Self-Determination and Secondary Transition Planning
Friday, March 3, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (EST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
*This is a one (1) day event - Friday, March 3, 2017
Audience: High School; General and Special Education Teachers and Administrators, and BRS/DORS Counselors
Presenter: Nicholas Gelbar, UCONN UCEDD and MIssy Wrigley, SERC Consultant
To address Connecticut’s current needs in secondary transition, the CT State Transition Task Force has identified 16 key areas that were determined to be critical to the post-school success of any student with a disability. These key areas are referred to as the CT CORE Transition Skills. In January 2016, the following skill was added: To the maximum extent possible, Each Student with a disability will be able to utilize effective self-determination skills including areas such as: choice-making, problem solving, goal-setting, communication, and self-advocacy.
In addition, the passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) has led to Connecticut’s development of a new transition program for students enrolled in high school ages 16-21. This Level Up program has incorporated the instruction of self-advocacy as part of its pre-employment transition services.
During this professional learning opportunity, participants will be introduced to a number of instructional and assessment strategies that will enable teachers and BRS/DORS counselors from Connecticut’s Bureau of Rehabilitation Services/Department of Rehabilitation Services (BRS/DORS) to promote student self-determination.
For content questions, please contact Missy Wrigley, SERC, (860) 632-1485 ext. 397 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For registration questions, please contact Linda Adorno, SERC, (860) 632-1485, ext. 241 or email@example.com.