New Professional Development Learning Opportunity in Effective Transition Practices for Students with Significant Disabilities
The Kentucky Autism Training Center (KATC), in collaboration with the University of Kentucky’s Kentucky Works (www.kentuckyworks.org) is offering a free professional development opportunity for teachers, related service personnel and administrators.
As you may well know, employment outcomes for youth and young adults with the most significant disabilities (i.e., students with moderate and severe intellectual disabilities, autism, and/or multiple disabilities) are the poorest of any disability categories served under IDEA. Our federally-mandated transition requirements under both the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA) require that we do all we can to change this dismal outlook for our students – these modules are designed to give you the tools to make that happen!
Each module takes about one hour to complete, includes interactive questions throughout, and a post-test to earn a printable certificate, documenting your successful completion of the course. Simply go to: http://www.kentuckyworks.org/modules/ and click on the module that you wish to review, and click the link for that module to “Take Course for Credit.”
Transition 101: What We All Need to Know About Transition for Students with Significant Disabilities is an overview of the current status of employment outcomes for youths with the most significant disabilities in KY, the key steps in the transition process itself, the legal requirements and the roles of each agency, types of employment (competitive, supported, and customized), and the development of measurable post-secondary goals for transition-age youth. (approved for two hours EILA credit)
Transition 102: Important Predictors for Post-School Success describes the key, evidence-based predictors of post-school competitive employment for youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The second part of the module discusses four additional variables related to successful transitions for students with significant disabilities, and highlights resources available to educators and other professionals in KY in putting these variables into practice. (approved for two hours EILA credit)
Benefits 101: A Guided Study of Your Own Situation provides a one-hour overview of how earned income may affect eligibility for an entitlement to social security disability benefits and supplemental security income. This module allows the user to calculate the impact of wages upon his or her own unique situation, or that of his or her students or clients.
Register for course: https://www.hdilearning.org/product/overview-of-disability-benefits-employment/