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Transition Tidbits February 22, 2022

Hi everyone 

This week we only have one resource to share around the Student Development section of the Taxonomy. We did not want to share too many resources because we have three great upcoming events listed at the bottom. We wanted to make sure you had time to explore each event and hope you can take some time on your busy calendar to attend them. 

Self Direction Toolkit

  • This is a great resource shared by our PBIS team at their PBIS Coaches session last week. Self Direction is so beneficial to students both with and without disabilities. Self-determination, which is sometimes referred to as self-direction, is one of the predictors of post school success and that is why we felt this toolkit was so beneficial to share. This toolkit addresses 5 dimensions of self-direction such as self-awareness, goal setting and planning, and more. Each dimension is broken down by grade bands. For example K-2, 3-5, and so forth. For each grade band, there is a rubric around each of the 5 dimensions that measure students’ “I can” statements. The toolkit also has tools that not only help students develop self-direction but can be great sources of AATA. Teachers also have step-by-step directions of how to implement the tools and checkpoints that can be used to measure progress. 


Ohio’s Graduation Pathways and Special Education 

Utilizing Charting The Lifecourse Framework for the IEP

Middle Years Careers Event


Today 3-4 PM

March 2, 9, and 16 6:30-8:00PM

Thursday, March 3, 1:30-2:30 PM 


Join region 9 for a discussion of the 2023 and beyond graduation requirements and how they apply to SWD. Amy Szymanski, Ohio’s Secondary Transition and Workforce Development Statewide Specialist, will be presenting. 

This is an online event for parents of students with disabilities. The series will focus on how parents can use this tool to support them and their child(ren) in developing a student-centered transition plan. Please pass on to parents that may benefit from this 

Join us for a special presentation from Ohio State's Family Engagement Center focusing on Middle School Career Exploration. We know the importance of beginning career exploration in the middle school years but do we have the information, tools, and resources to do it? This session will provide us with everything we need to not only begin career exploration but also engage families.



Charting the Life Course Family Event 

Middle Years Careers Event 

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