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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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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

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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March 14, 2019

3:00 PM ET

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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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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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February 14, 2019

3:00 PM, EST

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Using Post-School Outcome (PSO) and Career & Technical Education (CTE) Data to Address Student Outcomes

Presenters will share their successes in working across state agencies to improve outcomes for youth with disabilities accessing CTE in Oregon. The team will share examples from the field, process, data, lessons learned, and suggestions for implementation.

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January 17, 2019

3:00 PM, EST

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Cultivate the Connection, The Alignment Between Accommodations & Employability: Arizona Highlights CTE and ESS connections for Improved Post-Secondary Outcomes

The newly signed law, Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, Perkins V, calls for an increased effort to close the performance gap with special populations. Using ideas that were once done in a silo, Arizona is now reaching out to its stakeholders and coming up with innovate ways to include all Arizona students in CTE by increasing awareness of how accommodations in IEP’s today affect employability for tomorrow.
 
Arizona will highlight the Statewide CTE Strategic Planning process which has included stakeholder and special education input. The statewide Technical Skills Assessment, it’s data and new universal accommodation guidance written in collaboration with Special Education input. The formation of high-skill and in-demand occupational programs which gives more options for all students to concentrate in a specific CTE area. Lastly, collaborative efforts between CTE and ESS included State Conference presentations and PD options for CTE and Special Education directors and their teachers to learn about each other, and how we each participate in the transition planning process to increase engagement in post-school outcomes.

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December 13, 2018

1:30 PM

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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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December 06, 2018

3:00 PM, EST

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Social Capital for Young Job Seekers

 

Sponsored by NTACT and RSA, Kiernan O’Donnell, The Fogarty Center (RI), and Kim Einloth, Senior Director, Perspectives Employment Services (RI), share strategies for engaging youth and families to prepare for employment. Will share best practices to help students and families begin career exploration and planning!

 

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LIVE EVENT:  December 6, 2018 Recording available
ONLINE CHAT:  December 6, 2018-December 20, 2018

 

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November 29, 2018

3:00 PM, EST

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Employment Strategies & Supports for Youth with ASD

Sponsored by NTACT, Jennifer McDonough, Project Director & Associate Director of Training, and Alissa Brooke, Project Coordinator, both of VCU Rehabilitation Research and Training Center, will talk about critical strategies and supports for youth with autism seeking and maintaining employment. Case studies will be provided to show real life examples of the strategies and supports at work. Learn and discuss!!

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LIVE EVENT:  November 29, 2018 Recording available
ONLINE CHAT:  November 29, 2018-December 13, 2018 

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