Regional Transition Information and Networking Session
May 12, 2016
23 W. Sixth Street, Bldg. 1, Yellowstone Conference Room #103
Powell, Wyoming 82435
The Wyoming Department of Education and Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, invite you to the first Regional Transition Information and Networking Session at Northwest College in Powell, WY.
We invite local school districts and community agencies in Big Horn, Hot Springs, Park and Washakie counties to hear about new legislation affecting Wyoming youth, learn about services available for youth in school and as they transition into postsecondary life, and create partnerships by networking with agencies. Learn more about Indicator 13, specifically measureable post secondary goals, and the differences between IDEA and the ADA.
8:30 - 8:40 am: Opening, Greeting, logistics
8:40 - 9:10 am: Overview WIOA & IDEA- Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, participants will have the opportunity to get an understanding of the new law and how this impacts the Division of Vocational rehabilitation and collaborative efforts with the Department of Education and other agencies providing services to youth.
9:10 - 10:15 am:
-Success Speaker- Cathy Kunkel- Retired Special Educator from Big Horn
-School District #3, Greybull, Wyo.
-Terri Dawson- Director of Parents Helping Parents, Buffalo, Wyo.
10:15 - 10:30 am: Break
10:30 - 12:00 pm: Panel Discussion/Q&A - Panel members will share information about the agency/organization that they work for and how the agency/organization provides services to youth, they will also be prepared to share how their program works with local school districts.
-DVR - Schuyler Hinckley
-NWC/TRIO - Kim Fletcher & Terri Meyer
-Job Corps - Christa Stream
-WSIL - Stephen Juergens
-PIC - Terri Dawson
-DFS - Bob James
-WIOA - Youth - DWS Staff
-Boys’ School - Steve Wake
-Employment First - Shaye Moon
12:00 - 1:00 pm: Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 pm: Measureable Postsecondary Goals-Participants will have the opportunity to discuss measurable postsecondary goals and review examples of compliant and noncompliant goals.
2:00 - 2:45 pm: IDEA and ADA discussion with Ginny Chidsey via WebEx or Google Hangout. Participants will learn about the differences between the IDEA, ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended.
2:45 - 3:00 pm: Break
3:00 - 3:45 pm: Brainstorming/Resource Discussion will break into small groups to exchange information about resources/tools/strategies that you are using to improve transition outcomes. You will also discuss challenges/supports you need in order to continue to improve transition outcomes.
3:45 - 4:15 pm: General Group Sharing & Discussion
4:15 - 4:30 pm: Wrap Up/Eval/how to get your CEs from PTSB