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1 T RANSITION FROM H IGH S CHOOL TO P OSTSECONDARY September 16, 2014

2 O UR C ONVERSATION TONIGHT … What are your questions? What information do you need? Transition Overview Postsecondary in Oakland County A little bit of Data Frequently Asked Questions & Things to Consider Resources

3 T RANSITION IN O AKLAND C OUNTY : L OOKING D OWN THE R OAD Examples Not only, not better, might look a little different… Keep it Big Picture Individual Specific district Perspective Your son/daughter Oakland County Call Me

4 S TUDENTS WITH IEP S IN O AKLAND C OUNTY 28 School Districts plus PSAs 22,556 Students with IEPs Grade Students 28 School Districts + 28 PSA (7 Secondary PSAs) 22,556 students with IEPs 914 Students Grade 14 3,500 approx. Students Statewide Grade 14

5 A GE R ANGE S NAPSHOT WWW. MISCHOOLDATA. ORG WWW. MISCHOOLDATA. ORG Oakland Co years old Michigan 3, year olds

6 D ISABILITY S NAPSHOT WWW. MISCHOOLDATA. ORG WWW. MISCHOOLDATA. ORG

7 U NGRADED S NAPSHOT - G RADE 14 WWW. MISCHOOLDATA. ORG WWW. MISCHOOLDATA. ORG

8 IDEA & T RANSITION The purposes of IDEA include ensuring that all children with disabilities have available to them a free appropriate public education (FAPE) that emphasizes special education and related services designed to meet their unique needs and prepare them for further education/training, employment, and independent living. [34 CFR 300.1(a)] [20 U.S.C. 1400(d)(1)(A)]

9 W HAT IS T RANSITION ? Search Secondary Transition

10 T RANSITION S ERVICES : A COORDINATED SET OF ACTIVITIES A Results-oriented process Focus on academic achievement and functional performance Movement from school to post school activities B Based on individual needs considering strength Interests and preferences. C Includes: Further education/training Employment Independent living

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12 T RANSITION The IDEA requires the IEP team address appropriate postsecondary goals & the transition services required to assist the child in reaching those goals not later than the first IEP to be in effect when the child turns CFR (b) Michigan General practice considers transition 8 th grade with the completion of the Educational Development Plan (EDP) and preparation for high school

13 P ERSPECTIVE OF P OSTSECONDARY T RANSITION IN M ICHIGAN Operated by ISD Center program Not always in local district Kent County Regional Centers Macomb County Lutz Macomb Academy Rising Stars PSA Local district - Utica

14 L OCAL D ISTRICT S UPPORT Oakland County Transition Association (OCTA) Community of Practice 50 member group Each district represented & includes Public School Academies (PSAs) Transition liaison for their district variety of roles & responsibilities Monthly meetings Technical Assistance Support of SPP Indicators Resources

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17 P OSTSECONDARY T RANSITION P ROGRAMS /S ERVICES #1 Students with IEPS, need to be educated in and connected to the people and places where they live Programs for All (PfA) formally known as ‘Center’ are for complex needs – behavior/health 23/28 District Postsecondary Programs/Services Students attend local district postsecondary transition unless IEP Team determines other, based on student need(s)

18 P OSTSECONDARY W ORK G ROUP #13 Foundations of Postsecondary Establish Common Language to Describe Postsecondary Make Explicit Postsecondary Programs & Student Characteristics Differentiate between Types of Postsecondary Program Intents Establish Curriculum Guidelines/IDEA Requirements for Postsecondary Transition Programs

19 P OSTSECONDARY W ORK G ROUP #14 Work Group #14 Bridging the Gap between School and Adult Services Tom Kendziorski, Executive Director ARC of Oakland – Chairperson Development of Specific Strategies to Bridge the Gap Translator Tool Age Scope & Sequence with Points to Consider Focus on Preparation for Employment Common Definitions System of Preparation Timeframe February 3, 2015 – March 17, 2015 Work Group Members Agencies – vocational rehabilitation, community mental health, advocacy Parents – PAC representatives Education – Local school districts

20 D IPLOMA & G RADUATION For most students w/IEP, the goal is a high school diploma Awarding a diploma is a local district decision based on the completion of state & local district requirements Paths to diploma EDP alignment Personal Curriculum Career Technical Education District CTE course Oakland Schools Technical Campus Virtual/Online Learning Early College

21 P OST H IGH, T RANSITION P ROGRAM, P OST S ECONDARY S ERVICES, Y OUNG A DULT … year old students not able to meet requirements for diploma 23/28 district programs Cooperative Agreements between districts Eligible to age 25/26 Able exit when goals met & pieces in place for post school adult life Connection to Community Agency Services

