A quick update on additions and improvements on this website in the past few months: New page to house all the Ed O’Leary transition IEP videos in one place More exemplar IEPs in the Transition IEP Requirements Tool New assistive technology reference page New postsecondary options and college disability services sections Updated the ELO page to connect to the new BeyondClassroom ELO website. BeyondClassroom now includes examples and a For Students… Continue reading: Lots of New Stuff on the Website!
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New Hampshire Vocational Rehabilitation is offering the NHVR Transition Internship Program during the 2015-16 school year. High school special education teachers, case managers, building coordinators, transition coordinators, 504 coordinators, and other school district staff are invited to take advantage of this opportunity to work closely with their local VR office and rehabilitation counselors. The program combines in-person… Continue reading: New Hampshire VR offers Transition Internship Program for Educators
There’s new federal workforce development legislation! The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA), signed into federal law on July 22, 2014, is the first update to this area in over a decade. It includes a explicit focus on preparing youth for the workforce, and while it will take 12-18 months for the final regulations to be in place, it’s important to understand… Continue reading: Introduction to the 2014 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
Buried in a hefty 66-page literature review are some good overviews of five Federal systems that play key and interrelated roles in preparing youth with disabilities for adulthood: vocational rehabilitation Social Security juvenile justice behavioral health workforce investment The Literature Review of Five Federal Systems Serving Transition Age Youth with Disabilities was funded by the US Department of Labor’s Office of Disability… Continue reading: Overview of Five Federal Systems Serving Transition Age Youth with Disabilities