Preparing Leaders/Transition Specialists and Related Service Personnel

 

American Association of School Administrators: Improving College-Going Toolkit

“Improving College-Going Toolkit” has been published by the American Association of School Administrators’ (AASA) with the support of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to assist SEA’s in building a stronger college going emphasis in school systems. In the toolkit, three steps are outlined for states: own it, understand it, and act on it.

Art Therapy Programs

Developed in 1971 as one of the first Art Therapy programs in the nation, the George Washington University's website for Art Therapy describes the foundations of Art Therapy in the treatment of individuals with disabilities and program description for those interested in pursuing a postsecondary education in the field of Art Therapy.
 
 
The George Washington University will offer its Transition Special Education Certificate program through distance education again this fall. The program provides secondary special educators and rehabilitation personnel with the knowledge, skills, and competencies required to assist youth as they transition to postsecondary opportunities.
 
 
The RehabJobs.org web site is your online gateway resource and career exploration site for obtaining current information related to the many exciting careers and opportunities in the field of Vocational Rehabilitation. The RehabJobs.org web site can assist you in exploring current job openings, rehabilitation education programs, and scholarship information from the Rehabilitation Services Administration.
 
 
The Division on Career Development and Transition (DCDT) published Fast Fact Sheets highlighting pertinent issues relating to secondary transition for youth with disabilities. The fact sheets cover a range of issues from inclusion into general education, community experiences, parental involvement, independent living, vocational education, self-determination, and many more topics! The fact sheets offer specific application methods for teachers, administrators, and families.  In addition, at the end, there is a section on additional information and resources that will link to new websites. To see all the fact sheets and the variety of topics relating to secondary transition, please go to: http://community.cec.sped.org/dcdt/publications/fast-facts.
 
 
The National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability (NCWD) for Youth created training modules for professionals who work with youth, including youth with disabilities. The modules are designed to help professionals build opportunities to assist youth in learning about postsecondary environment in the areas of education, employment and independent living. There are eight training modules: Knowledge of the Field, Communication with Youth, Assessment & Individualized Planning, Relationship Family, Career Exploration and Workforce Preparation, Community Resources, Employer Relations, and Program Design, Delivery, and Administration.