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The Virtual 2020 PA Community of Practice Transition Conference - Together Towards Tomorrow

July 15, 2020


8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
The Virtual 2020 PA Community of Practice Transition Conference - Together Towards Tomorrow

Instructor: Multiple Presenters
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07/15/2020 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Webinar
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8:30 AM - 9:30 PM
KN1. Opening Keynote Presentation - Answering Why

Dynamic education expert Mark C. Perna will share the groundbreaking innovations and strategies that are shifting the education and workforce development paradigm nationwide. Mark will share how the single most important competitive advantage in today’s workforce is the synergy of academic knowledge and technical skills — and how you can help students achieve it.


Instructor: Mark C. Perna
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07/15/2020 8:30 AM - 9:30 PM Webinar
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
Breakout Session 1 - 9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Click on the plus sign to expand the individual breakout sessions. Click the box next to the breakout session you would like to attend.  

The Virtual 2020 PA Community of Practice Transition Conference is a web-based conference which requires each participant to log in separately to each session using the links that will be provided closer to the conference.


Instructor: Multiple Presenters
DateTimeLocation
07/15/2020 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM Webinar
A-01. Transition Quality Empowerment Project #championsforchange
The Transition Quality Empowerment Project is a multi-step approach for putting youth and families at the center of identifying what works in transition. Hear from school champions about the unique strategies for learning and leadership that they have used to unite young people, families, and stakeholders in community-driven change making.
Instructor: Matthew Flanagan, Melissa Guardado-Eastridge, Joan Kester, Erin Weierbach
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07/15/2020 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM Webinar

A-02. Pathways to Housing: Preparing for Independence and Finding Housing Solutions
How do families plan for housing outside the family residence for their adult child with a disability? Learn about housing options, supports, person-centered planning, and sustainable options being developed across our state. This hands-on session will help jumpstart important considerations for planning, budgeting, and visioning.
Instructor: Sara Crimm, David Gates
DateTimeLocation
07/15/2020 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM Webinar

A-03. Hiram G Andrews Center & Commonwealth Technical Institute: Opportunities for Future Growth
This session will focus on programming opportunities available at the Hiram G. Andrews Center and the Commonwealth Technical Institute. Information will be provided on training programs and numerous support services available. Updates will be provided on new initiatives and developments happening at the Center, including Pre-employment Transition Services and CTI training programs.
Instructor: Stacie Andrews, Martin Tran
DateTimeLocation
07/15/2020 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM Webinar

A-05. Changing the Narrative – Expect Competitive Integrated Employment
Learn the importance individuals, families, and support team members have in setting high expectations related to competitive integrated employment. An emphasis will be placed on the Office of Developmental Programs services and how the LifeCourse framework can be used to assist individuals develop their own trajectories.
Instructor: Laura Cipriani, Gary Smith
DateTimeLocation
07/15/2020 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM Webinar

A-06. Youth Friendship Toolkit
Making friends can be hard work. Learn qualities that are important in a friend, characteristics of healthy and unhealthy relationships or friendships, key skills needed for friendship development, places, groups, and locations where youth/young adults might meet and make friends. The skill of “asking” which is essential to transform acquaintances into friendships, and identify the difference between “just friends,” becoming “more than friends,” and the definition of safe dating will also be discussed.
Instructor: Kalla Brinkley, Anya Fredrickson
DateTimeLocation
07/15/2020 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM Webinar

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Breakout Session 2 - 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Click on the plus sign to expand the individual breakout sessions. Click the box next to the breakout session you would like to attend.  

The Virtual 2020 PA Community of Practice Transition Conference is a web-based conference which requires each participant to log in separately to each session using the links that will be provided closer to the conference.


