Please join us for the third in our monthly Web Cast Series. This month, WCBVI Transition Coordinator David Ballmann will be covering how to move from high school to post-secondary programs. We plan this as the first of a series of programs dedicated to this important subject area.
He will cover:
Introduction to transition:
- What are the transition requirements of I.D.E.A.?
- How does the transition process work?
- And who should be involved; what team members are responsible for what transition goals?
We will also cover Employment:
- How to gain basic work skills.
- How to gain work experience.
- How to get work opportunities including job shadowing, volunteering, working at home, and school.
The second in the series, on February 15 will cover:
- Where to start with self-advocacy skills.
- What to know; knowing yourself, your disabilities and limitations, what works, accommodations.
- Knowledge of disability legislation; I.D.E.A., ADA, civil rights law.
DPI Opening Doors publications
(links to Opening Door to Employment, Opening Doors to Postsecondary Education and Opening Doors to Self Determination)
Office for the Blind and Visually Impaired
(provide services to adult blind/VI relating to living independently)
Transition Planning for Students with Disabilities
(information about transition legislation)
(a job seekers website with assessments including an interest inventory)
Wisconsin Dept. of Health Services
(provides longterm care, sometimes called adult services, for those with significant disabilities)
Wisconsin Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
(provides services aimed at obtaining employment for individuals with disabilities)
Wisconsin Transition Initiative
(information and resources about transition in Wisconsin including annual Transition Conference)
Wisconsin Youth First
(a website for youth by youth)
- Youth Leadership Forum Application