The Oregon Transition Podcast
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

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.

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