The Transition Services Taskforce has identified four key areas where focused attention is required in order to improve post-secondary outcomes for transition age youth. The work of this taskforce is to identify key areas of need within these focus areas goals and to develop strategies to address those needs. Current strategies to address identified areas of need are listed below each heading.
If you would like more information please call Karen Thompson at 760.290.2242 or Nathan Molina at 760.331.9647.
TRANSPORTATION: improve regional transportation options for transition aged youth with disabilities and advocate for the increased availability and frequency of pick up services for disabled individuals in outlying areas in their communities.
- Engage the North County Transportation Department for the purpose of reinstating the mobility training program once funded by a grant through Mental Health Services.
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BUSINESS PARTNERSHIPS: increase awareness and participation of business owners and managers in the practice of employing transition aged youth with disabilities.
- Compile information from agencies to create a business flyer that can be used to engage new businesses.
- Add at least 5 business partners to the Taskforce.
COMPETITIVE INTEGRATED EMPLOYMENT: advance the student, parent and business understanding of the employment goal for all transition aged youth with disabilities as outlined in the Federal Workforce Innovations and Opportunity Act.
- Develop a flyer that outlines the benefits and supports available to businesses that provide opportunities to transition aged youth.
- Develop a flyer that outlines for parents and students the types of employment support available to them once they leave high school.
STAKEHOLDER COLLABORATION : for all stakeholders, increase awareness and understanding of procedures and protocol for transitioning students into post-secondary agencies and programs and inform students, parents and staff through educational opportunities including in-service presentations, speakers and student/parent information events.
- Develop a protocol for inviting Regional Center Service Coordinators to IEP meetings.
- Conduct information nights throughout the region that focus on the needs of transition aged youth with disabilities.