical issues of transition assessment including: Defining it Implementing assessment plans Interpreting and applying data All …

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