Connecting for Success: Shared Expectations, Responsibilities, and Outcomes
August 24–26, 2015
Talking Stick Resort
9800 East Indian Bend Road
Please visit the 2015 Transition Conference website, http://www.azed.gov/special-education/2015-transition-conference, for additional information.
Arizona’s Fifteenth Annual Transition Conference, Connecting for Success: Shared Expectations, Responsibilities, and Outcomes, invites the submission of proposals for breakout sessions. This year’s conference is structured around three topical strands: 1) Connecting with Youth; 2) Connecting with Families; and 3) Connecting with Agency and Community Partners. This collaborative, cross-stakeholder event includes youth and young adults with disabilities, family members and caregivers, state agency staff, educators, service providers, and community members who share a commitment to the successful transition of students to adult life.
Proposal submissions are invited that address one of the three strands, include practical and replicable activities or strategies, and focus on strengths as they relate to:
• Best practices/evidence-based practices;
• Implementation strategies;
• Outcomes and/or products; and
• Tools to share that support replication.
Proposals will be chosen to create a balance of topics that will appeal to a variety of audiences.
To view the Call for Papers, please click here.
Arizona’s Fifteenth Annual Transition Conference Planning Committee is seeking artwork designed by students with IEPs for this year’s conference brochure cover. Any student currently enrolled in an Arizona public education agency (PEA) or approved private school who is identified with a disability and is between the ages of 14 and 22 is eligible to submit an entry. The entry submission deadline is Friday, March 6, 2015.
The first-place winning entry will be used on the brochure cover. Other winning entries will be used throughout the conference brochure, and all student entries will be acknowledged by the Arizona Department of Education/Exceptional Student Services. The theme, Connecting for Success: Shared Expectations, Responsibilities, and Outcomes, reflects the importance of making connections with the people, agencies, and resources that support engagement, independence, and successful post-school outcomes for students with disabilities. The cover artist winner and his or her family will be offered scholarships to attend the conference.
To view the Call for Cover Artwork, please click here.
Registration is scheduled to begin in May 2015 – check back regularly for updates!