If you weren’t able to join us for our last Vitals on November 3rd, the topic was Para’s Role in the Transition Process.
Join us for our next Vitals on Dec. 8th at noon. Our topic will be How to Apply for Waiver Services. We hope you can join us then!
This webinar series is designed for Iowa parents, legal guardians, and caregivers of transition-aged youth (12-21 years old) with special health care needs. Session topics will include issues involved in the transition of youth to adult health care and specialty services.
TO REGISTER: Click here
For questions contact:
- Diane Brenneman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 319-356-8637
- Rachell Swanson-Holm at email@example.com or 515-955-8326
See the flyer below for all of the upcoming topics. This is some great information to share with our schools and families!
New Special Ed Teacher/New AEA Staff Transition Training is scheduled for all day Thursday, 24th and will be held virtually via Zoom. Please make sure you let any new Middle School/High School special education teachers know about this! Also, new or returning AEA staff that will be serving secondary transition students are also encouraged to attend.
Please register by Wednesday, Sept. 16th by clicking NEW TEACHER/NEW AEA STAFF TRANSITION TRAINING
FYI: As we restructure this from a face-to-face training to a virtual training, we may adjust the start time. In order to build in breaks, we may begin earlier since travel time will not be a factor.
We look forward to learning together with you!
The Department of Ed has created a very useful resource to support secondary transition services for typical and continuous/hybrid learning models during COVID-19. There are many great links to check out, so please bookmark this site! Check out R2L Support for Secondary Transition
The Iowans with Disabilities in Action just released information on their upcoming Make Your Mark 2020 virtual conference. The theme is Your VISION for the Future. For more information and to register, click on REGISTER NOW below.
To register for the MAKE YOUR MARK 2020 Conference click REGISTER NOW
Please pass the word – -Those who register by August 11, 2020 will receive a conference T-shirt and bag. Registration closes on August 28th.
Check out the updated Voc Rehab opportunities that are available for students! Please pass this along and make sure your students and families are aware of these great learning experiences! Please visit https://ivrs.iowa.gov/events/month to register for the sessions you are interested in attending!
You can download the brochure here: IVRS Summer Pre-ETS Statewide Activities Flyer
IVRS is in the process of developing some awesome opportunities to participate in virtual Pre-ETS summer activities. Read below:
Hello, Iowa Secondary Transition Learning Community (ISTLC)
First of all, in this unusual time, we hope you and your families are well, and that if you are perhaps inconvenienced, you are not ill as a result of the COVID 19 issues.
Understanding how disrupted everyone’s lives have been due to the current situation, the decision has been made to move forward with our scheduled webinars, in an effort to provide an opportunity to learn and connect with each other. We have a two-part series on Technology and Transition scheduled for April 7 and May 12. Registration information for the April 7 session is included below. If the situation changes and we are not able to provide the webinar, we will notify you via email.
April 7 Session
We are pleased to invite you to our April ISTLC webinar Accessible Technology Considerations to Support Educational Independence. Our presenters are Lea Ann Peschong, Speech-Language Pathologist and AT Regional Lead with Central Rivers AEA and Tiffanie Zaugg, AT Coordinator and Lead for Students with Significant Disabilities with Prairie Lakes AEA, and Iowa Department of Education State AT Lead. Both Lea Ann and Tiffanie are experienced and have a high level of expertise in the area of Assistive Technology and we appreciate their willingness to provide this learning opportunity.
About this webinar:
Through the use of assistive technology (AT), students with academic disabilities are successfully and independently pursuing post-secondary education. To meet their unique learning needs, students must be informed, have access, and utilize various features of AT that support their needs. This webinar will focus specifically on the areas of reading, writing, and organization. Session participants will gain an understanding of considerations related to the identification and use of AT features critical to promoting independence in these areas.
Lea Ann and Tiffanie invite you to submit questions you would like them to address during the webinar through this Google Form. Please submit your questions as soon as possible so that they have time to review and prepare prior to the session on April 7.
Register for Accessible Technology Considerations to Support Educational Independence, February 25, 2020, 3:00-4:30 pm at:
Please be sure to register if you plan to attend, so that you receive connection information specific to this webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Live captions will be available upon request. This and other accommodations you need to participate in the webinar(s) may be requested from Jess or Sandy at firstname.lastname@example.org a minimum of 7 days before the session.
Share information about this learning opportunity with your teams and distribution lists. If anyone is not already on our e-mailing list and want to be, please have them email email@example.com and we will include them in future notifications.
Each webinar in the series is recorded and shared back with the mailing list after the session. We also remind you that all of the ISTLC webinars and support materials are archived on the ISTLC site, available for your use and so that you can easily share them with other educators, families and community partners.
We look forward to seeing you on April 7 at 3:00 pm.