DATE & TIME TYPE LOCATION EVENT DESCRIPTION

November 23, 2020

12:30 PM EST

Webinar

Webinar

Toward a Conception of Culturally Responsive Practices in Transition Planning (CRPTP)

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There is a growing acknowledgement that culturally responsive practices play a significant role in improving post-school outcomes for youth with disabilities. Scholars have broken ground in this area by investigating, defining, and describing the intersection of culture and transition. Yet despite this progress, a comprehensive framework that not only locates the problem but identifies potential solutions for dismantling inequities in transition programming is still lacking.
 

Join NTACT as Dr. Bettie Ray Butler, NTACT and Assistant Professor at UNC Charlotte, and Dr. Edwin Achola, Assistant Professor California State University Long Beach:
1) Discuss the importance and necessity of planning transition from a cultural lens with a focus on equity; 2) Explain how asset-based frameworks improve post-school outcomes for all students; especially culturally, linguistically, and economically diverse (CLED) students; and 3) Highlight key principles and best practices (grounded in culturally responsive approaches) for effectively addressing and mitigating disparities in transition planning for CLED students with disabilities.

November 10, 2020

12:00

Webinar

Zoom webinar

Project SEARCH: Exciting Updates, Resources and Considerations

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Recently, Project SEARCH has been identified as an evidence-based practice to improve future expectations and vocational decision making for students with disabilities (Rowe et al., 2020). NTACT would like to invite you to a webinar with Project SEARCH Directors Erin Riehle and Susie Rutkowski, who will provide a brief overview of Project SEARCH, including program strategies and methods for funding, staffing, and training provided for cross-systems stakeholders including special education, Career Technical Education, Vocational Rehabilitation, Intellectual and Developmental Disability Agencies, businesses, and other participants. They will also share data and lessons learned from the past 24 years and highlight the innovative tools and resources that continue to be developed by the Project SEARCH team to support the competitive integrated employment of students with disabilities.    
A certificate of participation in this webinar indicating hours will be emailed to registered participants; however, CRCs cannot be provided today. 

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November 01, 2020 to December 31, 2020

pre-recorded - available

Webinar

Five Part Webinar Series on Pre-Employment Transition Services

You are invited to the 5 part Webinar series on Pre-Employment Transition Services hosted by The Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center (WINTAC), and The National Transition Technical Assistance Center (NTACT):
This series of pre-recorded webinars highlights the five required pre-employment transition services. Each of the five webinars include curricula/activities, state spotlights, examples of expected outcomes and ways to identify student progress, tips for successful service delivery, and additional supports and resources that may be used to provide these services for students with disabilities. The webinars are hosted by The Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center (WINTAC), and The National Transition Technical Assistance Center (NTACT).
Closed Captioning will stream during each of the pre-recorded webinars. A copy of the transcript is also available upon request. Presentation materials are available for download once registered. Please be sure to complete the evaluation located in the Web links pod in the Adobe room. CRC credits (1.5) will be awarded upon completion and submission of your evaluation.
To register and view this recorded webinar, please visit the following link(s) to each webinar:

May 24, 2020 to June 25, 2020

Webinar

Webinar

Capacity Building VIRTUAL Institute (CBVI)

Update on NTACT's Capacity Building VIRTUAL Institute
 
NTACT hosted the Capacity Building VIRTUAL Institute (CBVI) with recorded content sessions the week of May 25, 2020. The recorded content will be available to all. The other components of the CBVI will require team registration. Registering as a team accesses participation in individually scheduled facilitated team planning times and state-to-state/ content resource sharing regarding specific content during subsequent weeks through June 25. The planning and discussions of states were summarized and celebrated (virtually) on August 18, 2020 at 2:00 PM.
 
PowerPoint from states is below. 
 
Recorded content and discussions are hereIndividuals do not need to register to access this content.