22 EducationTrainingEmployment Independent Living (as appropriate) IDEA T RANSITION – P OSTSECONDARY G OALS (V ISION ) IN F OUR A REAS

23 Transition EDP Transition Assessment Career Exploration Transition Post Secondary Goals (Vision) Transition IEP Transition Plan Services Instruction Course(s) of Study School, Home, Community Experiences Post School Outcomes

24 P OST S ECONDARY T RANSITION Consumer/Functional Academics Life long learning Specific skills Self Determination Skills to Pay the Bills Education- Training Work Based Learning Soft Skills Vocational Rehabilitation Services Project SEARCH Paid Employment Supported Employment Employment Participating member Interests & activities Volunteer Friendship Recreation, leisure, social Independent Living

25 P OSTSECONDARY Most Frequently asked Questions Things to Consider

26 T RANSITION Only section in IDEA that not only considers student input but requires it Measurable Postsecondary Goal = Vision Vision= After completion of school, Jillian will work as a dog groomer assistant

27 V ISION G UIDES THE D ECISIONS Postsecondary Goals equate to Vision Know what you want for your son/daughter & help them know what they want for themselves

28 T HE S TUDENT ’ S V ISION G UIDES THE D ECISIONS

29 I S THERE A CHOICE OF P OSTSECONDARY T RANSITION P ROGRAMS /S ERVICES ? Most often student attends local district postsecondary program Starts with IEP team considering student PLAAFP (including transition), needs, and programs/services Alternatives considered by IEP team if complex needs require more restrictive programs/services Schools of Choice & Postsecondary MDE- Postsecondary is included when district offers k-12 unlimited Schools of Choice Dependent on openings Students w/Complex behavior/health needs – IEP Team + Central Coordination= Program for All (PfA)

30 W HAT DO THEY T EACH IN P OSTSECONDARY ? Alignment with Education Training Employment Independent Living May include… Functional/Consumer Academics Work Based Learning Community Utilization Daily Living Skills Self Advocacy Agency Connections

31 H OW CAN WE PLAN ? Transition Assessment Transition Mapping Dream Night Person Centered Planning

32 C ONSIDER A GENCY C ONNECTIONS Will your son/daughter need some level of support(s) life long? They love you but…they want their own life.

33 O AKLAND C OUNTY C OMMUNITY M ENTAL H EALTH (OCCMHA) Children with Serious Emotional Disturbances (SED) Developmental Disabilities

34 MORC B Y THE N UMBERS T OWN H ALL : OCCMHA F UNDING 3,700 Oakland Macomb = 4,200 people served 24% need 24/7 supports 47% have behavioral health needs 20% have inability to swallow 30% are non-English speaking 84% need medication supervision 25% have NO relationship with family

35 O AKLAND C OUNTY C OMMUNITY M ENTAL H EALTH A UTHORITY Person with Disability Determine Eligibility Choose MORC or CLS Choose Supports Coordinator Develop Person Centered Plan

36 C HANGES IN OCCMHA F UNDING & SERVICES W HAT DOES IT M EAN FOR T RANSITION ? Tightening of Eligibility MUST have Medicaid for services Helping students & families understand community agency services Helping students & families follow through with eligibility for CMH services Impact on students leaving when ready v. when 26 aging out November 21- Building a Bridge to the Future: Crossing the Bridge from School to Community Agency Services

37 T RANSITION M OODLE – R ESOURCES HTTP :// MOODLE. OAKLAND. K 12. MI. US / OS HTTP :// MOODLE. OAKLAND. K 12. MI. US / OS

38 C ONSIDER E MPLOYMENT O PPORTUNITIES Preparation for Employment & Job Opportunities Work based learning (WBL) MI Rehabilitation Services (MRS) Micro-business Project SEARCH MI Works Family Connections Volunteer Getting a job

39 P ROJECT SEARCH M ICHIGAN 1 &

40 P ROJECT SEARCH – O AKLAND C OUNTY Employment – Goal 70% completers employed nationally 1 year – postsecondary transition students ages When ready for last year Application process Independent after training Marketable & transferable skills Connection to agency MRS & MORC or CLS Job Coaching Beaumont Health System- Troy Henry Ford Hospital West Bloomfield

41 T HE V ISION G UIDES THE D ECISIONS

42 W HAT R ESOURCES ARE OUT THERE ?

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45 T HANK YOU ! Questions? Need more information on a topic?

46 C ONTACT I NFORMATION Cathy Schmidt


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