DATE & TIME TYPE LOCATION EVENT DESCRIPTION

May 07, 2019 to May 09, 2019

In-Person Training

Charlotte, NC

Save the Date - 13th Annual NTACT Capacity Building Institute

NTACT's annual Capacity Building Institute will be in Charlotte - May 7 - 9, 2019. Plans are underway and registration and a draft agenda will be available in the new year. Prepare to participate in the best CBI ever! 

December 13, 2018

1:30 PM

Webinar

Webinar

Culturally Responsive Practices for Youth and Young Adults with and At Risk for Disabilities

Culturally responsive practices is of paramount importance given the marked demographics shifts in the U.S. population. In order to continue to meet the evolving needs of all students and clients- especially culturally and linguistically diverse youth and young adults with and at risk for disabilities; a greater understanding of equity and inclusion in education is warranted. This session is designed to center the importance of culture in the application of pedagogical and behavioral interventions. We intend to demonstrate how culturally responsive practices  can be used to build positive-student teacher and VR counselor relationships; enhance teacher/counselor-parent collaboration and communication, and foster an inclusive and caring learning environment with high expectations with the goal of positively improving educational and employment outcomes.
 
Presenters:
Dr. Bettie Ray Butler & Doctoral Fellow Sonja Gadd both from the
Urban Education Collaborative & NTACT at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte

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November 15, 2018

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM - EST

Webinar

Webinar

Family Engagement Strategies for Educators, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors, Human Service, and Health Agencies Staff

Families and caregivers are crucial partners in assisting youth in transitioning from high school to adult life.  This session will present information from an education, vocational rehabilitation, human services and health lens regarding effective practices and resources to enhance family and caregiver engagement in the transition process.  Presenters will include national experts in family engagement and transition planning.

 

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October 24, 2018

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

In-Person Training

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

NTACT Mid-Year Cadre Meeting for State Teams

NTACT's meeting began with an overview of the national transition landscape. The PowerPoint that guided that portion of the day is posted here. NTACT's next face-to-face meeting the CBI will be May 7 - 9, 2019 in Charlotte, NC.

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October 22, 2018

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EST

Webinar

October 2018 – National Secondary Transition COP Meeting

At this month’s meeting in addition to NCOP updates,  information was presented by the Florida COP team including:

  • Florida’s Project 10 - update/highlights
  • CTE and Special Education collaborations
  • Pre-ETS implementation
  • Cross-agency collaboration(s)

October 18, 2018

3:00 PM, EST

Webinar

Webinar

Resources for Special Educators and VR Counselors in Service Provision for Youth and Young Adults with Traumatic Brain Injury

This webinar will focus on what educators, transition teachers and VR counselors need to know in order to serve youth with TBI. Basic information about TBI, 504s, and IDEA, and its application to providing transition services to youth with TBI.
Session Outcomes: 
Increase knowledge of general TBI information. 
Increased awareness of TBI and students unique needs. 
Increased knowledge of other national laws as they relate to TBI. 
Increased understanding of quality transition planning practices and service delivery for students with TBI.
Knowledge of available resources for working with students with TBI.
 

Presenter: Dr. Melissa McCart
Melissa McCart works at the Center on Brain Injury Research and Training at the University of Oregon and the Director of the Oregon TBI Teams. She has been a special education teacher, school administrator and has taught, 
published, and studied in the delivery of services to students with TBI for 8 years.

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October 04, 2018

3:00 PM ET

Webinar

Webinar

Ask the Expert: Academic Strategies for Youth with ASD

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Sponsored by NTACT, Dr. Kara Hume, Advance Research Scientist at UNC, detailed academic strategies to use with students on the autism spectrum that can be used across different academic content areas - and continued the discussion online for 2 weeks. Access the recording here.

September 20, 2018

3:00 PM, EST

Webinar

Webinar

Secondary Transition 101: What You Need to Know if You Are a First Year Secondary Teacher, VR Counselor, or Want to Assess Your Transition Practices

Session Description:

This back-to-school webinar will focus on what secondary transition teachers and VR counselors need to know in order to serve youth with disabilities in schools under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA). Basic information about IDEA, ADA, and how WIOA applies to providing transition services to youth with disabilities in high school.
Session Outcomes: 
• Increase knowledge of transition requirements in IDEA
• Increased awareness of quality transition planning practices and service delivery
• Increased knowledge of other national laws as they relate to transition 
• Increased awareness of student-centered planning, family engagement, and cultural considerations

Presenter: Dr. Diane Bassett

Diane Bassett is a Professor Emerita at the University of Northern Colorado. She has taught, published, and held grants in the delivery of transition services for over 30 years.

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August 16, 2018

3:00 PM, EST

Webinar

Webinar

Ask the Expert: Pre-ETS Overview and State/Local Implementation in Oregon

Participate in the 2-week online discussion during August 16-August 30. Ask Ronica and Keith questions and discuss effective practices and strategies with them!  Access the recording here.

Presenters:

Ronica Marable, TA Provider at NTACT and Keith Ozols, Workforce and Youth Manager at Vocational Rehabilitation

 

August 09, 2018

3:00 PM, EST

Webinar

Webinar

Manage "Pre-Employment Transition Services in Inclusive Higher Education Settings: The what, where, and how of good collaboration"

The emergence of pre-employment transition services (Pre-ETS) provides an important new avenue for collaboration between VR and institutions of higher education serving students with intellectual disability (ID). Join staff from Think College and the Achieve program at Highline College as we share practical resources, strategies, and examples of how pre-ETS services can be offered via a college program, and how these services can help students with ID explore, and ultimately obtain, competitive integrated employment.

Session Length: 90 minutes

Session participants will:

1. Learn strategies for effectively partnering with DVR to utilize Pre-ETS funding. 

2. Learn effective approaches for establishing and maintaining relationships with employers, including developing and supporting internships based on student interest. 

3. Learn strategies for developing person-centered career exploration plans with students.

Presenters:
Julie Pollard, ACHIEVE Associate Director
John Traugott, Director, Community & Employment Services
Russ Thelin, Senior Policy Fellow, Institute for Community Inclusion
Meg Grigal, Ph.D., Co-director, Think College

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