DATE & TIME TYPE LOCATION EVENT DESCRIPTION

December 13, 2018

1:30 PM

Webinar

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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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June 20, 2019

3:00 PM ET

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Everyone Can Work! Paid Work Experiences for Students with Disabilities

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Work can be an invaluable experience in a high school student’s life; it not only means being able to earn money, but it also promotes a sense of accomplishment while simultaneously fostering autonomy and developing several skills that will be useful after graduation. In this session national and state presenters will provide outcome data and share information and resources related to effective programs, projects, and activities that engaged students in paid work experiences.

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October 06, 2016

3:00 pm EST

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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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March 14, 2019

3:00 PM ET

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Webinar

NTACT Tool Release Alert: Transition Gradebook is Released

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In this webinar, Dr. Matthew Klare will introduce the Transition Gradebook, a school-level tool for recording individual students’ transition-related activities, including the required pre-employment transition services (Pre-ETS), and various risk and protective factors associated with dropout, graduation and positive postschool outcomes. 

The Transition Gradebook is a locally served database application that records transition-related activities from five major areas from NTACT’s Predictors of Postschool Success—specifically, Career Awareness, Work Experience, Inclusion, Student Supports, and Collaboration. It also tracks whether a student has received instruction in self-determination, social skills, life skills, and/or transportation skills. Finally, the tool records some of the risk and protective factors associated with school completion: specifically in the areas of attendance, behavior and course performance, as well as other factors that impact school engagement and postschool outcomes. 

The Gradebook generates individual student reports that can be used to support student-focused planning in IEP and transition-team meetings, career-counseling sessions and parent conferences. It can generate a report for a single period of time (quarter, trimester, semester, or year) or operate across multiple periods of time to show growth. It also generates various summary reports of risk factors and provision of services that administrators can use in analyzing trends related to graduation and dropout in their schools, planning for program development, and in demonstrating compliance with WIOA requirements for delivery of Pre-ETS services. 

The tool runs in a Linux environment on a school’s web server, or may be hosted at a cloud-based server. Installation is performed from a Cloud-based service called GitHub. For more information, go to https://www.transitionta.org/gradebook

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July 18, 2019

3:00 PM ET

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Overview of Labor Laws and Employment Related Issues

During this webinar, targeted for professionals who are involved with obtaining and providing work experiences for youth and young adults with disabilities, information will be presented on the Fair Labor Standards Act and how these laws apply to youth with disabilities. Participants will learn how federal and state laws affect work experiences for transition age youth aged 14-21.

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October 10, 2019

3:00 PM, EST

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"Ask the Expert": Innovations in Visual Support Interventions

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Sponsored by NTACT, Kathleen Zimmerman, KU, will explain and provide examples of innovations in visual support interventions to promote engagement in school, employment, and community settings for youth with disabilities. Find out how to select and create visual support interventions tailored to the needs of the individuals and settings in which you work. Come prepared with questions about how to implement and flexibly use visual supports in meaningful ways to promote engagement and independence for a variety of youth with disabilities!

LIVE EVENT:  October 10, 2019 REGISTER NOW!
ONLINE CHAT:  October 10, 2019-October 24, 2019 

September 12, 2019

3:00 PM EST

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"Ask the Expert": Transition for Youth with Complex Support Needs

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Sponsored by  NTACT - Michael Stoehr, Linda O’Neal, and Charlie Walters will discuss information regarding effective practice strategies and supports for youth with Complex Support Needs as they transition to successful post-secondary outcomes of education/training, employment, and community engagement.  

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February 21, 2019 to March 07, 2019

Online Live

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"Ask the Experts" - CIRCLES: Interagency Collaboration "LIVE"

Sponsored by NTACT, Nellie Aspel, NC, Jennifer Williams, Fran Ennis, and Crissie Parks, AR will provide information about implementation of CIRCLES (Communicating Interagency Relationships and Collaborative Linkages for Exceptional Students) in their own region/school district. You will learn about the program, how to get started, as well as sustainability.

LIVE EVENT:  February 21, 2019
ONLINE CHAT:  February 21, 2018-March 7, 2019 HAPPENING NOW!

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March 28, 2019

3:00 PM, EST

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"Ask the Experts" - Local Innovation and Collaboration across CTE-Special Education and VR

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Sponsored by NTACT, join a team working in Nevada towards local CTE collaboration. You will hear C.J Fields and Jennifer Kane (state Education Programs Professionals) along with their teammates David Palmer (teacher Dayton HS) and Janice John (NV state Rehabilitation Services) as they discuss what they have implemented locally for improving student achievement and educator effectiveness.

LIVE EVENT:  March 28, 2019
ONLINE CHAT:  March 28, 2019-April 11, 2019 

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April 18, 2019

3:00 PM, EST

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"Ask the Experts" - Unique Transition Issues for Youth with TBI"

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Sponsored by NTACT, Janet Williams, founder and president of Minds Matter, LLC and communityworks inc, will share her experience educating and supporting children with traumatic brain injury and families of those affected by TBI.

LIVE EVENT:  April 18, 2019
ONLINE CHAT:  April 18, 2019-May 2, 2019