Announcements

TRAINING The ABC’s of Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC) Feb, March, April, May, June 2020

TRAINING The ABC’s of Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC) Feb, March, April, May, June 2020

Everyone is welcome to attend this free training – including statewide, regional, and agency teams supporting individuals with complex communication needs
In-person and webinar sessions available. The material covered is the same at each event
Please review the attached flyer for locations, times and registration information
Accommodations must be requested at least 2 weeks before the event

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Please request accommodations at least two weeks before the event
QUESTIONS? email: TechOWL@temple.edu
tel: 800-204-7428 (voice) 866-268-0579

REGISTER HERE

WEBINARS dates • times

• February 19 1:00- 3:00 p.m.
• March 23 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 .p.m.
• April 29 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
• May 6 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
• May 19 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
• May 20 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
• May 27 10:00 a.m.- Noon
• June 15 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
• June 17 Noon- 2:00 p.m.
• June 19 9:30 - 11:30 a.m

IN-PERSON dates • times • locations

• March 4 HARRISBURG 10:00 a.m.- Noon Temple University Harrisburg 234 Strawberry Square Harrisburg, PA 17101

• March 16 WILLIAMSPORT 10:00 a.m.- Noon Center for Independent Living of North Central PA 24 East Third Street Williamsport, PA 17701

•April 23 ERIE 10:00 a.m.- Noon Community Resources for Independence 3410 West 12th Street Erie, PA 16506

•April 24 PITTSBURGH 10:00 a.m.- Noon Community Living and Support Services 1400 South Braddock Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15218

January TCCAC Agenda

Hello and HAPPY NEW YEAR 2020!

So excited to embark on a new decade with all of you. Tomorrow the TCCAC Planning Committee will be hosting the January meeting from 9:00-12:00. Please view the attached agenda.

We are pleased to have a representative from CHANGE (Children’s Hospital’s Advisory Network for Guidance and Empowerment). For those of you who are not familiar, CHANGE is a youth led, youth driven initiative that advises youth, families and professionals about the transition process, especially as it pertains to navigating the health care system. CHANGE works to develop interdependence and success to youth who currently face or may face barriers when transitioning to the adult realm in health care.

CHANGE helps to support youth to:

  • Claim their voice to grow as advocates
  • Find support as they transition from adolescent healthcare to adult medicine
  • Host educational events for other young people and their support systems
  • Encourage medical providers to embrace and incorporate youth development, advocacy, and empowerment in their practices
  • Positively affect the policies, procedures, and processes at Children’s Hospital to better serve the needs of adolescents and young adults
  • Be empowered to make important and educated decisions in healthcare and other aspects of life

Additionally, we will once an OVR advisory panel will attending as well to offer additional insight from Business Services and additional info regarding the School Profile Process as well as any additional questions or scenarios you would like insight from the panel or suggestions from the council…so please come with questions J!

Sincerely,

Erin J. Grimm, Ed.D.
Training & Consultation Coordinator
Teaching and Learning Division/ TaC

Document: 

2019-2020 Community of Practice Secondary Transition/Inter agency Webinars

The Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education is pleased to announce the following training opportunity:

2019-2020 Community of Practice Secondary Transition/ Interagency Webinar Series: Transition Assessment across Agencies

Transition assessments are crucial for empowering students to learn about themselves so they can take an active role in their career development and post-secondary goal planning process. For students currently receiving special education services or related services, as a part of their transition planning under IDEA, outside agency involvement should be considered every year after the students reach the age of 16, or earlier if determined appropriate by the IEP team. The school must invite a representative of any participating agency that is likely to be responsible for providing or paying for transition services IDEA Sec. 300.321 (b) (3)

This series will address how various agency partners use assessments so that Individualized Education Plan (IEP) team members can consider which agency is best positioned to conduct a specific assessment to avoid duplication of services, and determine how information will be shared between agencies and the process to obtain required parental consent.

October 2, 2019 (2:00 PM – 3:30 PM)
Overview of Assessment for Transition Planning
This webinar is designed to increase awareness of transition assessment requirements to help students with disabilities understand and identify their current needs, preferences, and interests, as they relate to the demands of current and future working, educational, living, personal, and school environments. 

December 11, 2019 (2:00 PM – 3:30 PM)
Transition Assessment - Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)
This webinar details the role of assessment in the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) transition services, including: eligibility, modes of delivery, and how these services fit with those offered by schools and other agencies. In addition, this session will focus on how assessment data can be gathered through the Pre-Employment Transition Services, particularly the five services required: job exploration, workplace readiness, self-advocacy instruction, counseling on post-secondary options, and work-based experiences. 

February 5, 2020
Transition Assessment – Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS)
This webinar will explore the assessment process used by the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS). Presenters will discuss how OMHSAS can integrate information from school-based transition assessments and experiences, as well as expand assessments to address the needs of students with mental health and substance abuse concerns. 

