The Oregon Statewide Transition Conference will be held March 1-2 in Portland. The event is at the Marriot Portland Downtown Waterfront hotel. This event provides attendees an opportunity to learn, network, and share innovative approaches regarding transition practices in Oregon. Information, including links to register, is available at: http://www.oregonstc.org/
The conference is a collaborative effort between the Oregon Association of Vocational Support Needs Personnel (OAVSNP), the Oregon Department of Education (ODE), the Oregon Youth Transition Program (YTP), Office of Developmental Disabilities Services (ODDS) and Vocational Rehabilitation (VR).
There are three topical strands at the conference: Education, Employment and Independent Living. Topical strands follow the process to build a successful plan for students’ post-secondary goals.
Session highlights include: Accessing post-secondary education for students with disabilities; pre-employment transition services; ethical considerations when working with transition-age students; and a series of sessions from ODDS regarding accessing and support students who are receiving ODDS/Brokerage supports.
March 1st the keynote speakers are Jacque Gerdes and Felicia Echeverria with Alternative Work Concepts. On March 2, the keynote speaker is G Cody QJ Goldberg. Goldberg is executive director of Harper’s Playground, an inclusive playground at Arbor Lodge Park in Portland.
At 6 p.m. Thursday, March 1, there will be an awards banquet to recognize and celebrate leaders in the transition services field. New this year is the “I Work We Succeed You can nominate that extraordinary transition someone for an award at http://www.oregonstc.org/.
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