Overview: Post-Secondary Transition is an ever-changing landscape for students with special needs as well as for their team that are expected to successfully guide the process. A successful transition process starts early in a student’s academic career and develops and grows as the student matures. Answers to the questions of how and when to begin the process (as well as strategies and resources to accomplish the creation of a successful road map) will be shared.
1. Review proven strategies that will facilitate collaboration and teaming with outside agencies.
2. Be provided with strategies to build vocational soft-skills into the everyday curriculum.
3. Explore/ Build a timeline of transition services including activities / best practice that can be included as early as the elementary grade levels.
4. Be provided with explanation of services available to students with special needs at various levels of disabilities.
5. Discuss current transition legislation, including Employment FIRST, and how it applies to school personnel.
Course Faculty Members:
Katie Dietrich – Ms. Dietrich has spent the last 15 years working with individuals on the Autism Spectrum and with other mental, behavioral, and physical disabilities. She is currently working as a primary special education teacher. Katie lives in New Bremen with her husband and two children on their farm.
Nancy Mauter – Ms. Mauter has spent the last 20 years working with transition age youth and young adults with Multiple Disabilities teaching daily living, vocational, and social skills. She is currently working as a Transition Specialist part time and runs her family owned business. Nancy lives in St. Marys with her husband and two kids.
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