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16
Nov

Moving Students Forward is Moving to PLAEA website


Effective Dec 1, 2021 all resources found on movingstudentsforward.org will be moved to the Prairie Lakes AEA website, http://www.plaea.org.

movingstudentsforward.org will be phased out by May 2022.

Resources can be found on the plaea.org website under the categories Educators, Families, and Students. Under the Families and Students catagories, resources can be found under Secondary Transition

Educators need to go through the Special Education link, then through the Special Education Services and Support link to find Secondary Transition for Educators

Please join us for our Dec 7th Vitals in Transition as we will ‘walk’ through the process of finding resources on the PLAEA website

Zoom Link Dec 7th @ Noon

5
Oct

Support for Seconday Transition Considerations


This document was developed as part of the Return 2 Learn after COVID shutdown. Even though schools are not going virtual or hybrid learning this school year, this document still has great links to resources that can be used for transition planning. Find the entire document linked below:

R2L Support for Secondary Transition Considerations: https://aea8transition.files.wordpress.com/2020/08/r2l-support-for-secondary-transition-3.pdf

20
Aug

Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation for PLAEA District 2021-2022 school year


IVRS contats have been updated on this website for the current school year.

They can be found under the teacher tab. You can also find the list by clinking this link:

IVRS by HS for PLAEA

11
Aug

2021-2022 Vitals Zoom Links


2021-22 Vitals for Transition:


Important Zoom @ Noon Updates


The Transition Coordinators will be hosting monthly zoom meetings starting at NOON one
Tuesday of each month on best practices in transition and will review important basics about
embedding best practices for transition in both the current and new ACHIEVE IEP systems.
Each session will be recorded and stored unter the EVENTS tab on the Moving Students Forward
website/link if you are unable to attend. These transition topics are vital to know in order to
better serve our students and parents.


Please save the following dates:


● Tuesday, September 14 https://plaea.zoom.us/j/93240065381


● Tuesday, October 19 https://plaea.zoom.us/j/95223590214


● Tuesday, November 16 https://plaea.zoom.us/j/96096907777


● Tuesday, December 7 https://plaea.zoom.us/j/92519620647


● Tuesday, January 18 https://plaea.zoom.us/j/94341808813


● Tuesday, February 15 https://plaea.zoom.us/j/98198506562


● Tuesday, March 15 https://plaea.zoom.us/j/94033842988


● Tuesday, April 19 https://plaea.zoom.us/j/98650009871


● Tuesday, May 17 https://plaea.zoom.us/j/92118582681

17
May

2020 Summer Youth Leadership Academy


Check out yet another great summer opportunity for our youth!

For more details and to register, click YOUTH LEADERSHIP ACADEMY. Applications are due by June 18th.

10
May

Voc Rehab Virtual Summer Camp Opportunities


This summer IVRS is again running a virtual summer camp to keep students engaged, work on pre-employment transition activities and have some fun! This is open and available to any student that may already have a IVRS file as well as those that don’t yet – but have an IEP, 504 or health/mental health issues.  They do not have to open an IVRS file, but the student/parent would have to sign one of our referral forms. The flyer below outlines all of the events for the summer, including a live link that parents/students can use to register.  Please feel free to forward this out to your students/parents. 

Registration Deadline: May 31st.

Click here to Register: https://forms.gle/hTcVdFu9pJ6ymn6P6 (Registrations after May 31st will not receive the supplies or t-shirt.)

You can attend any or all of these events, but you do need to register. If you are not sure who your Voc Rehab Counselor is, you can find out by clicking HERE and searching for your school. So, register now for some free summer fun!

28
Apr

Together We Can Conference


THIS YEAR WE ARE “UNPACKING” THE TWC CONFERENCE WITH ONE KEYNOTE SPEAKER EACH SATURDAY IN MAY!

This is a statewide conference for individuals with disabilities, their families, and the people who support them.
In response to video fatigue, the TWC Conference Partners are unpacking this year’s conference offerings. Join engaging Keynote Sessions that represent the usual conference tracks. Experience fun virtual activities for the kids (and the whole family) to replace the childcare activities. Enjoy a gift box delivered right to your door in place of the exhibitor fair.
As always, the TWC Conference is FREE to attend!  Attend one “Unpacked” 2021 TWC Event, or attend them all!
IN PLACE OF THE USUAL EXHIBITOR FAIR, ONE GIFT BOX WILL BE SHIPPED TO YOUR HOME FOR THE FIRST 200 REGISTRANTS!

REGISTER BY NOON ON APRIL 30th TO PARTICIPATE!

READ AGENDA HERE

REGISTER HERE

To see the complete form, click HERE

6
Apr

Parent Gathering on Thursday, April 8th, and some info on guardianship


Parents Gathering

Thursday, April 8, 2021

6:00 -7:00 pm

Join by ZOOM https://zoom.us/j/92004351957

or call: 1-312-626-6799 Meeting ID: 920 0435 1957

Many parents have asked about finding a lawyer in Iowa to do the Guardianship. Here is the link to Find a Lawyer: https://www.iowafindalawyer.com/search/providers?seller_index_production%5BrefinementList%5D%5Bpractice_areas%5D%5B0%5D=Guardianship

This doesn’t have every lawyer in Iowa listed. It is recommended to talk to other parents, teachers, case managers, etc. regarding who they may have used. FYI: Parents are paying $400 – $2,000 for a simple guardianship.

12
Jan

Vitals for Transition: How to Apply for Waiver Services – the Nuts & Bolts (part 2)


We had a very educational part two of our How to Apply for Waiver Services: the Nuts & Bolts Zoom @ Noon today. We would especially like to thank Beth Will for being such an outstanding guest presenter!  She is AWESOME!

If you were not able to join us live today, the recording of our Zoom @ Noon can be found under our EVENTS tab, and then under the 2020-2021 AEA Zoom Recordings tab.   A quick link is also below:

A copy of the Powerpoint for all of the recording are also listed under each separate video.   The one for this Zoom link can also be accessed below:

Vitals in Transition Waiver, the Nuts and Bolts Jan 12, 2021

We hope this information is helpful in working with students, teachers, and families!

6
Jan

Join us for our next Vitals for Transition on Tuesday, January 12th @ noon


Mark your calendars to join us for part two of our How to Apply for Waiver Services on Tuesday, January 12th @ noon via Zoom.  In December, we had two guest presenters share some excellent information on maneuvering the world of waivers and explaining the differences between the main four waivers our school students may be eligible for.

The January topic is How to Apply for Waivers:  The Nuts & Bolts (part 2).  Beth Will has graciously agreed to be our guest presenter once again!

The Zoom Meeting link for our 30-minute session is:  https://plaea.zoom.us/j/95774197552

If you missed the first session on Waivers, you can find the recording under the EVENTS tab on this website. Both the recording and the PowerPoint are linked for your reference.

 

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