DATE & TIME TYPE LOCATION EVENT DESCRIPTION

May 15, 2018 to May 18, 2018

In-Person Training

Denver, Colorado

12th Annual Capacity Building Institute 2018

The 2018 NTACT Capacity Building Institute will be held in Denver, Colorado on

May 15-17, 2018.  Mark your calendars! Here is the reservation link to make your online reservations:  Book your group rate for NTACT Capacity Building Institute

Registration will be opened after Thanksgiving (please check back here).

January 11, 2018

3:00 pm EST

Webinar

Webinar

Engaging Families and Elevating Expectations: A Focus on Employment

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Families of youth with significant disabilities may have difficulty thinking about the transition to adulthood and envisioning a future that includes competitive employment. This webinar will highlight strategies for engaging families of youth, including those with significant disabilities around planning for employment. Innovative parent training efforts will be discussed as will the need to engage around specific outcomes and ideas for working with families who are apprehensive about exploring employment options for their youth.

Presenters:

Judith Gross, Indiana University Center on Community Living and Careers and Sean Roy, TransCen and the RRTC on VR Practices and Youth.

December 14, 2017

3:00 pm EST

Webinar

Webinar

Lessons Learned from Three Re-entry Programs for Young Offenders with Disabilities

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Re-entry into the school and community is difficult for young offenders with disabilities leaving incarceration. This webinar will highlight 3 OSEP-funded model demonstration projects targeting this population: Project MAP (Making a Map—Finding my way Back) Univ. of MN; Project RISE (Reentry Intervention and Support for Engagement) Ariz. State Univ.; Project STAY OUT (Strategies Teaching Adolescent Young Offenders to Use Transition Skills) Univ. of Oregon. Lessons learned and outcomes from 4 years of implementation will be shared.

Presenters:

David Emenheiser, Office of Special Education Programs, Project Officer; Sarup Mathur, Arizona State University; Heather Griller Clark, Arizona State University; David Johnson, University of Minnesota; Xueqin Qian, University of Minnesota; Deanne Unruh, University of Oregon

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November 09, 2017

3:00 pm EST

Webinar

Webinar

Innovative PreETS Implementation in Schools: State Examples

Three states (AK, AR and MO) will share three different strategies for providing PreETS activities at the local level. You will hear from the State Vocational Rehabilitation agency about how they have developed their project and from local educators about how implementation is happening at the local level. Strategies highlighted will include a partnership with a university to coordinate and provide PreETS statewide; addressing unmet PreETS activities through school district delivery, and working directly with teachers to deliver PreETS.

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October 19, 2017

3:00 pm EST

Webinar

Webinar

NTACT Evidence-Based Practices, Tools, and Resources to Support Academic Engagement for Secondary Students with Disabilities

This webinar will provide information about secondary academic evidence-based practices (EBPs) identified by NTACT staff, including tools and resources to support academic engagement. Participants will gain (a) knowledge of secondary academic EBPs, (b) specific strategies for implementation, and (c) tools and resources to support implementation and evaluation of secondary academic EBPs.

 

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October 11, 2017

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

In-Person Training

Milwaukee, WI/ Hyatt Regency Milwaukee

2017 Mid-Year Cadre Meeting

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This meeting is sponsored by NTACT. The Mid-Year Check and Connect Cadre Meeting is for interdisciplinary State teams, focused on improving outcomes for secondary youth with disabilities. The meeting is a follow-up to the Capacity Building Institute hosted in May, 2017.

The Cadre Meeting will be held at the Hyatt Regency, Milwaukee. See https://milwaukee.regency.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html for more details. (Reserve under room block for "DCDT" code $159/night rate). Book by September 26th to ensure a room at the conference rate!

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October 05, 2017

3:00 pm EST

Webinar

Webinar

Ask the Expert: "I'm Determined"

Webinar sponsored by NTACT, Amanda Randall and John McNaught, state coordinators of the Virginia Department of Education’s I’m Determined Project will share resources, strategies and stories on implementing I’m Determined in your school. Learn how to incorporate youth, educator and parent perspectives in the self-determination process in order replicate outreach activities and classroom strategies. All resources are free and available for download at www.imdetermined.org

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September 21, 2017

3:00 pm EST

Webinar

Webinar

Ask the Experts: Student Engagement Strategies

Dr. Reece Peterson, Professor Emeritus at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will share resources and strategies to get student's engaged. His website, Student Engagement Project, focuses on two main areas: strategies to reduce exclusionary discipline and strategies to reduce school dropout. Get ideas, new resources, advice and strategies for individual student planning and school improvement planning!

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September 07, 2017

3:00 pm EST

Webinar

Webinar

Implementing Evidence-Based Practices to Increase Graduation Rates and Decreasing Dropout Rates for Students with Disabilities in Pennsylvania

Schools in Pennsylvania are working to increase the graduation rate and decrease the dropout rate for students with disabilities by utilizing a State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP).  Participants will learn about Evidence-Based Practices to increase graduation rates, and how to work with stakeholders to design and implement a statewide plan at the local level. 

Presenters:  Dr. Victor Rodriguez-Diaz and Dr. Laura Moran

This webinar will be recorded and a captioned recording will be available after the webinar; however, live captioning services are not available during the webinar.

Here is the link mentioned in the webinar regarding the School Completion Data Tools and you can contact Dr. Matthew Klare to get support with these tools by emailing RiskCalculations@uncc.edu.

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August 10, 2017

3:00 pm EST

Webinar

Presenter: Richard Luecking

Vocational Rehabilitation Outcomes for Students Participating in a Model Seamless Transition Program - Webinar

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) represents significant promise for improving transition outcomes when implemented in the context of proven transition service models. 

This webinar will be captioned and will be available within a week or so.

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