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					Where to Go for Help . . . .
                Hamilton County
                   Community
                Resources to Assist
                 Post-Secondary
                    Transition


                  Presented by
                   Mitzi Delker
                  August, 2009
  How Can We Prepare for
       Transition?
• Develop a focused plan of study (age 14)
• Complete age appropriate transition
  assessments (not just vocational/pre-
  vocational assessments)
• Develop Measurable Post-Secondary Goals
• After age 16, IEP driven by measurable
  post-secondary goals
    Transition Assessments
•   Employment
•   Education/Training
•   Independent Living
•   Community Participation
    (No longer just interest or aptitude assessments;
    must relate to the 4 areas)
•   No “one size fits all”
•   Must be related to MPSGs
•   Interests, strengths, and preferences
•   Transition Assessment “Tool Kit”
    Examples of Transition
        Assessments
•   Self Determination Checklist
•   Interest Surveys
•   Observation Checklists
•   Vocational Checklists, rating scales
•   Healthcare Needs
•   Physical strengths and limitations
•   Communication Skills
•   Home/School Inventory
•   Independent Living Skills
•   Situational Assessments

Partnerships for EdExcellence “Transition Assessment Toolkit”
http://web.utk.edu/~edex/resources/transition.htm
   Writing Measurable
  Post-Secondary Goals
• Results-oriented terms (enrolled in,
  work, live independently)
• Descriptors (full-time, part-time)
• Think about where student hopes to
  be one year after high school
• Based on “age-appropriate” transition
  assessments (not defined by OSEP)
   MPSGs are Not Food
       Additives
• Training . . . .”After high School, I will
  enroll full-time in an on-the-job training
  program”
• Education . . . .”I will enroll full-time at a
  technical college or university”
• Employment . . . .”After high school, I will
  work full-time for a construction company”
• Independent Living . . . .”After high school,
  I will live with my parents at home”
       MPSGs Drive IEPs
                      Identify
                       MPSGs




                                 Determine
 PLOPs       Course                            Determine
                                  Needed
related to     of                              Measurable
                                 Transition
 MPSGs        Study                           Annual Goals
                                  Services
Transition Service Needs
     Mirror MPSGs
• Develop course of study that will
  reasonably enable student to meet MSPGS
  (age 14)

• In transition services, include activities,
  strategies, and services the student will
  need to reasonably meet his/her MPSGs
  (age 16)
         ASK QUESTIONS
•   What does the student want to do to earn a living?

•   Are their goals realistic?

•   Where will the student learn the skills to become what he/she wants?

•   How will they pay for training?

• What agencies will help with employment,
  education/training, independent living, community access?

