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Youth-Led , Y outh-Driven Webinars on Transition. Why we did it, what we did, and what’s next! S ponsored by the IDEA’s Partnership National Community of Practice on Transition May 14, 2014. Introductions Who is with us today?

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Youth led y outh driven webinars on transition

Youth-Led, Youth-Driven Webinars on Transition

Why we did it, what we did, and what’s next!

Sponsored by the IDEA’s Partnership National Community of Practice on Transition

May 14, 2014


Youth led y outh driven webinars on transition

Introductions

Who is with us today?

How have you been involved with the transition community of practice?


Session objectives

Session Objectives


Your engagement

Your Engagement

  • During the presentation, we encourage all to:


Your engagement1

Your Engagement


Youth led y outh driven webinars on transition

Why did we do it?


Origins

Origins

Christopher Coulston (DE), Emma Kemler (VA), Chris Nace (DC), Rachael Fiel (VA), Everett Deibler (PA)


The three webinars

The Three Webinars


Series objectives

Series objectives

  • We collected insights from youth and adult allies from Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Hampshire, Michigan, Arizona, California, and Virginia, so professionals could learn about:


Core beliefs

Core Beliefs


Collecting the wisdom

Collecting the Wisdom


Bridging the wisdom

Bridging the Wisdom

Experience

Practice

STorify


Sharing the wisdom

Sharing the Wisdom


Webinar 1 get the picture

Webinar #1: Get the Picture


Webinar 1 get the picture1

Webinar #1 Get the Picture


Video

Video


Who is involved in transition planning

Who is Involved in Transition Planning?

Does the student feel ‘invited’ or engaged in the process?


What was your role in transition planning

What was your role in transition planning?


When should transition planning start

When Should transition planning start?

Transition needsand shouldbe started earlier!

16 years old = is way too late!


Where did transition preparation and planning take place

Where did transition preparation and planning take place?


Why is it important for youth to lead their transition planning

Why is it important for youth to lead Their transition planning?


How can youth become the drivers of transition rather than the recipients

How can youth become ‘the drivers’ of transition, rather than ‘the recipients?’

I can Lead!


I feel engaged in transition when

I feel engaged in transition when…


What does youth engagement look like in transition

What does youth engagement look like in transition?


Webinar 2 get into the picture

Webinar #2Get Into the Picture


Webinar 2 get into the picture1

Webinar #2 Get Into the Picture


Youth led y outh driven webinars on transition

Knowing Yourself

How can you help youth identify their strengths, needs, accommodations and supports?


Key messages

Key Messages

  • Useful strategy to identify strengths, needs, accommodations and goals

  • Things to keep in mind:

    • Personal experiences are one of the best sources of information on yourself

    • Don’t overlook subtleties

    • Accommodations are designed to address needs—no irrelevant or overbearing measures!


Youth led y outh driven webinars on transition

Knowing Yourself

How can you help educate and empower youth so that they can communicate with those who support them?


Webinar 3 change the picture

Webinar #3Change The picture


Adult allies a change in mindset

ADULT ALLIES – A CHANGE IN MINDSET


Adult allies beliefs

Adult Allies – Beliefs


Partnerships

Partnerships

A young person should see an adult ally as a person who “always has their back”, but also knows when to “back off” so that the young person believes they can do anything!


Adult allies characteristics

Adult Allies – Characteristics


Questions young people may ask themselves

Questions Young People May Ask Themselves

Are my ideas really considered?

They tell me I need to be a self-advocate, but how can I be one, when I am given no power?

When I speak, the meeting ‘stops.’ I feel ‘yessed at,’ and then the meeting continues on.


Seeing the big picture

Seeing the Big Picture


The door of opportunity

The Door of Opportunity


Adult allies a change in mindset1

ADULT ALLIES – A CHANGE IN MINDSET

  • How can we collectively change the mindset of adult allies from “service providers” to partners to more fully engage youth?


Reflection on webinars

Reflection on Webinars


Your voice

Your Voice


Where can i get these resources

Where Can I Get These Resources?!

bit.ly/YouthWebinars2014


Thank you to the webinar planning team

Thank you to the webinar planning team


Youth led y outh driven webinars on transition

Contact us

Christopher Coulston – [email protected]

Clement Coulston – [email protected]

Christopher Nace– [email protected]

Everett Deibler– [email protected]

Matthew Shapiro – [email protected]

Joan Kester – [email protected]

Mariola Rosser – [email protected]


Idea partnership

Idea partnership

The IDEA Partnership is funded by the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) and is part of the Technical Assistance and Dissemination network

Visit the Website: www.ideapartnership.org

Call toll free line at: 1-877-IDEA INFO


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