Transition A to C Assessment to Competitive Employment

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					        Transition A to C
Assessment to Competitive Employment

        Milwaukee Public Schools
             School to Work
           Transition Program
           Mike Gutowski Rebecca Pettit Diane Howard
MPS School to Work Panel

   Colleen Luedtke CATP Cluster Site Teacher

   Sue Gumina-Cannon Transition Coordinator MSL

   Katy Zacher CATP Occupational Therapist

   Jane Ahl Employment Training Specialist
    Milwaukee Public Schools

   89,912 Students in 2006 / 2007
   16,000 Special Ed Students
   Over 10,000 Employees
    Students receiving free or reduced
    lunch (some buildings exceed 80 %)
   1000 Special Education Teachers
   35 High School Transition
            Mission Statement
   The mission of School to Work Transition is to provide a
    consistent continuum of transition services to students in the
    Milwaukee Public Schools. Students will develop skills in the
    areas of career awareness and planning and self-
    determination, which enable them to solve problems, plan for
    their future and be as independent as possible. The School to
    Work staff in collaboration with students, parents, schools and
    the community will provide an opportunity for personal growth
    in real world settings. Our school will focus on the individual
    abilities of a person regardless of disability, limitations or
    experience. We will help prepare students to enter the
    workplace, go on for further training or education and to
    become as independent and self sufficient as possible.
Transition Services Continuum

   Teacher facilitated formal and informal
   Community Assessment and Training
    Program CATP
   On the Job Experience Training
    OJE / OJT
         Competitive Employment
                 Age Appropriate
              Transition Assessment

Transition assessment is the ongoing
  process of collecting data on the
  individual’s needs, preferences, and
  interests as they relate to the demands
  of current and future working, living,
educational and personal / social
From : Sitlington ,Neubert, & Leconte, Career Development for Exceptional Individuals
p. 70 - 71
    What Should We Get
From Transition Assessment?
   Student’s preferences and interests
   Family preferences for the student
   Self-determination knowledge and skills
   Cognitive strengths
   Community participation
   Independent living skills
   Vocational skills
   Physical and mental health status
   Academic Interests
   Learning styles
   Student and family support needs
IDEA 2004 Transition Services

   The new special education legislation
    related to transition services now
Section 614: Individualized Education Programs must
   now include
(aa) Appropriate measurable post-secondary goals based upon
    age appropriate transition assessments related to training,
    education, employment, and where appropriate independent
    living skills
(bb) The transition services (including the course of study) needed
    to assist the child in reaching those goals
    Where Do We Get This
        Information ?

           Existing Information

       Standardized Assessment

   Non-standardized Assessment
     Examples of Standardized &
    Non-Standardized Assessments
    Enderle-Severson Transition Rating Scales (ESTR)
    LCCE Knowledge Battery
    Life Skills Inventory
    Career Clusters
    Transition Behavior Scale (2/e)(TBS)
    Transition Skills Inventory (TSI)
    Transition Planning Inventory (TPI)
    Employment Skills Inventory (ESI)
    Curriculum based assessment
    Observation
    Student / parent interview
    Employer report, ect.
    Microcomputer Evaluation of
    Careers & Academics MECA
   Interest Assessment      Career Planner
   Interest Indicator       Self-Determination
   Career Exploration       Personal
    and Assessment            Responsibility
   Work Samples             Social/Emotional
   Course of Study           Learning
   Learning Assessment      Success Profiler
    Program                  Independent Living
   Career info. &            Skills
    Planning                 Functional Skills
 Milwaukee Public Schools

             On-The-Job   Employment
             Experience     Training
              Training      Project
      Community Assessment
        Training Program
   VA Hospital                        Children’s Hospital
   Lakewood Care                      MHC Café
                                       St. Joe’s Hospital
   Sinai Hospital
                                       Alverno College
   Boston Store
    Downtown/Mayfair                   UWM Union
   St. Mary’s Hospital                Columbia Hospital
   MPS Central Office Clerical &      MPS DSSC Clerical &
    Cafe                                Food Service ( OJT)
   The Community Assessment and Training Program has been
    in existence since the early 1980’s
   Began in simulated work settings
   By 1991 we began assessing students in community settings
    throughout the 18 established sites
   Approximately 200 students are served each semester
   Provides an opportunity to be assessed in “real work” setting
   Explores a variety of careers
   Learn appropriate work behaviors
   Paired with employees of businesses
   Verbal and written performance evaluations
CATP Population
   50%   Cognitive Disabilities
   25%   Learning Disabilities
   15%   Emotional / Behavioral
   10%   Low Incidence : Autism, TBI,
          Orthopedic Impairment , Deaf
          and Hard of Hearing, OHI
   Originated in the early 1980’s
   Serves approximately 25 to 30
    students per year
   Stepping stone to competitive
   Job coaching and support
   Opportunity may lead to competitive
Employment Training Project

   Originated in 1984
   Serves approximately 80 students
   Job coaching for students 18 to 21
    years old
   Assists students with obtaining and
    maintaining competitive Employment
Establishing a Program…

   Look for opportunities within school
    based setting.
   Determine community based
   Connect with local business
   Develop cooperative work agreements
??????????????? Contact:
                Mike Gutowski
      Employment Training Specialist
                Diane Howard
    School to Work Transition Supervisor
                Rebecca Pettit
    Special Education Leadership Liaison

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