• 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

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

    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