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SEA’s Must Reserve 15-30% of N or D Funds for Transition!. Transition Must Be Important! Title I, Part D, Transition Conference October 12 -14, 2004. Transition is Important!. The Law Requires It Lessons Learned: What We Know How the TA Center Can Help. What We Know?.

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SEA’s Must Reserve 15-30% of N or D Funds for Transition!

Transition Must Be Important!

Title I, Part D, Transition Conference

October 12 -14, 2004

National Evaluation and TA Center for the Education of Children Who Are Neglected, Delinquent or At Risk


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Transition is Important!

  • The Law Requires It

  • Lessons Learned: What We Know

  • How the TA Center Can Help

NETAC Portland Transition Conference


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What We Know?

  • “We can, whenever and where ever we choose, successfully teach all children whose schooling is of interest to us.” —Ron Edmunds, Pioneer Educator

  • Education is the only equalizer for these kids. (Anonymous)

NETAC Portland Transition Conference


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“Ah- Hah” Moments You Have Probably Had About Need for Transition Planning!

  • A huge gap exists for youth between community schools and detention or correctional facilities and/or children changing schools due to other out-of-home placements

  • A huge gap exists between institutional schools and community schools when children and youth go back again to their homes, community schools or to work

  • Congress and the U.S. Department of Education agree with practitioners that there is insufficient, if any, formalized transition planning and support to protect the educational progress made

  • More youth return to school when they are encouraged and supported by the adults in their lives

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Effective Transition Planning Transition Planning!

  • Joint planning for transition to and from placement

  • Timely transfer of records whenever student’s move from one placement to another

  • Family involvement in planning and implementation of plan

  • Family supports and services to make the plan work

  • Caring adult, who prioritizes education, to advocate for the youth and his family through the transition process

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Social Skills Transition Planning!

Survival skills

Independent living skills

Pre-employment training

Law-related education

Fun

Fun

Fun

Equip Youth to Meet Their Most Basic Needs First!

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Transportation stipends Transition Planning!

A Mentor

Alcohol and drug abuse counseling

Vocational assessment and counseling

Work experience and placement

Health education

Training for parenthood

Driver’s education

Work and Non-Traditional Supports to Include

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Because The Laws Say So! Transition Planning!

  • Section 1401 in NCLB

  • JJDP Act, Title II

  • IDEA Sub Part 14, Section 5541

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It Really Is the Law! Transition Planning!

  • Gary Rutkin talked about Section 1401 of NCLB and the requirement to provide services needed to make successful transitions to further schooling and to prevent students from dropping out of the education process. Youth in facilities that are for neglected or delinquent youth must be prioritized by their SEAs in an effort to assure their ability to compete with their non-institutionalized peers.

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It Really is the Law x 2! Transition Planning!

  • Title II of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 2002 requires states to provide comprehensive juvenile justice and delinquency prevention programs that meet the needs of youth through collaboration with other agencies and local systems before which youth may appear, including school, cw, mh, health care orgs, law enforcement agencies, courts….. It specifically requires: 1) educational programs to encourage juveniles to stay in middle, secondary and/or alternative schools; 2) To provide services to assist juveniles in making the transition to the world of work and self sufficiency, and enhance coordination with local schools that such juveniles would otherwise attend; 3) Assure that the instruction juveniles receive outside their schools be closely aligned with the instruction provided in their home schools; and any information regarding learning disabilities identified in other placements be communicated to the schools.

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It is the Law x 3! Transition Planning!

  • The Individuals With Disabilities Education Act ensures that all children with disabilities have available to them a free and appropriate public education that emphasizes special education and related services designed to meet their unique needs and prepare them for employment and independent living. (Parts B & C of IEP Process)

  • IDEA requires transitions plans be included for special education students 14 years old and older. It also requires that plans for children over 16 include vocational plans

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It is the Right Thing To Do! Transition Planning!

  • These children are among the most vulnerable in our society and they have a right to a free and appropriate public education.

  • The cost of one high school dropout is expected to be over $200K in his/her lifetime.—Joan Heilbrunn and Ken Seeley, 2002,

  • The cost of allowing one youth to leave school for a life of crime and of drug abuse is $1,700,000 -$2,300,000 annually. — Title II of the Reauthorization of the JJDP Act of 2002.

  • “We can, whenever and wherever we choose, successfully teach all children whose education is of interest to us.”— Ron Edmunds, Pioneer Educator

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