Promising Practices Happening throughout New Mexico
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
8:30 AM-4:30 PM
This one-day conference will highlight some of the promising practices in school-to-work transition happening in communities across New Mexico.
-Gain renewed appreciation for the human dimension of school-to-work transition work by hearing from the current experience of a young adult self-advocate.
-Receive information on the status of school-to-work transition in New Mexico along with proposed recommendations for further best practice development.
-Hear panel discussions of promising school-to-work programs in New Mexico, with special attention to the process behind their development, insights gained, and opportunities for further development.
-Receive insight and mediation tools for the difficult aspects of collaboration.
-Have opportunity to network with colleagues in same and related fields of transition work.
Who should attend?
-State & local special education directors, transition specialists, and teachers
-DVR/DDSD/CREC Vocation Transition Specialists
-Professionals from other agencies involved in the support of young adults with disabilities and their families
8:30 Continental Breakfast
9:15 Keynote: “How to Move Toward Success as a Young Adult: Young Adults with Disabilities Speak about their Desires and their Needs”
10:30 INFORMATION SESSION: Senate Memorial 25 Report: Summary of the needs and recommendations around school-to-work transition in New Mexico
11:00 PANEL: “How has school-to-work collaboration changed your work for the better?”
1:00 INFORMATION SESSION: Central Regional Education Cooperative Vocational Transition Specialist: a first year report
1:30 DISCUSSION GROUPS: Topics in Transition
Facilitator-led discussion groups around student assessment, connection to adult services, family engagement, and work experience opportunities
2:45 CAPSTONE SESSION: “Collaboration: The Power of Listening to Decrease Barriers and Build a Bridge”
- There is no cost to attend, but registration is required.
- A light continental breakfast and lunch will be provided as part of your registration.
- Embassy Suites is offering overnight hotel accommodations at the reduced conference rate of $119/double occupancy per night. If you wish to reserve a room, please phone Embassy Suites (505-245-7100) and mention that you are with the Center for Development and Disability/Partners for Employment conference.
Registration open through 5/24/2018 9:59 PM Mountain Time (US & Canada)
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Partners for Employment is a program of UNM's Center for Development and Disability. Our partners include Department of Health/Developmental Disabilities Supports Division and Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.
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