TransitionTN hosts monthly webcasts covering different important transition topics. We invite a variety of speakers to share their expertise and experiences related to the transition of youth with disabilities. These 45-minute webcasts provide practical information and specific ideas to implement within your instruction and service delivery. If you are interested in learning about upcoming webcasts, sign up for our newsletter here.
The ADA, Disability Disclosure, and Self-Advocacy, presented by the Southeast ADA Center
Wednesday, February 15th, 3:00 PM CST
Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act guarantees reasonable accommodation to ensure equality in the workplace. Title II of the ADA applies to state institutions of higher education. Employees, students, employers, and school representatives are often unsure of their respective roles in disability disclosure and reasonable accommodation. As educators, it is important to understand the rights and responsibilities students have in seeking accommodation to ensure their successful transition. We must also be ready and able to support our students as they become self-advocates.
Participants will come away with an understanding of how to ensure that their students are treated in an ethical, valued, and courteous way when disclosing their disability and the need for accommodation.
Barry Whaley works at the Burton Blatt Institute, Syracuse University. He is the Co-Principal Investigator and Project Director of the Southeast ADA Center, Principal Co-Collaborator with the University of Leeds (UK) Inclusive Public Spaces project, Co-Collaborator with the University of Queensland (AU) Gender, Equity, Disability, and Social Inclusion Mainstreaming Short Course, and Principal Investigator of the Mid-Atlantic Youth and Self-Advocacy project.
Pam Williamson serves as the Assistant Director of the Southeast ADA Center, a project of the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University.
The Southeast ADA Center is a member of the ADA National Network and is funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research, a Center within the Administration for Community Living located in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Browse the archive of webcasts by topic for in-depth presentations on a variety of transition topics!
Webcast: Academic Advisement for Students with Disabilities: Preparing for Successful Student TransitionsJanuary 13, 2023
Description: Whether the goal is a four-year college or university, community college, technical college, military or joining the workforce, academic advisement from a professional school counselor plays a key part in any student’s transition from high …Read more
Description: Assistive technology makes things possible for people with disabilities. STAR Center was founded for this purpose in 1988, and we continue the tradition to this day. Our state-wide assistive technology specialists equip individuals with ad …Read more
Webcast: Medicaid Alternative Pathways to Independence (MAPs): Tools, technology and support for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who want to increase their independence.November 18, 2022
Description: The Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DIDD) is launching an exciting new Medicaid Alternative Pathways to Independence (MAPs) program. MAPs will support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who w …Read more
This talk provides an overview of the work at Vanderbilt University’s Frist Center for Autism & Innovation to engineer new technologies and to build pipelines to meaningful employment for autistic adults and other neurodivergent individuals. We sho …Read more
Webcast: The Navigation System-Shedding Light on Youth & Young Adult Mental Health Programs Across TNSeptember 28, 2022
The Tennessee Healthy Transitions Initiative grant is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and is administered by the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS). Our vision i …Read more
This webcast will discuss the importance of teaching sexual health to students with disabilities; topics to teach within sexual health education; and strategies for tailoring instruction based on student needs. The webcast will also highlight resources …Read more
The ways in which school districts allocate their staffing and assign individual roles related to career development are pertinent to students with and without disabilities accessing employment preparation that equips them for work following graduation …Read more
This session will be three-fold with the first part of the session focusing on summer programming and the evidence behind the importance of summer involvement for youth with disabilities. The second part of the session will focus on statewide vocationa …Read more
Join Transition Tennessee and National Disability Institute for a discussion on steps to building financial wellness for transition students. This is a critical stage in a young adult’s life and prime moment to provide financial wellness education and …Read more
Have you ever had questions about how to address issues with Vocational Rehabilitation (VR)? Are you curious about how to help transition age youth obtain accommodations in the workplace? Join us to learn about two programs at Disability Rights Tenness …Read more
In this training, we will be discussing how Transition Tennessee’s Student Website can be used with a person-driven approach to enhance the delivery of transition services to students. We will provide examples of how this tool can be used to increase c …Read more
Transitions can be difficult for anyone, but they can be particularly daunting for students with disabilities and their families. Attend this session to learn how Tennessee Disability Pathfinder assists students, families, and educators in addressing t …Read more
