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Secondary Transition Community of Practice Meeting

Friday, January 24, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education - Eleanor Holmes Norton II (Room 109)
1050 1st Street, NE, Washington , DC 20002

Contact: 1 (872) 240-3311  

Sponsored by: DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education


Secondary Transition Community of Practice Meeting

When: Friday, January 24, 2020 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Where: DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education
1050 1st Street, NE, WDC, Eleanor Holmes Norton II (Room 109)

Conference Line Number: 1 (872) 240-3311 Passcode: 464-782-285


1. Think College in DC, Montrel Tennesee, D.C. Department on Disability Services (DDS): The UDC Think College Program Development Team will discuss the partnership between the University District of Columbia and DC Government, non-profit organizations, and advocates to develop the district’s first Think College program for students with disabilities. This program will serve as a vehicle to assist students with intellectual and developmental disabilities to explore, pursue, and obtain a postsecondary education degree.

2. Family & Employer Engagement, Dale Verstegen, TransCen, Inc.: TransCen has over thirty years of experience providing, training and researching transition related services. In our experience, family and employer engagement continue to be key factors in the success of a transition program. This session will offer strategies, tools and a process for engaging families and employers on behalf of specific students and youth receiving transition services. There will also be a discussion on how the Secondary Transition Community of Practice and others can support Transition Professionals in the development of skills in the area of family and employer engagement.

3. MBSYEP JumpStart 2020, Chelsea Kovacs, SchoolTalk, Inc.: JumpStart, a program of SchoolTalk, is a supported employment program designed to provide youth with the individualized supports they need in order to successfully complete and learn from their Mayor Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment Program (MBSYEP) worksite placements. In addition to youth support, JumpStart also provides support to employers to provide meaningful internship experiences. This session will review JumpStart employer supports and inform interested organizations on how they can become a JumpStart host site this summer.

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