The Oregon Transition Podcast
OTP Season 2, #1 A Month in the Life

OTP Season 2, #1 A Month in the Life

December 20, 2019

Season 2 kicks off with a look at what has been happening in the world of transition around the state - all events happened in the month of October 2019. Highlights include Students on the Capital steps in Salem for National Disability Employment Awareness Month,  a Community Conversation dinner event in Eugene area and interviews with students and teachers at the first ever, Oregon state-wide student summit in Hood River. 

OTP Bonus Episode “Everyone Can Work”

OTP Bonus Episode “Everyone Can Work”

August 9, 2019

Join in for another bonus episode as we hear students, professionals and your hosts, Josh and Nicole unpack the elements around what it means to say "Everyone can work." This final episode of season one will be sure to encourage and inspire!  Transcript

OTP Bonus Episode: “Nick Kaasa, A Story of Self-Advocacy”

OTP Bonus Episode: “Nick Kaasa, A Story of Self-Advocacy”

July 6, 2019

Follow along with Nick Kaasa, a professional from Eugene-Springfield area, working in the disability support field while experiencing his own disability. Hear how he dealt with a situation that challenged his ability to stand up and not compromise his values. This bonus will encourage those that need to be willing to advocate for themselves in the workplace. Transcript

OTP Episode #5: “Self-Advocacy”

OTP Episode #5: “Self-Advocacy”

June 26, 2019

What is self-advocacy? How can we foster stronger self-advocacy skills in the transition youth we serve? In this episode, OTP goes around the state to explore how students are speaking up, Leading IEP's, owning their goals and reaching for the stars. Learn about programs like MEGI: (Motivational Enhancement Group Intervention); website Ablefind.org; tips on organizing a student-led IEP meeting, and more. Transcript

OTP Bonus Episode: ” Nina G - Stuttering Comedian and Dyslexic Writer” OSTC 2019 Keynote

OTP Bonus Episode: ” Nina G - Stuttering Comedian and Dyslexic Writer” OSTC 2019 Keynote

June 7, 2019

Join OTP for a visit with Nina G, recorded live at the 2019 Oregon Statewide Transition Conference. Nina was keynote speaker, led student sessions and took time to chat with our hosts. She shares her experiences, her philosophy on accommodations, expanding student interests, and advocacy. (Transcript)     Nina's Website

OTP Episode #4: Youth Transition Program (YTP)

OTP Episode #4: Youth Transition Program (YTP)

May 16, 2019

You down with YTP? Yeah you know me! 

This episode features interviews from 

  • YTP Directors and Technical Assistance Providers
  • YTP Transition specialists
  • YTP students

Oregon Transition Podcast is back with Episode 4: The Youth Transition Program (YTP). Tune in to learn more about YTP and how the this statewide program is supporting transition aged students on their path to employment. Transcript

OTP Bonus Episode: “Using Your Talents - Oregon Musician & Transition Student of the Year”

OTP Bonus Episode: “Using Your Talents - Oregon Musician & Transition Student of the Year”

April 23, 2019

The OTP team presents first of their bonus episodes, which are shorter and person-focused. This bonus features Boon Richter, student musician, whose music has been selected for the bumper theme of the podcast. Boone was awarded Student of the Year at the Oregon Statewide Transition Conference, March 2019. Boon shares his inspiration to compose, how he has incorporated his talent into his work and his dreams for the future.

OTP Episode #3: What is the TTAN?

OTP Episode #3: What is the TTAN?

April 4, 2019

In episode 3, members of the TTAN, Transition Technical Assistance Network, share their roles and how they support youth in transition to employment around the state of Oregon. Your hosts, Josh and Nicole, introduce you to some OTP/TTAN "pod-people" around the state as they interview different members. You will have a better understanding of all the acronyms and what the services are within the TTAN by the end of your listen!

Transcript

OTP Episode #2 “Summer Work”

OTP Episode #2 “Summer Work”

February 19, 2019

Last summer, Josh and Nicole took to the road to visit 3 exciting summer work programs. Listen to what students did, where they went and what you can do to connect and provide these experiences for your students the summer of 2019! (transcript)

OTP Episode #1: What is Transition: “I am the Boss of Me”

OTP Episode #1: What is Transition: “I am the Boss of Me”

January 22, 2019

Episode 1 asks the question "What is Transition?"

Your hosts, Josh Barbour, Transition Network Facilitator from Eugene, and Nicole Perdue, Pre-Employment Transition Services Coordinator from Bend, guide us as we hear from students, teachers, state agencies, specialists and parents on what transition means to them. (Transcript)