- Transition Coalition
- RPDC Transition Consultants
- Missouri Transition Liaisons
- Missouri Interagency Transition Team (MITT)
- Community Transition Teams (CTTs)
- Transition Outcomes Project (TOP)
The Transition Coalition provides free online training modules created specifically for Missouri. These modules include Missouri information, resources, forms and policies. There are also numerous practitioner-friendly resources and materials available. The Transition Coalition is a contractor with DESE to provide online and face-to-face training and professional development opportunities for Missouri secondary special educators.
Each of the nine regions of Missouri has a Regional Professional Development Center (RPDC) Consultant who specializes in transition. These consultants provide regional and local trainings on Transition Planning and the Updated Form C, Transition Assessment, and other transition topics. They also provide a range of other consulting and continuous improvement services to meet the needs of teachers, administrators and school districts.
The Missouri Transition Liaison program was developed in 2007-2008 to identify secondary transition professionals from across Missouri who are leaders in the area of transition. The Liaison Program is designed to build capacity through increased communication and collaboration. Missouri Transition Liaisons provide input into statewide guidance documents, review professional development trainings and resources, collaborate with other liaisons, RPDC Consultants, the Transition Coalition and DESE, and disseminate information at the district level to develop a collaborative group of colleagues. For more information, please contact Barb Gilpin at the DESE at Barb.Gilpin@dese.mo.gov or Pattie Noonan at email@example.com.
The Missouri Interagency Transition Team (MITT) was formed in 2007 to promote interagency collaboration in Missouri at the state-level by establishing a group vision for improving outcomes for young adults with disabilities. The MITT, consisting of diverse state-level membership (see membership table), meets monthly to share resources, develop goals and promote concrete activities to improved transition education and services.
CTTs are being developed and supported in Missouri to elevate community awareness of and commitment to the improvement of post-secondary outcomes of youth with disabilities. In 2008-2009 8 CTTs were trained on transition planning, services and effective practices as well as implementing a strategic plan for transition in their respective communities. In 2010-2011 8 additional CTTs were added.
Ongoing technical assistance is provided to support the CTTs in their development, training and in meeting the goals of their strategic plans. Opportunities to develop CTTs in your community will be announced on the Missouri Community of Practice at Missouritransition.org.
Dr. Ed O’Leary has created the TOP approach to assisting districts throughout the country to meet the IDEA and Indicator 13 transition requirements. DESE has brought Dr. O’Leary and the TOP model to Missouri and about 50 districts have participated in this process including: training, reviewing IEPs, and analyzing district data generated from the IEP review. Finally, each district receives technical support and assistance in addressing needs related to meeting the transition requirements of IDEA.
- Letter and Application
- Transition Outcomes Project Map (11/2010)
- Report — Indicator 13 Over Time: Three-Year Trend Analysis for 13 Missouri Districts
This report analyzes TOP data for program effectiveness in 13 participating Missouri districts over a continuous three-year period from 2007–08 to 2009–10.