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Connecticut has created the CT Transition Community of Practice (CoP) to centralize all activities, resources, and initiatives related to secondary transition and to provide information and support to students, families, and professionals. The CoP is comprised of multiple stakeholder groups that have come together with a single focus: enhancing the transition of youth with disabilities to adult life. Come learn what we are all about, including the statewide Transition website and the wide range of Practice Groups that are working on innovative transition products, projects, and activities. See how your ideas fit into Connecticut’s overall plans and help us plot our course for the coming year!Read more...

At a Glance:

  • Event Topic Transition
  • Month March
  • Type of Event Single Day
  • Event Date(s) Thursday, March 7, 2019
  • Time 8:30 AM
"Successful transition from adolescence to young adulthood can be difficult for even the most academically, emotionally stable and social adept youth." - Douglas Cheney, Transition of Secondary Students with Emotional or Behavioral Disorders: Current Approaches for Positive Outcomes, 2nd Edition, 2010 Youth with emotional disturbance in secondary schools had the highest percentage (44.8%) of negative consequences for their actions (i.e., were suspended, expelled, fired, or arrested) of any disability group in the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2 (NLTS2). Many become adults with serious mental illness, who have the highest unemployment rate of any group of people with disabilities (President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health). To help break this pattern and build a path to success, students need support to maintain…Read more...

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  • Event Topic Behavior, Transition, Mental Health
  • Month March
  • Type of Event Single Day
  • Event Date(s) 3/13/2019
  • Time 9:00 AM
MAPS (Making Action Plans) is a person‐centered planning process that brings together the significant people in a student's life to create a plan for an inclusive future in school, community, and life. MAPS can be used effectively at any age, but it is an especially effective decision‐making tool as students transition from public school to college and/or career. Such person‐centered planning processes are grounded in a student’s hopes and dreams and family priorities. In the space of a few short hours, the MAPS process allows the student, family members, friends, and other caring, involved adults to explore who the student is, the hopes and fears of the student and family, and how each of the MAPS participants can be involved…Read more...

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  • Event Topic Transition, Special Education
  • Month January, February, March, April, May
  • Event Date(s) 1/30, 2/6, 3/12, 4/3, 5/14
  • Time 9:00AM
Whether you’re a parent or an educator from elementary to high school, you may have many questions about future plans for your students with disabilities. Person-Centered Planning helps guide students and the adults supporting them in answering some of these questions: What is my vision for a good year/life? How am I going to overcome barriers that I may face? What activities and/or services do I need to have to be successful in achieving my goals? What do I want to do when I finish school? The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE), the RESC Alliance, and the State Education Resource Center (SERC) invite families/parents of students with disabilities and educators to learn about a variety of Person-Centered Planning options,…Read more...

At a Glance:

  • Event Topic Transition, Special Education
  • Month January, November
  • Type of Event Single Day
  • Event Date(s) 11/19, 11/28, 1/28, 1/29
  • Time 9:00AM
"Assessment data serve as the common thread in the transition process and form the basis for defining goals and services to be included in the IEP" (DCDT Position Statement, Sitlington, et al. 1996). If we are to write relevant goals that support successful student outcomes, we need to develop a comprehensive assessment process. During this professional learning session, district teams will define and begin to create a comprehensive secondary transition assessment process by developing a secondary transition assessment toolkit. This session requires registration by teams of 5-7 district representatives. It is recommended the team include transition coordinators/specialist, special education teachers (grades 6-12), and pupil personnel directors. This session will be offered six times over the 2018-2019 school year. Please register…Read more...

At a Glance:

  • Event Topic Transition
  • Month January
  • Type of Event Single Day
  • Event Date(s) 1/31/2019
  • Time 9:00AM
"Assessment data serve as the common thread in the transition process and form the basis for defining goals and services to be included in the IEP" (DCDT Position Statement, Sitlington, et al. 1996). If we are to write relevant goals that support successful student outcomes, we need to develop a comprehensive assessment process. During this professional learning session, district teams will define and begin to create a comprehensive secondary transition assessment process by developing a secondary transition assessment toolkit. This session requires registration by teams of 5-7 district representatives. It is recommended the team include transition coordinators/specialist, special education teachers (grades 6-12), and pupil personnel directors. This session will be offered six times over the 2018-2019 school year. Please register…Read more...

At a Glance:

  • Event Topic Transition
  • Month February
  • Type of Event Single Day
  • Event Date(s) 2/27/2019
  • Time 9:00AM
"Assessment data serve as the common thread in the transition process and form the basis for defining goals and services to be included in the IEP" (DCDT Position Statement, Sitlington, et al. 1996) If we are to write relevant goals that support successful student outcomes, we need to develop a comprehensive assessment process. During this professional learning session, district teams will define and begin to create a comprehensive secondary transition assessment process by developing a secondary transition assessment toolkit. This session requires registration by teams of 5-7 district representatives. It is recommended the team include transition coordinators/specialist, special education teachers (grades 6-12), and pupil personnel directors. This session will be offered six times over the 2018-2019 school year. Please register…Read more...

At a Glance:

  • Event Topic Transition
  • Month May
  • Type of Event Single Day
  • Event Date(s) 5/22/2019
  • Time 9:00AM
"Assessment data serve as the common thread in the transition process and form the basis for defining goals and services to be included in the IEP" (DCDT Position Statement, Sitlington, et al. 1996) If we are to write relevant goals that support successful student outcomes, we need to develop a comprehensive assessment process. During this professional learning session, district teams will define and begin to create a comprehensive secondary transition assessment process by developing a secondary transition assessment toolkit. This session requires registration by teams of 5-7 district representatives. It is recommended the team include transition coordinators/specialist, special education teachers (grades 6-12), and pupil personnel directors. This session will be offered six times over the 2018-2019 school year. Please register…Read more...

At a Glance:

  • Event Topic Transition
  • Month April
  • Event Date(s) 4/30/2019
  • Time 9:00AM
"Assessment data serve as the common thread in the transition process and form the basis for defining goals and services to be included in the IEP" (DCDT Position Statement, Sitlington, et al. 1996) If we are to write relevant goals that support successful student outcomes, we need to develop a comprehensive assessment process. During this professional learning session, district teams will define and begin to create a comprehensive secondary transition assessment process by developing a secondary transition assessment toolkit. This session requires registration by teams of 5-7 district representatives. It is recommended the team include transition coordinators/specialist, special education teachers (grades 6-12), and pupil personnel directors. This session will be offered six times over the 2018-2019 school year. Please register…Read more...

At a Glance:

  • Event Topic Transition
  • Month April
  • Event Date(s) 4/4/2019
  • Time 9:00AM
"Assessment data serve as the common thread in the transition process and form the basis for defining goals and services to be included in the IEP" (DCDT Position Statement, Sitlington, et al. 1996) If we are to write relevant goals that support successful student outcomes, we need to develop a comprehensive assessment process. During this professional learning session, district teams will define and begin to create a comprehensive secondary transition assessment process by developing a secondary transition assessment toolkit. This session requires registration by teams of 5-7 district representatives. It is recommended the team include transition coordinators/specialist, special education teachers (grades 6-12), and pupil personnel directors. This session will be offered six times over the 2018-2019 school year. Please register…Read more...

At a Glance:

  • Event Topic Transition
  • Month April
  • Event Date(s) 4/24/2019
  • Time 9:00AM