Week 1 – October 3rd, 2023 Theme: Side-by-Side View of Transition Services

NTACT (National Technical Assistance Center on Transition), has developed a document that is helpful in understanding the roles different agencies play in transition from school to life after school. Check out this resource for how VR, IDEA and Pre-ETS are meant to work together to support students in transition. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HdNhWJVpE_6B6vavXckwvw7Nx6M7idTK/view

Week 2 – October 10th, 2023 Theme: VR Transition Services

Do you or the families you work with need a better understanding of the different services provided by Vocational Rehabilitation (VR)? Look no further than this simple explanation from NTACThttps://www.google.com/url?q=https://transitionta.org/topics/vr-transition-services/&sa=D&source=docs&ust=1696262739577572&usg=AOvVaw3ctwPsVKqm0CLlKnOUX6vc

Week 3 – October 17th, 2023 Theme: Top Ten List for Youth Engagement

Are you interacting directly with youth? Hear it directly from youth on ways to engage them including respecting boundaries and allowing social interactions/discussions in this 7-minute video from the NTACT:C youth advisory group. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emswzQbv0sw

Week 4 – October 24th, 2023 Theme: Incorporating DEI into Work with Youth

Need a place to start or continue learning how diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) impacts transition? NTACT understands that incorporating DEI into your work with youth is important. To sustain cultural responsiveness, we must continually evaluate our own assumptions, learn how intersections matter and be persistent about DEI. https://transitionta.org/topics/dei/

Week 5 – October 31st, 2023 Theme: Disability Nondiscrimination Law Advisor

This year marks 50 years since the passage of Section 504. Section 504 can apply in school and in the workplace. Use this resource from the Department of Labor to understand and help families understand how Section 504 applies in the workplace. https://webapps.dol.gov/elaws/odep/ra_504full.aspx