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, 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
Who is with us today?
How have you been involved with the transition community of practice?
Why did we do it?
Christopher Coulston (DE), Emma Kemler (VA), Chris Nace (DC), Rachael Fiel (VA), Everett Deibler (PA)
Does the student feel ‘invited’ or engaged in the process?
Transition needsand shouldbe started earlier!
16 years old = is way too late!
I can Lead!
How can you help youth identify their strengths, needs, accommodations and supports?
How can you help educate and empower youth so that they can communicate with those who support them?
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!
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.
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
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