News and Noteworthy Archived News Items

Upcoming Webinar - Ask the Experts: Check & Connect Overview

(posted December 18, 2014)

On January 22, 2015 at 1:30 pm CST, Sharon Mulé, National Trainer at the Institute on Community Integration at the University of Minnesota will present an Ask the Experts webinar entitled Check & Connect Overview – A Student Engagement Intervention. This webinar will describe the basics of Check & Connect and highlight the role of student engagement in keeping students in school.  REGISTER HERE

Ask the Experts Webinar on Student Engagement Strategies

(posted December 18, 2014)

Dr. Reece Peterson, professor at University of Nebraska-Lincoln presents an Ask the Experts webinar entitled Strategies for Building Student Engagement–Reducing Dropout and Disciplinary Exclusion. Dr. Peterson provides 40+ strategies schools can use to reduce student dropout and decrease the use of exclusionary discipline consequences.  CLICK TO VIEW WEBINAR

Ask the Experts Webinar: Are Your Students Going Directly to Work After Graduation?

(posted December 03, 2014)

Watch this recorded webinar provided by Ellen Condon, Transition Projects Director at the University of Montana's Rural Institute on Disabilities. Ellen discusses work experiences for youth with disabilities including identification of and planning for student’s individualized support needs to increase independence at work sites. Creating opportunities for work experience in rural areas is also discussed.

TAGG: Transition Assessment and Goal Generator

(posted November 10, 2014)

The Transition Assessment and Goal Generator (TAGG) is now available online at  Developed at the University of Oklahoma, TAGG is a transition assessment for students with mild to moderate disabilities who plan to seek employment and/or continue their education after high school.

CPIR Transition to Adulthood

(posted November 05, 2014)

The Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR) is the new home for NICHCY resources. CLICK HERE to view their Transition to Adulthood webpage.

Transition Highlighted in Special Ed Connection

(posted October 29, 2014)

Special Ed Connection (LRP publications) keeps special educators abreast of the latest practices from across the country. Recently, 2 articles have been published focusing on transition and reference some of the work of the Transition Coalition: applying tiered intervention model to transition and using 6 constructions as a blueprint for transition planning. FIND THESE ARTICLES HERE