Meeting Agenda
Spotlight Speaker:
Kaila Smeach, MPH, CHES
Prevention Specialist II

Contact Information:
Holcomb Behavioral Health Systems
467 Creamery Way
Exton, PA 19341
tel: 610-363-1488

Handouts from Today's Session:

Secondary Transition Updates from PaTTAN:

Training and Date Reminders for 2013:
May 1, 2013 – Indicator 13 Cohort #5 Discussion and Analysis of Training (wrap-up)
Time: 9:00-10:30am

May 31, 2013 – PA Pos Cohort #3 – final submission date for the Exit Surveys

June 15, 2013 – Pa Pos Cohort #2 – final submission date for the Post Surveys

July 24-26 Transition Conference in Penn State

For you information only:


Transition Planning - Resource for Teachers:

The National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD/Youth) has released the policy brief "Using Individualized Learning Plans to Produce College and Career Ready High School Graduates," which summarizes findings and recommendations from a multi-year individualized learning plans (ILP) research and demonstration project funded by the Office of Disability Employment Policy. An ILP is both a document and a process that students use — with support from school counselors, teachers, and parents — to define their career goals and postsecondary plans in order to inform the student’s decisions about their courses and activities throughout high school. On March 26, from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT, NCWD/Youth will host a Twitter Chat on the subject of ILPs.

Individual Learning Plans - How to Guide

It's My Life deals with (you guessed it!) life and the stuff that we deal with every day. Whatever problem you're dealing with, believe it or not, other kids and teens have gone through the same thing. Here at It's My Life, you can read informative articles, share your stories, play games and activities, take quizzes and polls, watch video
What Is It's My Life?

Clips of other kids talking about their feelings and experiences, get advice from older kids and experts, and contribute your own comments and questions. It's My Life also features interviews with celebrities about stuff they had to go through when they were kids.

It's My Life is organized across six topic "channels": Friends, Family, School, Body, Emotions, and Money.

Looking for free tools that you and your teen can use to plan for the future?You’ve come to the right place!

Self advocates and government agencies are developing great transition planning tools. But they’re scattered all over the web and hard to find.
Here’s where you’ll discover some of the best tools available. Organized by topic.

For Youth:

Post-Secondary Resources:

Employment Resources:

ADA's Employment Guide:

Career Exploration:

external image employment_tool_kit_cover.jpgAutism Speaks would like to help adults with autism with their employment search by giving them tools and tips while they look for a job!
Adults on the autism spectrum have strengths and abilities that employers are just beginning to understand. We have created this Employment Tool Kit, written directly to adults with autism, to help them research, find and keep employment in the current, competitive labor market. Stories, tips and resources were developed by a collaboration of people, including adults with autism, dedicated to increasing the employment participation of adults on the spectrum.
external image cafe_employees.jpgAlthough this Employment Tool Kit is geared towards adults on the spectrum, we know that families, transition coordinators, vocational rehabilitation staff, business leaders and anyone who is helping someone with autism find and keep employment will also find this resource helpful!

Independent Living Resources:

Summer Camp Resources:
Autism Speaks:


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