Instructor: Multiple Presenters
DateTimeLocation
07/15/2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Webinar
B-01. Healthcare Transitions: Connecting Youth to Care
This session will highlight key healthcare transition initiatives, with an emphasis on transition planning/ readiness, family engagement, and healthcare technology solutions. Models of transition care will be shared with an emphasis on promising practices and replication of work.
Instructor: Dr. Todd Barron, Gretchen Knaub, Gregory McConnell
DateTimeLocation
07/15/2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Webinar

B-02. OVR's Transition Services: A Year in Review!
In this session, the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) will give an overview of Transition Services. This will include discussion on Pre-Employment Transition Services and Act 26 data. A review of eligibility for services, modes of delivery, and how these services correspond with those offered by schools and other agencies will be discussed.
Instructor: Beth Ann Fanning, Melissa Wert-Thrush
DateTimeLocation
07/15/2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Webinar

B-03. The Step-by-Step Transition to College
If you have a disability and have a goal of going to college, this session will help you make sense of the process. The step-by-step process for transitioning from high school (or wherever you are in your life) to college will be shared. The five basic steps to follow to ensure college is the right fit for you and to help you understand how to request and use accommodations at college will be discussed.
Instructor: Kym Kleinsmith, Linda Lantaff, Michelle Mitchell
DateTimeLocation
07/15/2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Webinar

B-04. A Young Adult’s Guide to Healthy Relationships
Navigating relationships with everyone in our lives is complicated. Join us to get the youth perspective on how to process what is both healthy and unhealthy. Presenters will work with youth and families to talk about different types of relationships and how to develop and maintain healthy ones.
Instructor: Everett Deibler, Brandon Snyder
DateTimeLocation
07/15/2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Webinar

B-05. Working and SSA Benefits: What Every Student Should Know!
Social Security provides work incentives to facilitate beneficiaries’ return to work, but the rules are individual and complex. Community Work Incentive Coordinators, (CWICs) assist young beneficiaries and their families to navigate these rules. CWICs have a special role in the community among those professionals who work with youth with disabilities.
Instructor: Phyllis Hilley, Jenni Kistler, Joy Smith
DateTimeLocation
07/15/2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Webinar

B-06. Removing the Extra Glove: Empowering Individuals with Disabilities to Lead
Maya Angelou said, “You can’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back.” Learn how “Integrate for Good” helps remove that extra glove by empowering people with disabilities to get in the game as pitchers as well as catchers by sharing their talents as leaders on college campuses and within corporations.
Instructor: Bev Weinberg
DateTimeLocation
07/15/2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Webinar

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Breakout Session 3 - 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Click on the plus sign to expand the individual breakout sessions. Click the box next to the breakout session you would like to attend.  

The Virtual 2020 PA Community of Practice Transition Conference is a web-based conference which requires each participant to log in separately to each session using the links that will be provided closer to the conference.


Instructor: Multiple Presenters
DateTimeLocation
07/15/2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Webinar
C-01. Get Organized & Collaborate! Take Two – Using Google Drive for Transition Planning
IEP teams need effective tools to collaborate/communicate. This carry-over session from 2019 provides an interactive exploration of Google Drive for transition planning. Use of data sharing and student assessment tools can lead to efficient collaboration and artifact collection.
Instructor: Amber Brisbane, Angela Denham, Jennifer DePietro, Christine Thomas, Morgan Witman
DateTimeLocation
07/15/2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Webinar

C-02. Understanding the IEP: A Session for Families
Many family members are not provided with formalized instruction on the component parts of the IEP which can put them at a disadvantage when participating in an IEP team meeting. This session will provide instruction on each section of the IEP helping family members become more confident when participating in a team meeting.
Instructor: Cecil Crouch III, Christine Moon
DateTimeLocation
07/15/2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Webinar

C-03. Real Life Experiences of Inclusive Higher Education
Let us take you on a journey from outcast to true belonging as we share the stories of real life experiences from within the walls of inclusive higher education. Listen to true social connections, meaningful work experiences, and classroom environments where all students can master information.
Instructor: Everett Deibler, Michelle Mitchell
DateTimeLocation
07/15/2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Webinar