•   How much can/will they be involved in the community?
          Then Ask More
          Questions. . . .
Post-Secondary/Training/Education
   What training programs are offered?
   What is length and cost of the programs?
   What are the entry requirements?
   What support services are available?
   How/where can financial assistance be obtained?
   What is the application procedure?
   Is there assistance in job placement after completion?
           And More . . . .
Adult Service Agencies
 What programs/services are offered by the agency?
 What types of disabilities do they serve?
 How is eligibility determined and what documentation is
  needed?
 What is the cost?
 Is there a waiting list? If so, how long?
 Who is the contact person?
 What are the age requirements?
 How long are the agency services provided?
          Community Resources
• Benefits:
  Social Security Disability Benefits
  1-800-772-1213
  1290 Premier Drive
  Chattanooga, TN 37402(423) 899-0649
• Employment:
  Chattanooga Endeavors, Inc.
  310 East 8th Street
  Chattanooga, TN 37404 (423) 266-1888
• Education:
  Hamilton Co. Dept. of Education, Exceptional Education
  3074 Hickory Valley Road
  Chattanooga, TN 37421 (423) 209-8450
   Community Resources,
       Cont. . . . .
• Food:
  Chattanooga Area Food Bank
  2009 Curtain Pole Road
  Chattanooga, TN 37406 (423) 622-1800
• Housing:
  Chattanooga Rescue Mission
  924 East 8th Street
  Chattanooga, TN 37403 (423) 756-3126
• Other/Emergency:
  Chattanooga Salvation Army
  800 McCallie Avenue
  Chattanooga, TN 37404 (423) 756-1023
Service Specific
   Agencies
        Advocacy/Legal
          Resources
• Legal Aid of East TN
  744 McCallie Avenue Suite 410
  Chattanooga, TN 37403 (423) 756-4013
• Tri-State Resource and Advocacy Corp.
  5708 Uptain Road, Suite 350, 5800 Bldg.
  Chattanooga, TN 37411 (423) 892-4774
• United Way of Greater Chattanooga
  630 Market Street
  Chattanooga, TN 37402 (423) 752-0300
       Counseling/Other
• The AIM Center
  472 W MLK Blvd.
  Chattanooga, TN 37402 (423) 624-4800
• Fortwood Center
  1028 East 3rd Street
  Chattanooga, TN 37403 (423) 266-6751
• Deaf/Hard of Hearing Services of The
  Partnership for Families, Children, and Adults
  1801 Duncan Avenue
  Chattanooga, TN 37404 (423) 697-3842
  TTY Line: (423) 697-3831
  Employment/Education
• Chattanooga Goodwill Industries
  3500 Dodds Avenue
  Chattanooga, TN 37407 (423) 629-2501
• CSTCC, Kathy Lutes, Director Disabilities Support Services
  4501 Amnicola Highway
  Chattanooga, TN 37406 (423) 697-4452 ext. 3105
• Job Corps, Tamarah R. Daniel, Admissions Counselor
  5704 Marlin Road, Suite 2503
  Chattanooga, TN 37411 (423) 894-3865
• SE TN Career Center, Kim Printz, Disability Program
  Navigator
  1105 E. 10th Street
  Chattanooga, TN 37403 (423) 643-2328
  Employment/Education,
        Cont. . . . .
• TN Division of Rehabilitation Services, Andrea Bible,
  Regional Supervisor
  Client Services Building
  311 MLK Boulevard
  Chattanooga, TN 37403 (423) 634-6703
• Young Adult Enrichment Program @ TN
  Career Center and through Signal Centers
  Gary Rudolph (423) 643-2330
• Services for the Blind/Visually Impaired and the
  Deaf/Hearing Impaired
  Lana Newton
  311 MLK Boulevard
  Chattanooga, TN 37403 (423) 634-6737
  Employment/Education
        Cont. . . . .
• College Access Center, Charlotte Smith, Executive
  Director
  1413 Chestnut Street
  Chattanooga, TN 37402 (423) 265-9212
• Educational Opportunity Center, Denise Culver,
  Educational Specialist
  Main Office Street Address: Room 104 Metropolitan
  Building
  Chattanooga, TN(423) 425-1702
  Mailing Address:
  Educational Opportunity Center
  Dept 6876
  615 McCallie Ave.
  Chattanooga, TN 37403
  Employment/Education
        Cont. . . . .
• Office for Students with   • Corporate Connections
  Disabilities, Michelle       311 East M.L. King Blvd.,
  Rigler, Director             Chattanooga, TN 37403
  110 Frist Hall               Phone: (423) 634-6725
  Dept 2953
  615 McCallie Avenue          Fax: (423) 634-6712
  Chattanooga, TN 37403        Contact: Carol I. Martin,
  (423) 425-4006 (V/TTY)       Human Resources
  (423) 425-2288 (fax)         Specialist
                               Clients: Employers wanting
                               to recruit and hire people
                               with disabilities
   Employment/Education
     Apprenticeships
• Chattanooga Electrical        • EPB (Electric Power
  Joint Apprentice and            Board)
  Training Committee              Address: P.O. Box 182255,
  3924 Volunteer Drive,           Chattanooga, TN 37422
  Chattanooga, TN 37416           Phone: (423) 648-3234
  Phone: (423) 894-9053           Fax: (423) 648-3576
  Fax: (423) 242-0056             Clients: People seeking
  Contact: Kenny Smith,           internships in IBEW local
  Training Director               175 Unit 9
  Clients: Adults of all ages
    Employment/Education
      Apprenticeships
•   UA Local 43 Plumbers &        •   Signal Centers –
    Steamfitters Joint                Rehabilitation
    Apprentice and Training           Services/Families First
    Committee                         1817 Dodds Avenue
    Address: 3013 Riverside Dr.       Chattanooga, TN 37404
    Chattanooga, TN 37406             Phone: (423) 698-1190 x7060
    Phone: (423) 622-4395             Contact: Carolyn Boyd, Job
    Fax: (423) 697-4926               Development Coordinator
    Contact: Doug Dailey              Web site:
    Clients: People seeking           www.signalcenters.com
    plumbing and steamfitter          Clients: Families First
    apprenticeships                   customers/Adults with
                                      disabilities
     Independent Living
• Chattanooga Housing Authority
  505 West MLK Boulevard
  Chattanooga, TN 37401 (423) 753-4893
• Health Department
  921 East 3rd Street
  Chattanooga, TN 37403-2165 (423) 209-6010
• Homeless Health Care Center
  717 East 11th Street
  Chattanooga, TN 37403 (423) 265-5708
     Independent Living
• Care-A-Van
  (423) 698-9038
• STS-Special Transit Services
  (423) 698-7337
• CARTA
  (423) 629-1473 (Schedules and Routes)
  TDD Users: (423) 624-4534
• Travel Training Program, Siskin Hospital
  Mrs. Valerie Thompson, Trainer
  One Siskin Plaza
  Chattanooga, TN 37403 (423) 634-1576
                 Resources
• Tennessee Connections Transition Manual
  www.state.tn.us/education/sped
• SSI Benefits www.ssa.gov
• http://tcids.tbr.edu/
• Pathfinders Adult Services Resource Guide
  http://Kc.vanderbilt.edu/kennedy/pathfinder
• Transition Assessment Toolkit
    http://web.utk.edu/~edex/resources/transition.htm
•   Workforce Recruiting and Training Resources, Chattanooga
    Area Chamber of Commerce
    http://www.chattanoogachamber.com/PDF_Files/WorkforceDevel
    opment_PDF1%20Manual_02_26_07.pdf

				
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