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Published: December 7th, 2018

PROFESSIONAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITY- Training Interpreters in Public Schools (TIPS)

Special Education Directors, Exceptional Student Services is pleased to announce a professional learning opportunity for Arizona’s school-based sign language interpreters. Training Interpreters in Public Schools (TIPS) was developed by TASK12 at the Center for Technical Assistance for Excellence in Special Education (TAESE) at Utah State University. This intensive program begins with a face-to-face training with [Read more…]

Posted in Professional Learning and Sustainability, Updates |
Published: December 3rd, 2018

AzSAP (Arizona Statewide Autism Project) Webinar #1

Don’t forget to mark your calendars for the Arizona Statewide Autism Project’s first project webinar on December 10th! Topic: Links: Connecting Lessons and Routines to Student IEP Goals Webinar Description: This webinar will provide teachers with information on how to write IEP goals for Links lessons and routines. Examples of IEP goals for Links lessons [Read more…]

Posted in Autism |
Published: November 30th, 2018

RECRUITMENT INFO: Registration for 2019 Statewide Arizona Education Job Fairs Now Available

Special Education Administrators: The ADE/ESS is pleased to announce that registration for the 2019 Statewide Arizona Education Job Fair and the 2019 Southern Arizona Education Job Fair is now open! The job fairs are a one-stop opportunity for schools and job-seekers with on-site networking, interviewing, fingerprinting, certification information, and more. Please see this flyer for [Read more…]

Posted in Professional Learning and Sustainability, Updates |
Published: November 29th, 2018

RECRUITMENT/RETENTION INFO: Focus Groups Survey, Your Help Needed

Special Education Directors: At the Directors’ Institute this fall, Exceptional Student Services was pleased to announce a new initiative to support beginning special education teachers. This new support system, designed for special education teachers in their first three years of teaching, is part of our ongoing efforts to recruit and retain special education teachers on [Read more…]

Posted in Updates |
Published: November 13th, 2018

ESS DATA COLLECTION INFO: Indicator 8 Parent Involvement Survey is Open

Dear Special Education Directors, All school districts and charter schools are required to annually administer the State Performance Plan Indicator 8: Parent Involvement Survey to parents of students with an Individualized Education Program (IEP). Get Started Today! Log into ADEConnect and select ESS Data Surveys. If you don’t have access to the survey application or [Read more…]

Posted in Parent Involvement Survey, Updates |
Published: October 30th, 2018

Announcing the launch of

The Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center (WINTAC) is excited to announce the launch of Explore-Work.Com, a series of web-based modules for students with disabilities specific to the five required pre-employment transition service activities. Go Explore Work!

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: NTACT’s Lesson Plans at Teachers Pay Teachers NTACT on Pinterest Guide to School Community Business Partnerships Effective Practices to Teach Academic, Employment, and Life Skills [Read more…]

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: [Read more…]

Posted in Transition News, Updates |