C-04. Resilience: The Cornerstone of Successful Employment for Students in Transition
Resiliency is the process of adapting well when faced with sources of stress. It can be difficult for students to build and maintain resiliency in adulthood and the workplace. Let’s come together to discuss ways to build resiliency in students in transition!
Instructor: Chelsea Lutts, Jenifer Schaadt
DateTimeLocation
07/15/2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Webinar

C-05. Seamless Transition through Communication & Collaboration with Schools/OVR/Community Partners

"It takes a village" when helping students learn work skills. This session will address a collaborative experience facilitated by teamwork, communication, and braided funding that leads to success.

Instructor: Michele Ebert, David Ritter
DateTimeLocation
07/15/2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Webinar

C-06. Living My Best Life #doitforthegram
Everyone desires a sense of independence and life after high school looks different for everyone. Let’s get real and start thinking about mapping out your vision using social media! #Transitiondiscoveries
Instructor: Matthew Flanagan, Missy Guardado-Eastridge, Erin Weierbach
DateTimeLocation
07/15/2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Webinar

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Breakout Session 4 - 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Click on the plus sign to expand the individual breakout sessions. Click the box next to the breakout session you would like to attend.  

The Virtual 2020 PA Community of Practice Transition Conference is a web-based conference which requires each participant to log in separately to each session using the links that will be provided closer to the conference.


Instructor: Multiple Presenters
DateTimeLocation
07/15/2020 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM Webinar
D-01. Tech Smackdown 2020: Learn, Share, and Add to Your Tech Toolbelt

Join us for this year’s edition of the App Smackdown, where apps and other tech tips are shared by everyone! Have your devices ready to share because this session is all about YOU! During this fast-paced interactive session, facilitators will compile a list of shared tools for future reference.


Instructor: Jennifer Geibel, Greg Lazur, Tammy Thompson-Cooke, Doug Williams, Bill Zeigler
DateTimeLocation
07/15/2020 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM Webinar

D-02. Steps for Successful Secondary Transition Planning

This session, designed for families and youth, will provide an overview and define the key components of the secondary transition process. Each of the eight areas of focus will be briefly described beginning with the importance of youth and young adults driving their own transition planning.  Participants attending this session will be provided with an overview of the planned series of webinars that will expand upon each component over the 2020-2021 school year.

 


Instructor: Diane Perry, Michael Stoehr
DateTimeLocation
07/15/2020 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM Webinar

D-03. Getting There: Steps and Skills Needed for Success in College

Participate in a session devoted to giving students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and/or anxiety steps and strategies for a successful transition to higher education.  Examples from successful students will be provided.


 

Instructor: LeeAnn Wagner Cica
DateTimeLocation
07/15/2020 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM Webinar

D-04. Intentional Tabletop Role Playing Games - Change Through Play

Therapeutic benefits of tabletop role playing games for children, teens, and adults including social skills, resilience, and practice of varying life skills will be discussed.


 

Instructor: Jack Berkenstock, Colleen Madrigale
DateTimeLocation
07/15/2020 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM Webinar

D-05. Use of Video Modeling as an Instructional Approach to Teach Transition Skills: A Review

This research examined video modeling as an intervention to teach individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) skills related to post-school outcomes. Authors evaluated ten intervention studies with the Council for Exceptional Children’s (2014) standards to determine if video modeling can be considered an evidence-based practice to teach individuals with ASD skills for transition.


 

Instructor: Alyssa Godown, Kyleigh Ivory
DateTimeLocation
07/15/2020 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM Webinar

D-06. Never Let Go of Your Dreams

This session details Ben’s journey through the maze of Autism. It features Ben’s resilience working through diagnosis, finding appropriate services, academic struggles, and social understanding to becoming an autism advocate. His “Benergy” for life is contagious and this humorous, passion filled presentation will inspire and encourage.


Instructor: Benjamin Hartranft, Sandy Hartranft
DateTimeLocation
07/15/2020 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM Webinar