The Oregon Transition Podcast
OTP Season 4 Bonus Episode: Jordyn’s Student Podcast Project

OTP Season 4 Bonus Episode: Jordyn’s Student Podcast Project

May 25, 2022

Student from Southern Oregon, Jordyn Spires, shares a podcast she wrote, recorded and produced on her own. Jordan worked with the OTP team to learn skills to produce this bonus episode as a part of her goal to one day work in broadcasting and recording. Listen in on her interview about working with therapeutic horses and the benefits for clients riding and handling the horses.

OTP Season 4, #3: DIgnity of Risk

OTP Season 4, #3: DIgnity of Risk

May 16, 2022

Two students share their experiences stepping out into new areas of life, gaining confidence as they overcomes barriers. Hear their successes and also from those who supported them on the way. Interviews include experiences moving into college and work, and a student-created podcast project soon to be released as an OTP Bonus episode.

OTP Season 4 Bonus Episode: SSI Benefits Interview with WIN

OTP Season 4 Bonus Episode: SSI Benefits Interview with WIN

February 18, 2022

A spin-off of the myth-busters episode, the myth around social security income and work had so much great information it had to be added as its' own bonus episode. Mandy Younger interviews the Oregon Work Incentives Network on the world of SSI benefits management and work. WIN website

OTP Season 4, #2: OTP Transition ”Myth-busters”

OTP Season 4, #2: OTP Transition ”Myth-busters”

January 14, 2022

In Episode 2, the team presents myths around work and benefits with transition age youth and adults, and interviews subject matter experts to debunk them. Get some solid information to de-bunk those commonly expressed myths next time you hear them! Episode 2 also introduces us to a new feature you will enjoy..."The Voice of Pod". 

OTP Season 4 Bonus Episode: RFA Student Success Interview Forestry

OTP Season 4 Bonus Episode: RFA Student Success Interview Forestry

November 5, 2021

Listen in on an interview with a student sharing his insights into paid summer work and some profound life lessons. The OTP production team  reflects on episode 2 and the bonus on the RFA and its' success to establish preferences for students out in the workplace.

OTP Season 4, #1: Summer Youth Paid Work Experiences; Stories of Success

OTP Season 4, #1: Summer Youth Paid Work Experiences; Stories of Success

October 25, 2021

OTP welcomes a new co-host, Mandy Younger, Pre ETS Coordinator from Southern Oregon. Josh and Mandy interview students who participated in the 2001 summer paid work experience RFA grant through Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation as well as CJ Webb, coordinator for the program, who also shares on what it is, who it serves and how to apply for next summer 2022 RFA 4708. There is an end- teaser for a bonus episode coming soon with another student and his experience working in forestry related areas.

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

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