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!
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
If you are looking for some great ideas that combine both OT/PT and transition, have we got a deal for you!
Consider attending the AEA OT/PT Postsecondary Transition Conference on April 2 -3rd in Altoona, IA.
Click here to register: http://bit.ly/38rcc4k using course 182391
- Register by March 27th
- Lunch provided
- 12.0 CEUs available
- Cost: $85
At our last zoom (January 14, 2020) on Self-Advocacy and Student-led IEPs, we shared two new forms that you may want to consider using to help students with their long term planning. Both of these tools are from the ME! Lessons for Teaching Self Awareness & Self Advocacy Curriculum. This is located at the Zarrow Center for Learning Enrichment at the University of Oklahoma.
The first form was the Self Awareness Project Planning Guide. This form can help organize information into a beginning three-step process that aligns with their living, learning, and working goals.
The second form was “Where do I go from here?” This form again is aligned with the student’s postsecondary expectations but helps break the process down into different actions to help them see what responsibilities they may need to take to make it happen.
These two new forms will also be posted on the TEACHER tab, under Student Led IEPs.
The links have been corrected on the two new Google versions of the General Education Classroom summaries that were posted on January 5th so you should now be able to open them and save a copy.
Thanks to KM for the heads-up that these were not workable links!! 🙂
And sorry that we forgot to make the sharing changes so you could access them!
Now, go make a copy and get some good information to share with your families! 🙂
Check out the video link below! This is NOT new information, but it is in a NEW FORMAT. This video follows the text of the family guidance document on this topic. It is easy to watch and to listen to, and should be helpful to families.!
We had a great zoom meeting today, and the recording will be added under the EVENTS tab, then under the 2018-2019 recordings. We discussed multiple considerations for possible services and supports that families may want to consider for their child(ren) as appropriate. Topics discussed were:
- Photo ID
- Guardianship or Power of Attorney
- Psychological Evaluations
- Waiver Services
- Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services
- Selective Service
There are so many resources available, and it is hard to know what possible some of the options are for families. Please share this PDF or connect them to the recording. And if you have any specific questions, please let us know!
The video of our zoom can be found under the EVENTS tab on our website; go to AEA Zooms 2018-2019 and scroll down to find the link to watch the recorded zoom. There may be helpful discussion included on that based on the attached PDF above.