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RespectAbility - Best Practices in Action - Iowa

Iowa ranks third overall in the nation in terms of empowering people with disabilities to get jobs and enter the workforce. The state has consistently achieved great employment outcomes through a combination of innovative programs and a strong focus on youth employment. Join us for a conversation about what Iowa is doing to create pathways for youth with disabilities even in rural areas of the state.  Featuring David Mitchell, Administrator of Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services (IVRS).

Developing Options for Student Work Experiences

ABOUT THE WEBINAR
Valley High School (VHS) in West Des Moines has developed a variety of options to provide work experience for students with disabilities.
Presenters Kerry Ketcham, David Perrigo, and Dr. Alissa Underfer will share information about Tiger Perk, VHS’s school‐based coffee shop providing
actual job experience, and Career Academy, a program for students that provides learning supports to complete career certifications in different fields of study such as food service, retail, or as a care provider for agencies in Iowa. 

Summary of Performance

Near the end of a student's last year of high school IEP teams should discuss and record some of the the youth's activities, successful accommodations and the progress made.             The Summary of Performance (SOP) is what the form is called that the team should complete together.  

DMACC/STRIVE Program

(p. 800-362-2127)

Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP)

This webinar hosted by Iowa Department of Education, covers the basics of Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP) and its connections to transition planning and pre-employment transition services.

A Transition Guide for Youth with Disabilities

This guide was created by the the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services(OSER) of the US Department of Education.  It is OSERS' mission to improve early childhood, educational and employment outcomes fand raise expectations for all indivdiuals with disabilities, their families,their  communities and the nation.This guide includes real life examples, a sample flow chart of the transition process and a glossary of key terms used in the transition planning process.

AIM and other AT Treasures for Students
 
This Transition Talk webinar featured guest speaker Maggie Pickett, AT Consultant with the Dept. of Education. Maggie shared information in regards to Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM) as well as the “buried treasures” of Chrome apps, extensions and add-ons.

Iowa ranks third overall in the nation in terms of empowering people with disabilities to get jobs and enter the workforce. The state has consistently achieved great employment outcomes through a combination of innovative programs and a strong focus on youth employment. Join us for a conversation about what Iowa is doing to create pathways for youth with disabilities even in rural areas of the state.  Featuring David Mitchell, Administrator of Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services (IVRS).

A TRANSITION GUIDE TO POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT FOR YOUTH WITH DISABILITIES

The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services of the US Department of Education just released a guide for students and youth with disabilities, their families and the professionals who support them.  The publication discusses issues of education and employment that face youth and their families while planning for the transition to adult living, learning and working.

Click to read A Transition Guide - Postsecondary Education and Employment for Students with Disabilities