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2018 Presentations

Call for Presentations

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Oregon Statewide Transition Conference
Building Bridges to the Future
February 28th- March 2nd, 2018
Marriott Downtown Portland-Waterfront
Portland, Oregon

Call for presentation submissions are invited that address one of the three strands, include practical and replicable activities or strategies, and focus on strengths as they relate to: Implementation strategies; Outcomes and/or products; and Tools to share that support replication.Proposals will be chosen to create a balance of topics that will appeal to a variety of audiences.

Proposal submissions are invited that address one of the four strands, include practical and replicable activities or strategies, and focus on strengths as they relate to: Implementation strategies; Outcomes and/or products; and Tools to share that support replication.

Proposals will be chosen to create a balance of topics that will appeal to a variety of audiences.

Topic Strand #1: Education

Presentations submitted for sessions under this topical strand should address innovative and promising practices that assure youth play a vital role in their transition from school adult life. Educational Practices and innovative strategies for in classroom instruction, or community education would be welcomed. Sessions should be interactive and provide attendees with practical descriptions of innovative programs and/or partnerships in the community that could support a student in all aspects of their transition from school to adult life.

Sessions may include:

  • WIOA/Pre-Employment Strategies in the community
  • Curriculum and Assessment tools used for transition planning
  • Successful Transition programs
  • Strategies for Student and Family Engagement in the IEP process
  • Student Peer Mentoring
  • Independent Living Councils
  • Preparing Students for Post-Secondary options

Topic Strand #2: Employment

Presentations submitted for sessions under this topical strand should address employment focused outcomes for transition aged students. This can include agency partnerships towards employment outcomes, utilizing school and community based business, strategies on approaching employers and customizing jobs, promoting self-advocacy in the workplace, employment solutions for rural areas, or preparing a student for entering the workplace. Sessions should be interactive and provide attendees with insight into evidence based practices with a focus on current trends and practices in the Oregon employment market, geared towards supporting transitional aged youth.

Sessions may include:

  • Current labor market trends
  • Student led enterprises
  • Development of paid/non-paid work experiences
  • Employer/agency partnerships
  • Disability disclosure
  • How to engage an employer in hiring transition aged youth
  • Assistive technology solutions for students on the job
  • Current models of employment experience/development

Topical Strand #3: Independent Living

Presentations submitted for sessions under this topical strand should address independent living for transitional aged youth. Topics can include, financial literacy, soft skills for employment, community involvement and participation, community safety, self-advocacy, healthy lifestyle, communication skill building, and conflict resolution. Sessions should be interactive and provide attendees with resources and tools that support students to function independently in society.

Sessions may include:

  1. Budgeting for your future
  2. Navigating Social Security and and SSI-Entitlement to Benefits and Age 18 Transition
  3. Community services/supports that can enhance your lifestyle
  4. How to navigate life independently with a disability
  5. Being an active participant in your community

Conference Registration Fee and Multiple Presenters

If there is more than one presenter, conference registration fee at the presenter rate is limited to one person. If Accommodations are needed (special needs, table set-up, room preference, etc),please indicate on application.

Please note: Oregon Statewide Transition Conference Planning Committee reserves the right to edit session titles and descriptions to allow for accuracy, consistency, and clarity in all conference materials.