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April 21, 2020

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Eastern)

Webinar

Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok and Beyond – Using Social Media for Peer to Peer Engagement

NTACT, WINTAC, and Y-TAC hosted this webinar on Tuesday, April 21

Presenters: Erin Weierbach – Parent Education & Advocacy Leadership (PEAL) Center; Ali Hrasok - Lehigh Carbon Community College; Samantha Cook, Alphonso Murphy, David Quilleon – Best Buddies International 

Participants learned to:
• increase knowledge of effective social media strategies that actively engage teenagers and young adults
• develop an understanding of resources and supports that are available through national and state related peer to peer engagement organizations
• discuss effective virtual and distance learning cross-system resources for teenagers and young adults that promote self-determination/self-advocacy and support successful postsecondary outcomes

Online discussion will be hosted through the Transition Coalition.  Updated materials, including the recorded, captioned webinar are posted below. View in Full Screen, for best view.

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April 14, 2020

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (Eastern)

Webinar

Zoom

Strategies and Resources for Students with Complex Support Needs in Distance Learning Environments

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Providing educational and employment preparation learning experiences in virtual and distance learning environments may be challenging for students with the most complex support needs. This session will provide examples of effective programming strategies and practices to help support students and youth with the most significant disabilities in their transition journey. 

Presenters: Makenzie Allison – Able South Carolina; Linda O’Neal – San Diego State University; Leslie Corey – The Watson Institute; Ali DeYoung – Youth Employment Solutions Center; Samhita Ilango - Got Transition™/The National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health

Co-Sponsored by: NTACT, WINTAC, and Y-TAC

Participants will be able to:
• increase knowledge of effective virtual and distance learning cross-system resources and activities for students with complex support needs to achieve successful postsecondary outcomes
• develop and implement a plan/schedule for a student with complex support needs to engage in a meaningful day that incorporates measurable annual goal(s) and/or postsecondary goal(s)
• discuss potential state and national resources to support families and transition age students with complex needs

The webinar will also be hosted live on the transitionta Facebook page. An online discussion following the webinar will be hosted by the Transition Coalition.  CRC credits will be provided through WINTAC  through the post-event evaluation process. All participants will receive a "Certificate of Attendance" from NTACT 24 hours after each webinar. Several of the resources below have copyrights and are only shared for this webinar for training purposes. 

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April 07, 2020

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Eastern)

Webinar

Zoom

Employment Preparation and Work Based Learning Experiences in a Virtual World

Presenters: Brenda Simmons, WINTAC; Michael Stoehr, NTACT

Participants were provided information to enable them to:
- discuss collaboration strategies to develop and/or maintain engagement between families, education, vocational rehabilitation and other agency partners in the delivery of work-based learning opportunities for students with disabilities
- identify resources, supports and tools related to the implementation of one of the five required pre-employment transition services, work-based learning experiences, that can be utilized in virtual and distance learning environments
- describe strategies to engage students in work based learning experiences that take into account social distancing and community engagement concerns

Presentation materials are below and the recording will be here and The webinar will also be hosted live on the transitionta Facebook page, as capacity in Zoom is limited to 5000 participants. An online discussion, following the webinar will be hosted by the Transition Coalition. Resources from the webinar will continue to be updated here and at NTACT's COVID-19 resource page

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March 24, 2020

11:00 AM

Webinar

Zoom

Providing Transition-Focused Activities Online and At Home

NTACT staff and others shared tips and resources on this webinar on March 24 @ 11 AM (Eastern).  Resources are posted below.  We will add to these resources from information shared during the webinar today, a well as post the captioned recording. You may also participate in an online discussion and share resources. (Thanks, Transition Coalition!) If you attended the webinar, you will receive an Certificate of Attendance by emal.

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March 18, 2020

3:00 PM

Webinar

Zoom

Transition 101: Overview for Personnel New to the Field of Secondary Transition for Students with Disabilities

This webinar is being offered, primarily to help prepare team members who are new to secondary transition for the Capacity Building Institute (May 5 - 7, 2020). All are welcome. Dr. Jim Martin, retired from the University of Oklahoma - a widely recognized researcher and teacher educator in secondary transition for students with disabilities - will lead this webinar for NTACT. 

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February 21, 2020

11:00 am to 12:00 pm PT

Webinar

Webinar

Community of Practice for Indicator 14

NTACT hosted a meeting of the Community of Practice for Indicator 14 on Friday, February 21 from 11:00 to 12:00 PT. The purpose of the CoP is to provide states an opportunity to share with each other strategies for collecting, reporting, and using post-school outcome data."

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