The Oregon Transition Podcast
OTP Season 3, #6: Success Stories

OTP Season 3, #6: Success Stories

July 12, 2021

Follow the pathway and progression of students navigating their way to success during a year of pandemic, setting goals and reaching new achievements. Hear how parents and agency professionals build independence and motivate towards success in the final episode of OTP, Season 3. Transcript

OTP Season 3, #5: Fun…damental Transition Acronyms: Exploring IEP’s, ISP’s and IPE’s

OTP Season 3, #5: Fun…damental Transition Acronyms: Exploring IEP’s, ISP’s and IPE’s

March 15, 2021

Acronyms can be confusing and the number used in the transition world is no exception. This episodes not only defines the different plans used by Vocational Rehabilitation, Education and Developmental Disabilities, but how they work together to create a strong collaborative plan and team. Transcript link

OTP Season 3, Bonus: Westmoreland Seamless Transition Program

OTP Season 3, Bonus: Westmoreland Seamless Transition Program

January 25, 2021

This is a bonus re-release of Season 2, Episode 7 - "Teamwork Makes the Dreamwork" with a new intro from Josh and Nicole. Pair this listen with our Season 3 Episode 4 on Seamless Transition and you have a perfect duo of seamless information. Enjoy! Transcript

OTP Season 3, #4: Seamless Transition

OTP Season 3, #4: Seamless Transition

January 19, 2021

Explore the seamless transition model, where the last day of school and the first day of work look the same. Josh and Nicole co-host with Sarah Statham, TNF for Region 1, which includes the Portland area. Donna Lowry, TNF/PreETS Support Specialist for Eastern Oregon, takes us to Grant County interviewing a seamless team as they share what defined their success at finding employment for a student. Transcript

OTP Season 3, #3: Person Centered Plans

OTP Season 3, #3: Person Centered Plans

December 14, 2020

What is a PCP? Who does them? What are they for? OTP takes you to visit a student's person centered plan event in Burns, Oregon and to hear a panel of PCP facilitators, agency partners and a parent as they share the advantages to holding one of these facilitated plans for one your students. Transcript

OTP Season 3, #2: Capturing Goals

OTP Season 3, #2: Capturing Goals

November 23, 2020

This episode highlights tools and facilitators who work with goal creation and the building of dreams for transition students. Helping students fine tune their goals to be more realistic and possible as well as using Maps and Paths to assist teams in building transition programs are explored. Transcript.

OTP Bonus Episode Mental Health

OTP Bonus Episode Mental Health

October 30, 2020

This bonus episode follows up S3 E1 on mental health. The OTP production team partners up to explore customized supported employment through mental health and VR services and the importance of work to our well-being. Transcript here.

OTP Season 3, #1: Mental Health in Times of COVID

OTP Season 3, #1: Mental Health in Times of COVID

October 19, 2020

The Oregon Transition Podcast starts season 3 with an episode around mental health and supporting youth during the pandemic. A mental health expert shares on working with youth, topics on dealing with stress, resiliency; the National Alliance on Mental Health and Oregon Youth Line crisis call/chat line are also featured.

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OTP Season 2, Episode #8; “Adapting in a Season of Change: An Interview with Oregon VR Deputy Director, Heather Lindsey”

OTP Season 2, Episode #8; “Adapting in a Season of Change: An Interview with Oregon VR Deputy Director, Heather Lindsey”

June 29, 2020

The Oregon Transition Podcast ends season 2 interviewing Heather Lindsey, Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation Services Deputy Director. Heather shares efforts within VR to provide counselor training for virtual service delivery, a client based equity model, current outcomes during this time of COVID-19 pandemic, and successes around the state. Heather brings positive insights into delivering transition services and partnering with your local VR office. Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation; Applying for VR During COVID-19 Pandemic (pdf)

OTP Season 2, #7; OTP at Home: Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

OTP Season 2, #7; OTP at Home: Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

June 22, 2020

This "At Home" Episode of the Oregon Transition Podcast features inter-agency teamwork through the Westmoreland Transition Program in Eugene. The teamwork story is told through soundbites from VR, YTP, Teachers, Administrators, and DD, as they work together to make dreams for the future a reality for students in the program. Hear about elements that make successful teams and take these tips to strengthen your own program.

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