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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
OTP Season 2, Episode #8; “Adapting in a Season of Change: An Interview with Oregon VR Deputy Director, Heather Lindsey”
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)
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.
OTP explores the use of technology in school transition services. Marcola School District, Access Technologies Inc. and Cognitopia are highlighted in this episode which shares valuable resources for connecting students in person or in the distance-learning world.