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Gail Lott's Secondary Transition office hours have concluded for the 2022-2023 school year. Secondary Transition Office Hours will resume in the fall; please check back for more information.
Providing Secondary Transition Services During COVID
Our team has collected resources and tools specific to secondary transition that may be useful as you plan for students.
View the Secondary
Transition & COVID Resources
What is Secondary Transition? It is the process of preparing students for adult life after they leave high school and can be thought of as a bridge between school programs and the opportunities of adult life, including higher education or training, employment, independent living and community participation. Transition planning provides opportunities for students with disabilities to experience positive post-school outcomes, such as:
- higher graduation rate
- lower dropout rates
- increased enrollment in colleges and universities
- higher rates of competitive employment
- increase levels of independence
2023 Transition Leadership Institute
Find all details about the 2023 Transition Leadership Institute here
Transition Action Planning - Check & Connect
Gail Lott will be holding virtual "Check & Connects" of Transition Action Plans developed during the Transition Leadership Institute. Check and Connect provides an opportunity for AU personnel to update and monitor progress on their transition action plans. Check and Connect also clarifies processes within the transition programming tool and provides opportunities for interaction with the state and national transition experts.
- May 9, 2023 from 3:30 - 4:30 pm - Close/Finalize Plans
Secondary Transition Regional Meetings
The purpose of these meetings is to build the capacity of those who work with transition-aged youth by providing an opportunity for providers to network and collaborate, as well as share resources, strategies, best practices, and brainstorm solutions to issues that impact their local district/administrative unit. Through these meetings, participants are kept up-to-date on changes in federal and state policies and practices that affect transition services and programming that directly influence the post-school outcomes of students with disabilities.
These meetings are open to all school district transition providers.
Regional Meeting Dates:
- Dates for Fall 2023 TBD
PSO Interview Postcards
The Post School Outcomes Interview Postcards are now available for print. The PSO Interview Postcards (PDF) will be best if printed on cardstock.
Each month, the CDE Secondary Transition Specialist will host Transition Talks covering a variety of topics related to effective secondary transition planning. Visit the Transition Talks webpage for dates and additional information.
Regional Meetings for Secondary Transition Personnel - We Need to Hear from You!
- What is going on in your region?
- What topics are relevant to you?
- What challenges are you facing?
- How might your state transition team assist you?
Please share your needs via the Secondary Transition Providers link.
Secondary Transition Training Events
Please reference the Secondary Transition Support Trainings and Opportunities (PDF) to view the various professional development and technical assistance opportunities available upon request.
- Secondary Transition Support Trainings and Opportunities (PDF)
- Secondary Transition Training Request Form (Google Doc)
State Toolkit for Examining Post-School Success (STEPSS)
Secondary Transition 101: Writing Meaningful IEPs
- Module 1 provides an introduction to secondary transition requirements.
- Module 2 provides an introduction to components of meaningful secondary transition IEPs.
Recorded Webinar: Assistive Technology for Employment: An Introduction to Technology Options to Support Transitioning Youth
Jim Sandstrum provides an overview and introduction to Assistive Technologies, which have the potential to improve employment outcomes for youth with disabilities as they enter the workforce. Demonstration and examples include options in support of cognitive function, vision, hearing, mobility and mental health.
Recorded Training: Writing Post-School Goals for Students with Significant Support Needs
Writing employment and training post-school goals for students with significant/complex needs is very challenging. This training offers guidance and examples to consider when writing post-school goals for students with significant/complex support needs.
Participants will learn:
- how to develop PSGs for students with significant/complex support needs.
- to consider what a meaningful day means when developing PSGs.
- to consider natural and community supports to meet students’ needs.
Secondary Transition Requirements
Gail Lott, EdD
Principal Consultant / Secondary Transition Specialist
Email Gail Lott
Phone: (303) 501-0347
Principal Consultant / Inter-Agency Transition Liaison
Email Katie Oliver
Phone: (720) 413-4006
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