Resources for PaPOS Surveys this year:

A page explaining the PaPOS to youth has been built on the Secondary Transition Guide website. The direct link to the page is http://secondarytransition.org/page/post_school_outcomes_survey. We are encouraging schools administering the exit surveys to visit this webpage with their exiting students when administering the PaPOS. In particular, the video resource “Be A Superstar: Take the Survey (English) and (Spanish)” may encourage improved response rates when administering the post-school surveys.

Also, please refer to the PaTTAN webpage on PaPOS, where they will find additional guidance information on contacting hard-to-reach youth. The direct URL to that page is: http://www.pattan.net/category/Educational%20Initiatives/Secondary%20Transition/page/Pennsylvania_Post_School_Outcome_Survey_PaPOS__Indicator_14.html






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Webinars:

May 2014:
  • May 1, 2014(9:00 am - 11:00 am)– Discussion and Analysis of the 2013-14 PA Training Model, Webinar for Cohort # 1 LEAs
  • May 19, 2014 – (9:00 am – 11:00 am) IU and PaTTAN Consultants monthly webinar

June 2014:
  • June 4, 2014 – (9:00 am – 11:00 am) – Secondary Transition and Inclusive Practices Webinar (RESCHEDULED from March 19, 2014)
    • Look at current national trends – employment, college nationally and link for PA
  • June 9, 2014 -– (9:00 am – 11:00 am) IU and PaTTAN Consultants monthly webinar


Activities:

May 2014:

  • Tour the Red Rock Job Corps Center (Pennsylvania’s residential Job Corps Center) May 2, 2014. Tour will be from 10 am to 2 pm. Please RSVP by Friday April 18th by calling 1-800-269-5640 or emailing moser.dan@jobcorps.org

  • CREATIVE OPTIONS FORUM Choices Beyond Group Homes May 10, 2014 10 AM - 3:30 PM Giant Conference Center, 315 York Road Willow Grove, PA 19090 REGISTER ONLINE: TheTrainingPartnership.org EMAIL: training@temple.edu PHONE: 1-866-865-6170



  • The Down Syndrome Association of Delaware (DSA of DE) will host the 11th Annual Buddy Walk in Newark at the University of Delaware on Sunday, May 11th. Nearly 2,000 people will walk one mile to promote awareness for their Buddies (all people with Down syndrome) while raising money for local efforts. http://secure.dsadelaware.org/Events/2014-Buddy-Walk_2370.aspx


July 2014:
  • Transition Vocational Initiative (TVI) Career Awareness Summer Program for students who are blind or visually impaired: July 6 - 18, 2014 at Overbrook School for the Blind, Phila. , PA Contact: Stephanie Hays shays@obs.org or 267-670-2577
  • Transition Conference 2014
    • July 15, 2014 Pre-Conference, Penn Stater Conference Center
    • July 16-18, 2014 Penn Stater Conference Center




Summer Programs


external image CLE_Newsletter_2013_Mar_01.jpg CLE: College Living Experience Summer Options. Go tohttp://experiencecle.com/




Expressions Day Camp at George School: email campaoncepts.org




Montgomery County Intermediate Unit Summer Compass Program: a unique summer transition experience designed to prepare students with disabilities for real life! For more information, please contact: Maria DeLuca at 610-755-9448 or mdeluca@mciu.org




Camp Programs from the Phila. Dept of Rec. On the www.cap4kids.org/philadelphia wesite, under the Camp sub menu (click here), you will find links to various camp programs from the Dept of Rec site, to Ladore Summer Camp, Girls Leadership Camp, Artology, and Dragonfly Forest (a camp for kids with several chronic medical conditions).




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Social Security Administration
Dear Colleague:
We are proud to announce the launch of Social Security’s disability education and awareness initiative, “The Faces and Facts of Disability.” Through this campaign, we hope to educate the public about the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program and dispel common misconceptions. To learn more about the campaign, visit our Faces and Facts of Disability website atwww.socialsecurity.gov/disabilityfacts.
Please help us spread the word.
As part of this campaign, we developed a series of outreach materials for groups and organizations, athttp://www.socialsecurity.gov/disabilityfacts/materials.html, which includes fact sheets, newsletter articles, posters, social media content, PowerPoint slides, and web widgets.



external image logo_CPI.gifSupported Employment Resource Book http://practiceinnovations.org/Portals/0/Instructions/IPS/workbook_final_online_03-30-14.pdf




external image nsttac-logo.pngNSTTAC, in partnership with other organizations focused on employment of youth and young adults with disabilities, has launched a newly reorganized Youth to Work Coalition (YTWC) website<http://www.nsttac.org/ytw/home>, accessible through NSTTAC's website. The purpose of this website is to house resources that help link resources for work-based learning experiences for youth with disabilities.



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external image ccrsc-logo.jpg college & career readiness & success centerhttp://www.ccrscenter.org/





DISABILITY & RURAL COMMUNITIES - training guide for people with disabilities who live in rural areas. http://www.cfilc.org/home/docs/Disability-and-Rural-Communities-Guide.pdf




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external image footerlogo.png The Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living http://www.lvcil.org/





external image logo.gif www.211sepa.org Directory of Health and Human Service Programs
To find resources like food pantries, emergency shelters, transportation, health clinics, rent or utility assistance, legal help, and more.




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The Early Reach Initiative is an outreach service through the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) to enhance current services for youth with disabilities whom are age 14 and over. Early Reach Coordinators can help to begin a conversation about youths’ future job goals, to facilitate planning for a work life after high school, and OVR can assist with the supports necessary to train for, obtain, and maintain employment. For further information please contact: Early Reach Coordinators: Jill Grossberg, MSS, LSW # 215-560-4193 jgrossberg@pa.gov; Cameo PoseyMSS, LSW #215-560-1951 caposey@pa.gov