Breakout Session 1

Tuesday, 1:45-2:45 p.m.


Pilot Lessons Learned
Golden Delicious Rooms 1 & 2

Facilitated conversation with Jamie Buchholz, Ande Chapman, Cindy Duncan, Deb Howard, and Ed Koehl, CCTS; moderated by Jay Shepherd, CCTS.

CCTS Transition Specialists discuss successes and challenges from the two-year pilot project, focusing on Transition Learning Community activities.

PPT: Pilot LessonsPDF: Pilot LessonsHandout: Transition Sequence


Special Education – The Basics You Need to Know
Gala Rooms 1 & 2

Presented by Kris Hirschmann, CCTS and Amy Lystad, DVR.

This session provides an overview of special education requirements concerning transition services and the responsibilities for schools in meeting the mandates of the law. An essential part of the presentation will discuss the collaboration and partnerships that are necessary for successful transition for students.

PPT: Special Education 101 | PDF: Special Education 101


T-Folio: Online Transition Curriculum
Gala Rooms 3 & 4

Presentation and facilitated conversation with Lacey Hertlein, Washington High School; moderated by Jennifer Stanton, CCTS.

This session introduces the newest CCTS platform, T-Folio, a free online transition curriculum designed for high school aged youth to use with the assistance of school and DVR facilitators.

PPT: T-FolioPDF: T-FolioHandout: T-Folio Overview


Working Together: Building DVR and School Partnerships
Fuji Rooms 1 & 2

Presented by Tammie Doyle and Becky Gellerson, DVR; Dr. Marcus Poppen, WSU; Midge Rigsby-Eldredge, Spokane Public Schools.

A basic overview of the patterns of services available from DVR, federal regulations that describe VR’s role in coordinating with education officials, and how DVR and school partnerships can support transition-aged youth with disabilities. Participants will also learn about the DVR Customer Service Manual and hear from a local DVR and school partnership.

PPT: Working Together | PDF: Working Together


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