Upcoming Events for OTAP

Transition Webinar Series


1.Thursday, February 16, 2017 2:30-4:00 p.m.

2.Thursday, March 16, 2017     2:30-4:00 p.m.

3.Thursday, April 13, 2017     2:30-4:00 p.m.


Assistive Technology and Post-Secondary Transition

Webinar Series

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IDEA ensures that all children with disabilities have available to them a free appropriate public education that emphasizes special education and related services, designed to meet their unique needs and prepare them for further education, employment and independent living.  Further, IDEA requires that we consider and plan for the transition needs of our students.  In this three part webinar series, we will examine the many considerations of transition planning for students who use assistive technology.  We will focus on the areas of AT and transition to post-secondary education and independent employment.  This webinar series will assist you in preparing students for successful use of their assistive technology in their lives after high school

Thursday, February 16, 2017 2:30-4 p.m.

Part One:  Overview of Assistive Technology and Post–Secondary Transitions

In part one of the Secondary Transition series, we will begin with a brief overview of Secondary Transition in Oregon.  The emphasis of this session will be an overview of Post-Secondary transition for students using assistive technology.  We will discuss transition planning in relation to assistive technology and the associated skills students need to develop, including self-determination and AT independence skills, to prepare them for facing the challenges that arise after transition to adult living.  This session will cover aspects of post-secondary transition and AT that are pertinent to the many paths students can follow upon exiting their K-12 education program.

The remaining sessions will address specific areas of AT transitions: AT in Post—secondary Education and Independent Employment with AT. 

Thursday, March 16, 2017     2:30-4:00 p.m.

Part Two:  QIAT-PS Student self-evaluation matrix

Part two of our AT and Transition series will focus on AT transition to colleges and universities and the implications for school practitioners.  We will look at factors students must consider when attending college, including knowledge of available AT services and supports.  Strategies for preparing the student for this transition will be presented, as well as for developing the course of study and IEP goals as part of the student’s K-12 transition plan.

Thursday, April 13, 2017 2:30-4 p.m.

Part Three: Independent Employment and Assistive Technology   

The independent worker who uses assistive technology will face employment challenges, such as decisions about disclosure of disability and ways that talk about AT needed on the job.  We will discuss ways to prepare students for independent employment and offer resources to assist the student to ensure continuity of AT use after leaving school.  We will identify concepts to help teams develop the course of study and to write IEP goals as part of the student’s transition plan.


Contact Kelli Fife at 541-492-6610 or kelli.fife@douglasesd.k12.or.us with registration questions.

Contact Debra Fitzgibbons at 541-440-4791 or Debra.Fitzgibbons@douglasesd.k12.or.us with questions about workshop content.

HANDOUTS | Session Four

AT Transitions to Group Homes and Supported


Top 8 Most Important Soft Skills for Workplace Readiness

HANDOUTS | Session Three

Transition to Work

Quality Indicators in AT: Vocational Rehab Consumer Self Awareness Area

Apps to help with Transitions to Employment

Pathways RTC Transition Service Provider Competency Scale

TAGG Student Questions

TAGG Sample Report

HANDOUTS | Session Two

Transition to Postsecondary Education - PowerPoint

What Students Need to Know About AT to go to College

QIAT Postsecondary Student Worksheet


Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology

HANDOUTS | Session One

Overview of AT Transition - Handout #1

Transition Planning Worksheet - Handout #2

Executive Order

Administrative Rule Change


ODE: Secondary Transition for Students with Disabilities

ODE: AT and Transition


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