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.
Our Vitals in Transition this week was on the role of the student-led IEP. It is so important to give students a voice in their own planning in order to help them be college and career-ready. The Vitals in Transition: Self-advocacy The Role of the student-led IEP PowerPoint has many useful links to check out, and you can watch the recording below. It can also be found under the EVENTS tab.
“Beginning their freshman year, students should be more than just observers seated at the table at their IEP meetings. They should be invited to discuss what accommodations they are using and how effective they think the accommodations are. ” (Elksnin & Elksnin 2009)
Students are also more likely to ask for accommodations (at the college level) if they have been deeply involved with their own planning in high school.
At our Vitals for Transition today, the topic was Embedding Employability Skills. We need to make sure students not only have the academic skills, but also the very necessary soft skills that they need for success both in the workplace and in life in general.
The video is below, but can also be found under the EVENTS tab under the 2010-21 Vitals list.
The PowerPoint with the links included can be found here: Vitals for Transition – Embedding Employability Skills 2-2021
This presentation has some great links to resources that may be beneficial to use with your students.
Remember – – this does NOT have to be a goal area, but we need to be modeling and helping our students practice these very important skills for life.
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:
We hope this information is helpful in working with students, teachers, and families!
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.
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 email@example.com or 319-356-8637
- Rachell Swanson-Holm at firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
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.