Transition News

Published: March 18th, 2019

Phoenix Business Meet and Greet/Tour for People with Disabilities and Supports

This tour/meet and greet is a chance for job seekers to see Cintas positions in action, meet local management and ask questions.  Building this connection allows job seekers who feel there are good fits to apply afterward and be able to directly follow up with the HR Manager to secure interviews.  All that is required to attend is an RSVP with the name of job seeker and/or employment service professionals attending.  Please feel free to attend if you are a professional even if you don’t have job seekers who are presently a good fit.  Cintas is committed to recruiting people with disabilities indefinitely so we want to be able to connect and build relationships. Click on this invitation for more information.

Posted in Transition News, Updates |
Published: March 5th, 2019

New Online Training Resources on Working with Youth in Transition

Pathways Transition Training Partnership has launched five new 5-7 minute video briefs on key concepts and skills for working with transition-aged youth and young adults. Each video brief is accompanied by discussion questions and links to resources for further learning. The new video briefs focus on working with Native American youth, working with LGBTQ youth, supporting young people as they form adult relationships, collaborating with peer support providers, and supporting youth advocacy.

Watch the trailer »

Access all 10 video briefs and related resources »

Posted in Transition News |
Published: January 30th, 2019

Arizona’s Annual Transition Conference Call for Papers/Call for Brochure Artwork Information

Secondary Transition Stakeholders, don’t miss the opportunity to showcase your hard work at Arizona’s Annual Transition Conference, Building Success: One Transition at a Time, being held August 19-21, 2019 at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge in Phoenix. The Transition Planning Committee is looking for innovative programs, promising practices, inspiring collaborations, and motivational students or personnel to present at this year’s conference. The form is at this link. The deadline for proposals is March 1, 2019. Contact Jeannette Zemeida with questions.

The conference is also a wonderful opportunity to highlight creative and inspirational artwork created by students with disabilities. If your student’s artwork is selected for the cover of the conference brochure (and to be used as the THEME), the student and his or her family members are eligible for a scholarship that covers registration and lodging costs (outside of the general Maricopa County area). The deadline for cover artwork submissions is Monday, April 1, 2019. Contact Andi Asel with questions.

We hope to see YOUR work and the work of YOUR students at the conference!

Posted in Transition News, Transition Trainings, Updates |
Published: January 15th, 2019

PD OPPORTUNITY: Dates Announced for Arizona’s Transition Conference and Directors’ Institute!

Hello Special Education Directors,

Mark your calendars!

ADE/ESS is pleased to announce the dates and location for Arizona’s Transition Conference and Directors’ Institute! Based on overwhelmingly positive response, both conferences will be held at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge in Phoenix.

Special notes:

  • The Directors’ Institute is moving from September to August
  • The Transition and Directors’ conferences will run consecutively within the same week.

Please see the flyer for dates and location. Questions can be directed to [email protected].

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Published: January 7th, 2019

CNBC: The 10 most in-demand skills of 2019, according to LinkedIn.

LinkedIn recently analyzed hundreds of thousands of job postings in order to determine which skills companies need most in 2019. They found that employers are looking for workers with both soft skills and hard technical skills and matched these skills with LinkedIn Learning courses that are free for the month of January. Click on the link to read the article and resources for your students.

Posted in Transition News |
Published: October 11th, 2018

Back to School Resources from the National Technical Assistance Center on Transition (NTACT)

Many students, teachers, families, and service providers are back to school and gearing up for a successful new year! Here are few resources to remember are available at NTACT’s website:

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Posted in Transition News, Updates |
Published: October 11th, 2018

Secondary Transition 101: What You Need to Know if You Are a First Year Secondary Teacher, VR Counselor, or Want to Assess Your Transition Practices

This back-to-school webinar provided by NTACT  focuses on what secondary transition teachers and VR counselors need to know in order to serve youth with disabilities in schools under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA). Basic information about IDEA, ADA, and how WIOA applies to providing transition services to youth with disabilities in high school. Session Outcomes: • Increase knowledge of transition requirements in IDEA • Increased awareness of quality transition planning practices and service delivery • Increased knowledge of other national laws as they relate to transition • Increased awareness of student-centered planning, family engagement, and cultural considerations

Presenter: Dr. Diane Bassett

Diane Bassett is a Professor Emerita at the University of Northern Colorado. She has taught, published, and held grants in the delivery of transition services for over 30 years.

Watch the Webinar


Posted in Transition News, Updates |
Published: August 14th, 2018

JAN Website Update

We are pleased to put a spotlight on the updated website layout of the Job Accommodation Network (JAN) to find resources.  JAN is the leading source of information on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues.  JAN applies practical solutions that benefit both the employer and the employee.  Assistance is available both over the phone and online – JAN is a trusted resource that can help you connect the pieces.

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