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Transition and Transition Services

  1. 1. +TransitionPlanning Supported Employment Agency •Specializing in job placement for over 25 years •Innovative, successful programs •Ohio DD Certified & Award-winning staff •CARF Accreditation
  2. 2. + “Transition Services”  Theterm transition services is defined as a coordinated set of activities for a child with a disability that:
  3. 3. +  Isdesigned to be within a results-oriented process, that is focused on improving the academic and functional achievement of the child with a disability to facilitate the child’s movement from school to post-school activities, including  post-secondary education  vocational education  integrated employment (including supported employment)  continuing and adult education  adult services  independent or community participation
  4. 4. +  Isbased on the individual child’s needs, taking into account the child’s strengths, preferences, and interests  Each student must have included in the IEP appropriate measurable post-secondary goals based on age appropriate assessment related to:  Training  Education  Employment, and where appropriate  Independent living skills  The transition services (including courses of study) needed to assist the child in reaching those goals
  5. 5. + What does a Transition Coordinator do?  Workswith Local District Coordinators and Special Education teachers to assist students who will be transitioning from school to adult life  How???  By providing information and referral services  By attending IEP meetings  By assisting in planning and placement decisions  By coordinating and assisting with Transition Fairs  By organizing summer work opportunities for high school students
  6. 6. + Transition Partnership What do we mean?  PersonnelPlus Transition Services are provided to compliment the services the high school is already providing and related services, community  Instruction experiences, development of employment and vocational evaluation  All of these activities are coordinated based on the student’s individual needs
  7. 7. + Transition Partnership  Working in close collaboration with families and all related professionals who can assist  Everyone has the same goal: to prepare the student for the adult world of community life and work.
  8. 8. + Collaborative Service  Why bother with PersonnelPlus?  Most students need extra assistance to help them transition to meaningful adult roles  Plus, most will need assistance to maintain those roles  No one service provider can do it all  Together we create efficient service delivery  We are optimizing all our resources, and providing students with a wide variety of options  Collaborating helps expand what you can do  Together we can ultimately create better outcomes for the student  Collaboration facilitates achievement of transition goals
  9. 9. + Entitlement versus Eligibility A student is ENTITLED to services from school for as long as he/she is in school A student must be found ELIGIBLE for services after high school  PersonnelPlus can help answer questions about:  Where to go  Application processes and appointments  How to appeal adverse decisions
  10. 10. + Transition Timeline
  11. 11. + Transition Timeline
  12. 12. + Transition Timeline
  13. 13. + Strategies for Successful Transition  Start early! Encourage students to apply for County Board Services as soon as possible in order to be placed on the waiting list.  The student should be driving the goals, wants, needs, and actively participate in the entire process  Help the student and the teams have an awareness and understanding of strengths and limitations  Help parents buy into the outcome of the plan and the student becoming employed  Attend special events (transition fairs, job fairs, summer employment, etc.)  Good collaboration with all persons and community organizations who are involved with the student
  14. 14. + Community Collaborations  PersonnelPlus  County Board of Developmental Disabilities  RSC-BVR and BSVI  Rehabilitation Services Commission–Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation  Bureau of Services for the Visually Impaired  Mental Health Agencies  Children Services  Job and Family Services  Social Security Administration  Juvenile Court System  Community Action  Residential Living and Foster Care Networks
  15. 15. + Necessary Skills For Community Job Placement and Supported Employment  Initiative and desire to work  Motivation  Managing constructive criticism  Following directions  Anger management  Staying on task  Meeting productivity standards  Good attendance  Good hygiene  Employers are going to expect certain work related skills from all of their employees regardless of the presence or absence of a disability.
  16. 16. + PersonnelPlus Services  Job Shadowing  Job Sampling  Personal Adjustment  Work Adjustment  Job Development  Referral/Intake/Job Development  Placement/Job Tryout  Training Assistance  Follow Along  Job Seeking Skills Class
  17. 17. + Business Partners Personnel Plus currently has clients who are employees of the following:Ambassador Laundry I.D.S.Arnold Financial Service Kroner’s Animal ClinicATCO Janitorial Premiere VideoApp. Behavioral Healthcare SechkarBeacon Janitorial United Methodist ChurchCarpenter & Associates WASCO
  18. 18. + Where to begin?  Youmay refer a student for transition support from Personnel Plus by filling out a referral form  We will then contact the student and begin working with him/her in collaboration with the school  Referral forms can be obtained from the Personnel Plus office or from Chris Stewart, via email or fax  Parents,teachers, guidance counselors, and other school personnel may refer a student who is age 14 or older and has an IEP  Students over 18 years of age may refer themselves
  19. 19. + Summer YOUTH A summer employment program provided by PersonnelPlus. •During the months of June and July •For anyone ages 16-21 •Must have an IEP (Individual Education Plan) •Workers earn $7.30/hour •Work 4 days a week (Mon—Thu), 8:00am—12:00pm •Mondays are training days at Personnel Plus •Tue, Wed, and Thu are work days at the job site •Program is 6 weeks long
  20. 20. + Ask about getting some of these posters to display in your school and classroom.
  21. 21. + Contact Information www.personnelplus.org Chris Stewart Transition Coordinator (740) 592-3416 ext. 28 cstewart@athenscbdd.org

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