Webinar: Introducing NTACT — April 16 at 3:00 (Eastern)

In case you haven’t heard, The National Technical Assistance Center on Transition (NTACT) is our new national hub for transition resources.  This webinar will overview the new center’s charge, tasks, anticipated resources and services, and how to contact them for information and technical assistance. NTACT’s primary audiences are State Education and State Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies; however, the information shared should be relevant to any stakeholders in secondary transition.

Please plan to participate to learn about who’s who at NTACT and what they plan to be doing. To access the webinar (it will be recorded), log in at and let the system “dial out” to you.


Webinar: Implementing Effective Work Experience Models for Youth

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
2:00pm – 3:30pm

This session is the second of a three-part webinar series for the youth community, hosted by the Chicago and San Francisco Employment and Training (ETA) offices but open to all, to inspire strategic planning and action now in anticipation of the July 1, 2015 implementation date of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

As you prepare to deliver expanded services to youth under WIOA, come hear from a few of your peers who will share work experience models that are outcome-driven and evidence-based solutions for your possible replication. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act places a new priority on work-based learning by providing that at least 20 percent of local youth formula funds be used for work experiences such as: summer and year-round employment opportunities, pre-apprenticeship programs, on-the-job training, and internships and job shadowing. During this webinar, WIA formula funded youth programs, YouthBuild, Conservation Corps, Apprenticeship and Pre-Apprenticeship programs will be highlighted for the innovative approaches they have taken to implementing work-based learning models into their programming. Come build off these successes – steal what you can and spark conversation around what else will work in your area.


Sheilah Goulart, San Joaquin County Office of Education
William Bass, Los Angeles Unified School District
Jamie Bernthal, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development
Moderator: Tiffani Thomas, Region 6 Youth Lead, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration

Date: March 25, 2015

Time: 2:00pm Eastern (1:00pm/Central, 12:00pm/Mountain, 11:00am/Pacific)

Length: 90 minutes

Registration for this webinar is limited and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please register today!


This conference provides numerous opportunities for professionals to acquire new information and ideas to work collaboratively to meet the needs of all students. Participants will have the opportunity to hear nationally and internationally recognized speakers on a variety of general education and special education topics. Thirty-one courses designed for General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Administrators and Support Professionals.

Internationally Renowned Speakers will teach half-day, full-day and two-day courses on a variety of topics including:

  • Learning Disabilities
  • Challenging Behaviors
  • Crisis Intervention & Recovery
  • Equity in School Discipline
  • Visual Thinking Strategies
  • Social Skills
  • Reading Comprehension & Word Awareness
  • Co-Teaching
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Person Centered Career Planning
  • Improving School Climate
  • AAC Users
  • School-Based Mental Health
  • iTechnology
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Sensory Integration
  • Life Skills
  • Math-Fractions & Equations
  • Pediatric Motor Speech Disorders

Location: Grand Hyatt-Seattle: 721 Pine Street, Seattle, WA 98101

Date: March 4-6, 2015

Sponsor: Rehab Seminars


Phone: 360-379-6994

Events, News

ACCES-VR: Announcing State Plan Public Meetings on Vocational Rehabilitation and Supported Employment Services

The New York State Office of Adult Career and Continuing Education Services- Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR), with the State Rehabilitation Council, is developing the State Plan for Vocational Rehabilitation and Supported Employment Services for Federal Fiscal Year 2016 (beginning October 1, 2015).

To assist in the development of the State Plan, individuals with disabilities, their families, advocates, employers and services providers are invited to attend the public meetings to provide comments on the provision of vocational rehabilitation services. The public comment period extends from January 26, 2015 through February 23, 2015.

The current State Plan for Vocational Rehabilitation and Supported Employment Services is available for review.

Suggested Questions for Discussion:

  1. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) requires joint planning in the provision of services. How should ACCES-VR and the Department of Labor collaborate in providing employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities?
  2. How can New York State improve employment outcomes for youth? What is ACCES-VR’s role in the process?
  3. What can ACCES-VR do to educate the business community about hiring individuals with disabilities?
  4. How can supported employment services be improved?

For more information and a schedule of locations, click here.


Important Information regarding December 2nd Webinar — Determined to Succeed: Preparing for Postsecondary Education and Employment

From the Youth Transitions Collaborative“Thank you for your interest in this webinar. Due to overwhelming interest, we quickly reached maximum capacity of 1,000 registrations for the webinar.

This webinar will be recorded and archived on the National Youth Transitions Center’s website, We will distribute a notification once the webinar is available online.”