DATE & TIME TYPE LOCATION EVENT DESCRIPTION

February 15, 2018

3:00 pm EST

Webinar

Webinar

Need Evidence-based Practices for Secondary Transition and Pre-ETS implementation?

This webinar will share how to navigate the myriads of evidence-based and predictors for post-school success resources for dropout prevention/school engagement, Pre-ETS implementation, and online professional development available through the NTACT website and the Transition Coalition. Resources will be shared relevant to Special Educators, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors, along with state level SEA and VR contacts. 

Presenters: Catherine Fowler & Mary Morningstar

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January 24, 2018

Webinar

Webinar

National COP Collaborative Family Engagement Strategies

Collaborative Family Engagement Strategies are key for parents and other family members to engage in planning and supporting youth and young adults as they transition from high school to adult life. During this session, presented in collaboration with the National Community of Practice on Secondary Transition, information regarding resources and strategies to enhance Collaborative Family Engagement will be shared from a variety of presenters from across the country.

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January 11, 2018

3:00 pm EST

Webinar

Webinar

Engaging Families and Elevating Expectations: A Focus on Employment

Families of youth with significant disabilities may have difficulty thinking about the transition to adulthood and envisioning a future that includes competitive employment. This webinar will highlight strategies for engaging families of youth, including those with significant disabilities around planning for employment. Innovative parent training efforts will be discussed as will the need to engage around specific outcomes and ideas for working with families who are apprehensive about exploring employment options for their youth.

Presenters:

Judith Gross, Indiana University Center on Community Living and Careers and Sean Roy, TransCen and the RRTC on VR Practices and Youth.

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December 14, 2017

3:00 pm EST

Webinar

Webinar

Lessons Learned from Three Re-entry Programs for Young Offenders with Disabilities

Re-entry into the school and community is difficult for young offenders with disabilities leaving incarceration. This webinar will highlight 3 OSEP-funded model demonstration projects targeting this population: Project MAP (Making a Map—Finding my way Back) Univ. of MN; Project RISE (Reentry Intervention and Support for Engagement) Ariz. State Univ.; Project STAY OUT (Strategies Teaching Adolescent Young Offenders to Use Transition Skills) Univ. of Oregon. Lessons learned and outcomes from 4 years of implementation will be shared. 

Presenters:

David Emenheiser, Office of Special Education Programs, Project Officer; Sarup Mathur, Arizona State University; Heather Griller Clark, Arizona State University; David Johnson, University of Minnesota; Xueqin Qian, University of Minnesota; Deanne Unruh, University of Oregon

"A Better Path, A Better Future Evaluation Report - click here

NDTAC "Transition Toolkit 3.0: Meeting the Educational Needs of Youth Exposed to the Juvenile Justice System" - click here

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December 06, 2017

Webinar

National COP Collaborative Interagency Transition Strategies

Collaborative Interagency Transition Strategies are key for interagency teams to engage in planning and supporting youth and young adults as they transition from high school to adult life. During this session, presented in collaboration with the National Community of Practice on Secondary Transition, information regarding resources and strategies to enhance Collaborative Interagency Transition Strategies will be shared from a variety of presenters from across the country.

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November 09, 2017

3:00 pm EST

Webinar

Webinar

Innovative PreETS Implementation in Schools: State Examples

Three states (AK, AR and MO) will share three different strategies for providing PreETS activities at the local level. You will hear from the State Vocational Rehabilitation agency about how they have developed their project and from local educators about how implementation is happening at the local level. Strategies highlighted will include a partnership with a university to coordinate and provide PreETS statewide; addressing unmet PreETS activities through school district delivery, and working directly with teachers to deliver PreETS.

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October 19, 2017

3:00 pm EST

Webinar

Webinar

NTACT Evidence-Based Practices, Tools, and Resources to Support Academic Engagement for Secondary Students with Disabilities

This webinar will provide information about secondary academic evidence-based practices (EBPs) identified by NTACT staff, including tools and resources to support academic engagement. Participants will gain (a) knowledge of secondary academic EBPs, (b) specific strategies for implementation, and (c) tools and resources to support implementation and evaluation of secondary academic EBPs.

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October 11, 2017

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

In-Person Training

Milwaukee, WI/ Hyatt Regency Milwaukee

2017 Mid-Year Cadre Meeting

This meeting is sponsored by NTACT. The Mid-Year Check and Connect Cadre Meeting is for interdisciplinary State teams, focused on improving outcomes for secondary youth with disabilities. The meeting is a follow-up to the Capacity Building Institute hosted in May, 2017.

The Cadre Meeting will be held at the Hyatt Regency, Milwaukee. See https://milwaukee.regency.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html for more details. (Reserve under room block for "DCDT" code $159/night rate). Book by September 26th to ensure a room at the conference rate!

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October 05, 2017

3:00 pm EST

Webinar

Webinar

Ask the Expert: "I'm Determined"

Webinar sponsored by NTACT, Amanda Randall and John McNaught, state coordinators of the Virginia Department of Education’s I’m Determined Project will share resources, strategies and stories on implementing I’m Determined in your school. Learn how to incorporate youth, educator and parent perspectives in the self-determination process in order replicate outreach activities and classroom strategies. All resources are free and available for download at www.imdetermined.org

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September 21, 2017

3:00 pm EST

Webinar

Webinar

Ask the Experts: Student Engagement Strategies

Dr. Reece Peterson, Professor Emeritus at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will share resources and strategies to get student's engaged. His website, Student Engagement Project, focuses on two main areas: strategies to reduce exclusionary discipline and strategies to reduce school dropout. Get ideas, new resources, advice and strategies for individual student planning and school improvement planning!

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