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2019 PA Community on Transition Conference-Ignite the Future!Sparking Engagement in Career Readiness

July 17, 2019


8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
2019 PA Community on Transition Conference-Ignite the Future!Sparking Engagement in Career Readiness
This session registers you for the entire conference to ensure that you receive a registration packet and name tag.

Multiple Presenters

DateTimeLocation
07/17/2019 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel
07/18/2019 8:00 AM - 3:15 PM The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel
SelectUnitsUnit TypeHoursCost
0 0 $95.00
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Ignite the Future! - Focused Planning

The primary purpose of day one of the conference is to expand the capacity of youth, family members, schools and community partners to examine, appreciate, and invoke the powers and potential that lies within each of us to examine our dreams and aspirations to promote successful transitions of youth/young adults with disabilities. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about a variety of effective practices to engage all community stakeholders to assist youth/young adults with disabilities in achieving successful post-school outcomes.

Objectives:

Participants will be able to:
  • Describe the value of meaningfully engaging youth with disabilities to improve post-secondary outcomes related to post-secondary education, employment, and community living.
  • Explain the critical need to for cross stakeholder collaboration
  • Identify potential skills, qualities and attributes of effective secondary transition practices.

Audience:

Youth & Young Adult, Special Educators, Regional Dept. of Public Welfare Staff, Youth served in Foster Care, Agency Administrators, Social Security Benefits Counselors, Education Administrators, Business/Employers, Mental Health Services Workers, Foster Parents, Local Youth Councils, Assistive Technology Professionals, Advocates, Guidance Counselors, Medical Assistance Program Staff, School Nurses, Local Service Provider, Drug & Alcohol Program Workers, Psychologists, Juvenile Justice Affiliates, Regional Career Education, Family & Caregivers, Independent Living Staff, Workforce Investment Board Members, Local Government Officials Social Security Staff, Career & Technology Educators, Transportation Affiliates, CareerLink Staff, Vocational Rehabilitation Staff, Mental Retardation Staff, Secondary Educators, Higher Education Professionals
Family Health Representatives, Social Workers, Public & Private Child Welfare Workers, Partnerships for Youth Affiliates & Staff?


Multiple Presenters

DateTimeLocation
07/17/2019 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel
SelectUnitsUnit TypeHours
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0 6.25
0 0
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
KN1. Transition Planning for Students with Emotional Behavioral Disorders: Making it Work
This presentation will describe the unique contexts of secondary students with emotional and mental health needs, either as a primary or secondary disability; how they are the same as and different from students with other disabilities. These contexts will include: special education identification and eligibility, high school outcomes, and post-secondary education, and employment. Opportunities made available for these students through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and 504 accommodations will be explored. Research on predictors for improved post-secondary outcomes and how this has been translated into best practices for transition planning for these students will be reviewed. Three recently published and tested guides developed for special educators and transition planners for this student population on topics such as: student-led IEPS, involving community partners in transition planning, and development of career and technical education pathways will be discussed. The practices discussed will model best practice methods for students with primary and comorbid mental health concerns.

Marsha Langer Ellison

DateTimeLocation
07/17/2019 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Breakout Session 1: 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
You must select ONE session per breakout by clicking the box to the left to expand the breakout sessions.

No Instructor

DateTimeLocation
07/17/2019 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel
A-01. Safe Technology Use: Where Knowledge Meets Wisdom
The Internet moves at the speed of light. So does online misinformation and misuse. The reality is, youth have the knowledge to navigate technology and social media, but lack the wisdom of an adult’s experience to do so safely. Through this presentation, knowledge and wisdom will be brought together so youth are able to navigate online information more safely. 
Ryan Klingensmith, Janet Toth
DateTimeLocation
07/17/2019 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel

A-02. Why “Evidence-Based” Supported Employment?
Evidence based supported employment services are those that have been shown to be effective, to be consistent, and to keep costs at a minimum. Moving to evidenced-based supported employment is something all systems that support students with disabilities should consider for better outcomes.
Randy Loss
DateTimeLocation
07/17/2019 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel

A-03. Let's Speak Up - Self Advocacy
Let's learn from each other and talk about self-advocacy. Real life examples will be shared, along with an invitation to share your own story. Learn about your rights and your responsibilities. Discuss what makes a “good” advocate and how to choose an advocate to support you. Find out about advocacy groups that will take your own self advocacy to the next level.
Renee Benise, John Knorr, Angie Lavanish
DateTimeLocation
07/17/2019 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel

A-04. Assistive Technology: What Is It and How Can It Benefit Me?
Assistive technology products are essential in making life accessible for millions of individuals. Laws and products available to help make transition planning easier will be discussed. Products including: iPad, Android Tablet, PEC Board, ScanMarker Pen, Electronic Stethoscope, Half-Keyboard, along with many others will be demonstrated.
Drue Flora, Gail Steck
DateTimeLocation
07/17/2019 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel

A-05. Pennsylvania's Inclusive Post-Secondary Education Programs-Inspiring Success!
College is increasingly a reality for students with intellectual disabilities. Postsecondary education programs are GROWING in Pennsylvania. Participants will learn about Pennsylvania's nine inclusive programs including: Arcadia University, Drexel University, Duquesne University, Mercyhurst University North East, Penn State-Harrisburg, Penn State - University Park, Slippery Rock University, Temple University, and West Chester University.
Linda Rhen, Nancy Shirley
DateTimeLocation
07/17/2019 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel

A-06. Using the LifeCourse Integrated Supports Star to Identify & Develop Supports in Your Everyday
Everyone accesses an array of integrated supports to achieve a good life. This session includes hands on activities to show how the LifeCourse Framework and tools were designed to address needs in every area of life. Real life examples will show participants how they can develop and identify supports.
Francine Hogan, Lisa Tesler
DateTimeLocation
07/17/2019 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel