The Virginia Transition Forum brings together students, parents, educators, rehabilitation professionals, and others to guide youth with disabilities to achieve successful employment and life outcomes.
This year’s presentation strands and descriptions are:
Assessment Tools for Vocational/Transition/Psychological/SOL Evaluations: focuses on age appropriate transition assessments/career assessments; vocational evaluation; psychological assessments as well as academic assessments for middle and high school youth in transition.
Inventive Employment Solutions: includes supported employment; natural supports in job settings; collaborative efforts among agencies; customized employment; self-employment.
Living Independently in the Community: references recreation/leisure options; healthy lifestyles/medical issues; housing; transportation; citizenship; community participation and leadership; interpersonal relationships.
Postsecondary Education and Training: provides information on services offered to students with disabilities at Virginia colleges/universities and vocational training programs; self advocacy skills for postsecondary students with disabilities; preparing for the transition to postsecondary environments (academic or vocational), obtaining and using technology that works at the postsecondary level, post school training opportunities that lead to employment.
Youth Development: focuses on efforts to help students with disabilities develop the skills and abilities needed to take charge of educational programs, meet educational goals, become leaders and prepare for their lives after high school exit, emphasizing core competencies, such as choice making, decision making, goal setting, self advocacy, self-direction and internal locus of control and showcasing tools to assist all students in the process.
Call for Proposals are due by 5pm on October 31, 2012. For more information, visit the VA Transition Forum website.