April 1, 2020 (2:00 PM – 3:30 PM)
Transition Assessment - Office of Developmental Programs (ODP)
This webinar will highlight the role of assessment in the Office of Developmental Programs transition services, including: eligibility, modes of delivery, and how these services fit with those offered by schools and other agencies. The many ways ODP can assist students and their families achieve their vision of living an everyday life will also be explored.

May 6, 2020 (2:00 PM – 3:30 PM)
Transition Assessment – Youth and Young Adult Engagement with Pennsylvania Youth Leadership Network (PYLN)
This webinar will focus on engaging youth and young adults in the transition assessment process. This session puts the focus where it belongs, the youth perspective. Through a series of discussions and activities, PYLN members will help youth and their families establish a more youth-centered approach to planning for the future.

Presenters: PaTTAN Educational Consultants and Transition Partners

Audience: 
Special Education Administrators, Transition Coordinators, Special Education Teachers, General Education Teachers, Regular Education Administrators, School Counselors, School Psychologists, Agency Partners, and Families

Registration: 
All participants should register for these PaTTAN-sponsored events by visiting our website at:http://www.pattan.net and clicking on the training calendar.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs): 
No continuing education credit (Act 48) will be offered. Certificates of Attendance will be available 30 days after each event.

For questions regarding content, contact: 
Hillary Mangis, PaTTAN Pittsburgh, 800-446-5607 x6878, hmangis@pattan.net 

For questions regarding registration, contact: 
Pam Ranieri, PaTTAN Pittsburgh, 800-446-5607 x6847, pranieri@pattan.net

WEBINARS Secondary Transition/ Interagency Series Transition Assessment across Agencies

 

WEBINARS Secondary Transition/ Interagency Series Transition Assessment across Agencies

The Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education is pleased to announce the following training opportunity:

2019-2020 Community of Practice Secondary Transition/ Interagency Webinar Series: Transition Assessment across Agencies 
Transition assessments are crucial for empowering students to learn about themselves so they can take an active role in their career development and post-secondary goal planning process. 
For students currently receiving special education services or related services, as a part of their transition planning under IDEA, outside agency involvement should be considered every year after the students reach the age of 16, or earlier if determined appropriate by the IEP team. 
The school must invite a representative of any participating agency that is likely to be responsible for providing or paying for transition services IDEA Sec. 300.321 (b) (3)

This series will address how various agency partners use assessments so that Individualized Education Plan (IEP) team members can consider which agency is best positioned to conduct a specific assessment to avoid duplication of services, and determine how the information will be shared between agencies and the process to obtain required parental consent.

October 2, 2019 (2:00 PM – 3:30 PM) 
Overview of Assessment for Transition Planning 
This webinar is designed to increase awareness of transition assessment requirements to help students with disabilities understand and identify their current needs, preferences, and interests, as they relate to the demands of current and future working, educational, living, personal, and school environments.

December 11, 2019 (2:00 PM – 3:30 PM) 
Transition Assessment - Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) 
This webinar details the role of assessment in the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) transition services, including eligibility, modes of delivery, and how these services fit with those offered by schools and other agencies. 
In addition, this session will focus on how assessment data can be gathered through the Pre-Employment Transition Services, particularly the five services required: job exploration, workplace readiness, self-advocacy instruction, counseling on post-secondary options, and work-based experiences.

February 5, 2020 
Transition Assessment – Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) 
This webinar will explore the assessment process used by the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS). 
Presenters will discuss how OMHSAS can integrate information from school-based transition assessments and experiences, as well as expand assessments to address the needs of students with mental health and substance abuse concerns.

April 1, 2020 (2:00 PM – 3:30 PM) 
Transition Assessment - Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) 
This webinar will highlight the role of assessment in the Office of Developmental Programs transition services, including eligibility, modes of delivery, and how these services fit with those offered by schools and other agencies. 
The many ways ODP can assist students and their families achieve their vision of living an everyday life will also be explored.

May 6, 2020 (2:00 PM – 3:30 PM) 
Transition Assessment – Youth and Young Adult Engagement with Pennsylvania Youth Leadership Network (PYLN) 
This webinar will focus on engaging youth and young adults in the transition assessment process. This session puts the focus where it belongs, the youth perspective. 
Through a series of discussions and activities, PYLN members will help youth and their families establish a more youth-centered approach to planning for the future.

Presenters: PaTTAN Educational Consultants and Transition Partners

Audience: 
Special Education Administrators, Transition Coordinators, Special Education Teachers, General Education Teachers, Regular Education Administrators, School Counselors, School Psychologists, Agency Partners, and Families

Registration: 
All participants should register for these PaTTAN-sponsored events by visiting our website at http://www.pattan.net and clicking on the training calendar.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs): 
No continuing education credit (Act 48) will be offered. Certificates of Attendance will be available 30 days after each event.

For questions regarding content, contact: 
Hillary Mangis, PaTTAN Pittsburgh, 800-446-5607 x6878, hmangis@pattan.nethmangis@pattan.net

For questions regarding registration, contact: 
Pam Ranieri, PaTTAN Pittsburgh, 800-446-5607 x6847, pranieri@pattan.net

 

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