PA Transition Tidbits
Updates and Events - June 2022
TRANSITION TIP: DID YOU KNOW?
Summary of Academic and Functional Performance
The SAAFP should include:
- demographic information
- summary of student performance
- recommendations and information about accessing future assistance
- input from the student
A thoughtfully-completed SAAFP can provide a “bridge” that addresses the next steps necessary to complete the transition process that began in the years prior to exiting high school. It provides students and families with a clear idea of what they need to continue to do to work toward the goals students set for themselves.
You can access the Annotated SAAFP on the PaTTAN website.
Below are two resources available through the PaTTAN system to help understand the SAAFP.
Person Driven Planning
Person Driven Planning is a way of planning for your future that is driven by YOU! As you look for ways to get more involved and lead your plan for your future, you will find that a lot of information exists. This resource was made to highlight a few resources that stand out, and to help you decide which resources make the most sense for you.
The resource is available for download on the PaTTAN Site under publications or by downloading the pdf below.
U.S. Department of Labor’s Empowering Teens in Their Workplaces National Online Dialogue
During this online dialogue on “Empowering Teens in Their Workplaces,” the U.S. Department of Labor sought ideas on the best ways to reach teens with important information about their rights and workplace protections. Among the topics explored were ways the department can better educate and provide resources about teen worker rights and how to ensure workplaces are fair and safe for teen workers. Read the Empowering Teens Final Report.
UPCOMING TRAININGS & CONFERENCES
The Nuts and Bolts of Job Coaching Online Course
The Nuts and Bolts of Job Coaching
July 5, 2022 – August 15, 2022
This self-paced five module online course provides participants with relevant information regarding the role of a Job Coach to support students in community-based work settings.
Paraprofessionals, other support staff, teachers, transition coordinators, special education directors, or anyone interested in this topic.
Please register online by visiting the PaTTAN website at https://www.pattan.net/Events/On-line-Courses/Course-2985/Events/Session-36764
For registration questions, contact:
Kristen Olszyk, firstname.lastname@example.org, 800-446-5607 x6848
For content related questions, contact: Kaylee Wynkoop, email@example.com, 800-446-5607 x6888
2022 Virtual Everyday Lives Conference An Everyday Life in a Changing World: A Focus on Wellness and Resilience
The Pennsylvania Office of Developmental Programs invites you to register for the 2022 Virtual Everyday Lives Conference! The Everyday Lives Conference seeks to provide valuable information to Individuals with an intellectual disability and/or autism, their families, and support professionals to help empower individuals to live their ideal everyday lives.
The conference is free for individuals and families, and $50 for professionals. Registration allows access to all virtual conference sessions. To register online visit https://everydaylives.org/ and click on the Registration tab. Or, you can mail in your registration using the form below.
The conference lineup, including presenters and presentation topics, is now available to view at https://everydaylives.org/ under the Schedule tab.
Conference Dates and Tracks
June 1, 2022
June 8 - June 9, 2022
June 16, 2022
YOUTH HANGOUT OPPORTUNTIES: Pennsylvania Youth Leadership Network (PYLN)
CALLING ALL YOUTH!!!
Join the Pennsylvania Youth Leadership Network (PYLN) for fun and games at 7:00 p.m. on:
Thursday, July 14, 2022
Transition Meetings for Parents
PEAL's 21 and Able Project is hosting several parent virtual meetings and drop-in sessions in the coming months (starting March 15th!) to support empowering parents to empower their youth/young adults in transition! We have attached the flyer and the link that will lead you to the registration. 21 and Able, Powered by United Way Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite
2022 PA Community of Practice Transition Conference
Council for Exceptional Children (CEC): Division on Career Development and Transition (DCDT) Townhalls
Division on Career Development and Transition (DCDT) Townhalls
DCDT wants to connect, engage, and provide support to our community. That is why we are offering a series of DCDT Townhall discussions, which are free to all members! We hope to connect with you on the second Tuesday of each month at 3pm EST.
- June 14, 2022 - Research
Visit the DCDT website to learn more.
NOTE: These townhalls are for MEMBERS only. To learn more about how to join, visit the DCDT website.
National Technical Assistance Center on Transition: The Collaborative (NTACT:C)
Check out their Training Resource Library.
If you're new to transition, be sure to check out Transition 101!
MEET THE TAC!
BEAVER VALLEY INTERMEDIATE UNIT 27 (IU27): Beaver County
Melissa has served in the role of Transition TAC for the past 6 years. Her main training focuses include IEP development, Educational Benefit Review, Special Education Compliance, Indicator 13, and leading the BIVU Transition Coordinating Council. Melissa also supports P2G with Transition Discoveries, Math, and BC YES Academy.
Get in Touch with Melissa:
Phone: 724-774-7800 x.3026
Capital Area Intermediate Unit (CAIU15): Cumberland, Dauphin, Perry, and Northern York Counties
Lauren serves as the transition consultant for CAIU15. She has been involved in training and consultation for four years.
Get in Touch with Lauren:
Phone: (717) 732-8400, Ext 8335
CENTRAL SUSQUEHANNA INTERMEDIATE UNIT 16 (CSIU 16): Columbia, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder and Union Counties
Misty has served 7 years providing training and consultation around secondary transition! She also provides training and technical assistance around Math and Trauma Informed Supports.
Get in Touch with Misty:
Phone: (570) 238-5630
BLaST INTERMEDIATE UNIT 17 (BLaST IU17): Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, and Tioga Counties
Jeff has served the BLaST IU17 counties in secondary transition for 6 years.
Get in Touch with Jeff:
Phone: 570-323-8561 x1049
This newsletter is brought to you by: The Pennsylvania Community on Transition
The Pennsylvania Community on Transition is a group of various stakeholders from across Pennsylvania who work collaboratively to ensure appropriate transition outcomes for Pennsylvania youth and young adults.
The Pennsylvania Community on Transition is a state leadership team consisting of representative from: the State Departments of Education, Health, Labor and Industry, and Human Services; Various Serving Agencies, Young Adults, Parent Organizations, Advocates, Higher Education, and Employers.
The shared vision and common goals of the Pennsylvania Community on Transition is achieved when all PA youth and young adults with disabilities:
- Successfully transition to the role of productive and participating adult citizens
- Are empowered to recognize their talents, strengths, and voice
- Have equal access to resources that will promote their full participation in the communities of their choice.