Training for LIFE

Tips, Tricks and Links for Post Secondary Transition

Occupational Therapy and the LIFE Program

Upcoming Presentations, Professional Development, Webinars Etc.

OH Written Driving Test Prep Course - Poster Session

Friday, Oct. 18th, 1pm

1989 Front Street

Cuyahoga Falls, OH

2019 OOTA Conference

October 17 Pre-Conference (CEUs available)
October 18 - 19 Conference

The Sheraton Suites Hotel
1989 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221


Presenter/s: Marissa Imondi, OTD, OTR/L

A 4 Part Approach to Post-Secondary Transition Services

Saturday, Oct. 19th, 2pm

1989 Front Street

Cuyahoga Falls, OH

2019 OOTA Conference

October 17 Pre-Conference (CEUs available)
October 18 - 19 Conference

The Sheraton Suites Hotel
1989 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221


Presenter/s: Patricia Kauffman, OT/L & Marissa Imondi, OTD, OTR/L

Structured Work Tasks As a Method to Link Personal Transition Goals and Academic Standards

Wednesday, Nov. 20th, 2:45-4pm

400 North High Street

Columbus, OH

OCALICON 2019

November 20-22 Columbus, OH|The Nation's Premier Autism and Disabilities Conference

https://conference.ocali.org/


Presenter/s: Patricia Kauffman, OT/L , Marissa Imondi, OTD, OTR/L, Terri Mac Donald & Alycia Smith

LIFE Program: A 4-Part Approach to Post-Secondary Transition Services - Poster Session

Thursday, Nov. 21st, 11:30am-12:30pm

400 North High Street

Columbus, OH

OCALICON 2019

November 20-22 Columbus, OH|The Nation's Premier Autism and Disabilities Conference

https://conference.ocali.org/


Presenter/s: Patricia Kauffman, OT/L , Marissa Imondi, OTD, OTR/L, Terri Mac Donald & Alycia Smith

Transition Activities: Structured Work Tasks for Transition Age Students, Theory & Hands On

Thursday, Dec. 5th, 8:30am-3:30pm

Madison-Champaign Educational Service Center, Urbana, OH, USA

Urbana, OH

Theory with a Make It, Take It Component!


Workshop Overview

Promoting independence is key for our students as they prepare for life after graduation. In this series, we will discuss the theory behind using structured work tasks for skill development and increasing independence. Each session will expand on the the basic theory related to the theme and then participates will be given lots of practical ideas to use with their students and the understanding of how to expand on these ideas according to student's needs. By the end of the day, participants will make an activity that they can use with their students, all materials included.

Session 1:The Basics - Assembly & Packaging Activities Thursday, December 5, 2019 (8:30 am - 3:30 pm)

Session 2: Career Exploration Monday, January 13, 2020 (8:30 am - 3:30 pm)

Session 3: Structuring Household Activities Monday, February 10, 2020 (8:30 am - 3:30 pm)

Session 4: Cooking Monday, March 9, 2020 (8:30 am - 3:30 pm)

Session 5: Group Activities Monday, April 20, 2020 (8:30 am - 3:30 pm)


$285.00 per person for employees of districts/agencies in Madison, Champaign, Clark, Hardin, Logan and Shelby counties

$315.00 for employees of districts/agencies in counties other than those listed above.


Presenter: Patricia Kauffman, OT/L

Patricia is an occupational therapist and the LIFE Skills Lab Coordinator for the Madison Champaign Co. ESC. As an OT for 27 years, Kauffman has spent most of her career in the school setting but also owned a private practice in the Columbus area for 7 years. She developed the LIFE Skills Lab at MCESC in 2016 and has been able to significantly expand the program as a recipient an Innovative Strategies for Developing the College and Career Readiness of Students with Disabilities grant from ODE for the SY 2018-19. She has attended several TEACCH trainings including the 5-day intensive: Adolescents and Adults Transitioning to Vocational, Residential and Community Settings. She has recently presented at SST6 Best Practice Showcase, Ohio Occupational Therapy Association’s (OOTA) annual conference and OCALICON. She will be presenting at the American Occupational Therapy Association’s (AOTA) annual national conference in March.


Use this link to register: https://www.smore.com/n94uf-transition-activities

Training for LIFE Team at the Madison-Champaign Educational Service Center

Team Members include


Patricia Kauffman, OT/L, LIFE Skills Lab & Lending Library Coordinator

Terri Mac Donald, Low Incidence Supervisor

Cheri Leffel, LIFE Classroom Intervention Specialist

Alycia Smith, Intervention Specialist at West Liberty-Salem Schools

Carrie Boggs, Intervention Specialist at Triad High School

Emily Davis, Intervention Specialist at Mechanicsburg Middle School