Partners for Employment Statewide School-to-Work Transition Conference

Promising Practices Happening throughout New Mexico

 

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

8:30 AM-4:30 PM


Training Description

Event Description:
This one-day conference will highlight some of the promising practices in school-to-work transition happening in communities across New Mexico.

Participants will:

-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

-Adult Providers

-Professionals from other agencies involved in the support of young adults with disabilities and their families

 

Tentative Agenda:

8:30 Continental Breakfast

 

9:00 Welcome

 

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?”

 

12:00 Lunch

 

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”

 

Other Details:

- 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.


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About Us


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.

 

 


Location
Embassy Suites Hotel

1000 Woodward Pl NE
Conference Center
Albuquerque, NM 87102




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