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1 Centers Hatching Initiatives for Realizing Potential Carri George Maryland IL Conference June 8, 2011

2 Purpose To improve cooperative working relationships between CILs, SILCs, and Vocational Rehabilitation agencies by focusing on the common goal of successfully transitioning young people with disabilities to adult roles in their communities.

3 GOALS To develop tools, techniques and strategies for CILs to add value to transition services in the state of Texas. To build communities of support for youth in transition by strengthening collaboration. Disseminate and replicate across the country.

4 Successful Collaboration Does Not Happen by Accident Commitment Communication Strong Leadership from Key Decision Makers Understanding the Culture of Collaborating Agencies Stakeholders view of factors that impact successful interagency collaboration. Exceptional Children; Reston; Winter 2003; Lawrence J Johnson; Debbie Horn; Brian Yai Yung Tam; Maggie LaDMontagne; Susan A Johnson

5 Successful Collaboration Does Not Happen by Accident Providing Adequate Resources for Collaboration Minimizing Turf Issues Engaging in Serious Preplanning Stakeholders view of factors that impact successful interagency collaboration. Exceptional Children; Reston; Winter 2003; Lawrence J Johnson; Debbie Horn; Brian Yai Yung Tam; Maggie LaDMontagne; Susan A Johnson

6 Creating Communities of Practice Coalescing Around Issues: Focus on common goal of transition from school to adult roles Ensuring Relevant Participation: Buy in from the top Doing Work Together: Accomplish more together than we could separately Leading by Convening: Sponsor and resources to bring people to the table

7 Creating the Community Sensing issues Transition of young people with disabilities from school to adult roles Seeking participation CILs and VR Transition Counselors Strengthening an emerging community Structure for support and follow-up Fostering collaboration and envisioning possible actions

8 Taking Action El Paso CHIRP GroupSummer Jobs Program for Youth with Disabilities DallasTransition Connection, Mobile Transition Services AustinTransportation Advocacy, RMOG, Job Club AmarilloJob Fair TylerTraining on Job Application Process

9 Structural Components Task Orientation Relationship Orientation Learning Orientation Tools Six Thinking Hats Goal setting and planning process CD of all training materials and resources SharePoint site Hidden Resource Finder

10 Structural Components Stories Evaluation

11 Emerging Issues Support from leadership for participation in the collaboration Showing that this work is valuable and contributes to outcomes Involving parents and families

12 Sustaining the Community Texas CILs become peer mentors in APRIL CIL to CIL Peer Mentoring Network Web-based training and resources available CHIRP group on Facebook


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