Special Education Listserv
Subject: Transition/Community Transition Team Applications (DUE September 15, 2010)
Source: Barb Gilpin, Assistant Director, Effective Practices
Intended Audience: Special Education Teachers, General Education Teachers, Counselors, Administrators, Parents, Community Members
Date: August 24, 2010
Attention: Community Transition Team training applications are available.
Missouri Community Transition Team (CTT) Program
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Transition Coalition at Kansas University are pleased to announce an application process for the formation and training of eleven additional Community Transition Teams across Missouri. There are currently 16 such teams operating in the state. See our web site for more information about CTTs: http://www.dese.mo.gov/divspeced/EffectivePractices/Transition.htm (click on Transition Programs).
The focus of the Community Transition Team training is to provide an understanding of transition planning, services, and research-based effective practices in transition as a framework for educators, students, families, administrators, interagency personnel, community partners, and employers, to ensure that they have the necessary knowledge and tools to improve post-secondary outcomes for transitioning youth, provide assistance and training to create a strategic plan for community wide transition systems, and to elevate community awareness of and commitment to the improvement of post-secondary outcomes.
Applications to participate in the 2010-11 Missouri Community Transition Team training are being accepted now. If chosen, Community Transition Teams will participate in three 2-day trainings on the following dates: October 7-8, 2010; December 2-3, 2010; and March 3-4, 2011.
To be considered for the Missouri Community Transition Team training, please complete and return the application. You may email it as an attachment to Pattie Noonan at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax it to the attention of Pattie Noonan at 785-864-0700. If you fax your application, please email email@example.com to let us know you have submitted via fax.
Applications Due Date: September 15, 2010. Teams will be notified by September 22, 2010, regardless of acceptance. To access the application, go to http://dese.mo.gov/divspeced/EffectivePractices/documents/CTTapp11.pdf.
Patricia Noonan, Ph.D.
Assistant Research Professor
1122 West Campus Road
Lawrence, KS 66045