News and Noteworthy Archived News Items

The Amazing Race to Employment

(posted June 03, 2015)

“The Amazing Race to Employment” is an organized effort aimed at uniting students with disabilities with local employers in Manitowoc, WI. Studies have shown that employment experience before high school graduation greatly increases the potential for a life of continued paid employment. READ MORE

Transition Summit, June 9-10 in Lawrence, Kansas

(posted May 06, 2015)

Transition Coalition is hosting the Transition Summit June 9-10 in Lawrence, KS focusing on secondary transition, dropout prevention, and post-school outcomes. This conference is open to everyone involved in transition for youth! Register by May 8th for the reduced registration rate of $100. Brad Cohen is the keynote and presenters include Mary Morningstar (college & career readiness), Kathleen Lane (behavioral screening in secondary schools), Deanne Unruh (working with delinquent youth), Debra Hart (postsecondary options) Jamie Basham (universal design for learning for secondary youth), George Tilson (identifying employment supports for youth) and MANY MORE. More Information and tentative schedule

Opening Doors to Postsecondary Education and Training: Planning for Life After High School

(posted April 15, 2015)

Download this great handbook on preparing students with disabilities for postsecondary education and training developed by the Wisconsin Dept. of Public Instruction.  GO TO THE HANDBOOK

NSTTAC and NTACT Webinar Series

(posted April 02, 2015)

The National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center (NSTTAC) and the National Technical Assistance Center of Transition (NTACT) are hosting three webinars in May focusing on related service providers and secondary transition. Please share this with your related service providers. MORE INFORMATION

Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act

(posted March 16, 2015)

The ABLE Act allows for the establishment of 529A savings accounts for people with disabilities that does not disqualify the recipient from receiving federal benefits such as Medicaid or SSI. READ MORE

The NEW Parent Transition Survey

(posted March 02, 2015)

This survey was originally created by a local transition council and was updated in 2014. The purpose is to assist in identifying parents/family preferences and thoughts for their son/daughter for life after high school. Now available in English and Spanish! VIEW SURVEY