This presentation takes a look at transition portfolios and the post-school transition process and how portfolios can be used to help students move into adult life. It is a vehicle to inform future (post-school) service providers. The portfolios provid …Read more
Work-Based Learning (WBL) is an important opportunity and capstone experience to engage students in their focus industry area. Research has shown that paid work experience in high school is the number one indicator of postsecondary employment for stude …Read more
Are you confused about the differences between school-based and medical-based transition? Are you interested in collaborating with healthcare providers to improve transition outcomes? Would you like to learn more about how occupational and physical the …Read more
Project SEARCH is a unique, business-led, transition to work program with the primary objective to secure competitive, integrated, employment for people with disabilities. As the title indicates, this webcast will present a national and Tennessee overv …Read more
“Dignity of risk” emphasizes that people with disabilities should have control over their daily lives and the opportunity to own the consequences of their choices. In this webcast, we will address the importance of dignity of risk in the transition pro …Read more
This webcast will cover the most important benefit issues for transition aged youth. The audience will learn about the different types of Social Security disability benefits, and how those benefits are affected by work activity. Attendees will leave wi …Read more
Description: The Tennessee Center for Decision-Making Support is a NEW virtual resource center that provides decision-making information, resources, and tools to assist individuals with disabilities, their families and support providers when planning f …Read more
Description: Staff and a student from Next Steps at Vanderbilt share tips and strategies for educators on teaching students about appropriate social media use. This webcast includes strategies for teaching safety and etiquette, personal vs. professiona …Read more
Whether a student is considering a 2-year, 4-year, or career and technical education, this presentation will provide an overview of the various scholarship and grant programs administered by THEC/TSAC to help students and parents fund higher education. …Read more
Students with disabilities are entitled to accommodations in school; however, there are some key differences in the nature and delivery of those services in K-12 and post-secondary education. Join our webcast to learn about disability disclosure and do …Read more
There are so many important transition resources in our communities that we know young people, families and stakeholders need to get connected with in order for transition planning to be successful. But, how do we move from a collection of notes, flyer …Read more
In this TransitionTN Webcast, we review the current Pre-ETS service delivery model and then explore options for enhanced service delivery. Time is dedicated to understanding in-person and virtual synchronous models, as well as asynchronous models. We c …Read more
During this presentation, we discuss the growing number of inclusive higher education programs across the country and the six current programs in Tennessee. We focus on tuition assistance opportunities available in Tennessee. We also share ways student …Read more
This webcast introduces three different no-cost applications (apps). One app to address each of the required and optional post-school outcomes for transition (i.e. employment, education, and independent living) will be shared. Additional resources for …Read more
This webcast will show you innovative and creative strategies to engage your middle school students in career exploration and transition into high school and adulthood. The presenter will demonstrate the benefits of social media, relationship building, …Read more
Learn the vital importance of connecting with local community resources and tips for how to do so effectively with assistant professor of Special Education Dr. Jenn Bumble. Download SummaryRead more
This webcast focuses on the importance of teaching sexual health and education to students with disabilities. Practitioners and researchers will provide recommended topics to cover, strategies for addressing student needs and family concerns, and instr …Read more
With all the transition-related curricula and lesson plans out there, how do you figure out which ones are best for your students? Dr. Dawn Rowe, Associate Professor of Educational Foundations and Special Education at East Tennessee State University, a …Read more
Dr. Jenn Bumble and Dr. Lindsey Athamanah from the University of Missouri St. Louis join us to break down assessments. They cover everything how to find them to how to administer them effectively without burning out. Download SummaryRead more
Tennessee Department of Education Director of Support Services Blake Shearer leads an easy to follow overview of the IEP process and how to make sure that teachers are being effective stewards of their student’s dreams and ambitions. Download SummaryRead more
Hear from the Transition Tennessee team on how the site can support you and what is being developed over the next year. Download SummaryRead more
Hear from a current high school transition teacher about how and why you need a school-based enterprise as a part of your transition program. Download SummaryRead more
Learn about the Transition School to Work Grant from a practicing Transition School to Work Coordinator on what it takes to apply and all of the benefits that you will see from the program. Download SummaryRead more
Carrie Hobbs Guiden (The Arc TN) and Lauren Pearcy (TN Council on DD) share about different ways to support people with disabilities making the decisions that are right for them. Download SummaryRead more
Joey from STEP lists helpful ways to partner with families for IEP meetings, as well as other relationship building strategies. Download SummaryRead more