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Transition Collaborative Schools Goffstown HS Londonderry HS Pelham HS Timberlane HS Windham HS Salem HS Pinkerton Academy Improving Transition Outcomes

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  • High School IEP(Individualized Education Plan)

  • Keynote Presentations (6-7pm)Dick Hoyt

    Dr. David Hagner

    Overview on upcoming Parent Classes (7-8pm)Specific Planning Encourages Creative Solutions

    Creative Financing

    Starting Your Own Micro-Enterprise

    Vendor Fair with refreshments (8-9)=pm)

  • 2000- 1st Transition Night for Pinkerton families included:Brought in parents of recent graduates to discuss their transition experience and recommendations for other parents just beginning their planningBrought in Dafna Krouck Gordon from TILL 2001-With parent feedback, we made some additions:Created a panel made up of professionals from Area Agency, VR, Derry Community Health Services, and Social Security Administration.2002-Added Vendor Fair Community Support Providers organizations who were approved by Area Agencies and Vocational Rehabilitation.2003-no major change2004-Same format- Met with Patty Cotton from the Institute on Disabilities to discuss ways to improve the program.

  • 2005-With Pattys input, the format was revised-Explored collaborative relationship with other high school Special Education departments who were looking to improve outcomes for their students with developmental disabilities. Two schools joined the Collaborative which increased our funding to begin to add classes for parents:Salem HSTimberlane HSIntroduced parents to five-part training called SPECIFIC PLANNING ENCOURAGES CREATIVE SOLUTIONS (SPECS) which was being offered for the first time by Patty Cotton from UNH-IOD and Leslie Boggis from Gateways Area Agency in NashuaEncouraged families to use Person-centered Planning as a planning toolEncouraged school personnel to use person-centered planning mapping techniques to help individuals identify their likes, dislikes, strengths, etc. 2006 Added Pelham HS and Londonderry HS to the collaborative Vendor participation continued to growExpanded SPECS class from five to six classes

  • 2007Added Creative Finance class2008Added Windham HSAdded Creating Your Own Micro-Enterprise with Doreen Rosimos from Income Links, LLCOffered In-Service training from administration and Special Education staffVendor participation grows to over 30 businesses2010Expanded micro-enterprise training to half-day trainingWorking on adding to create mini-grants ($300) which families can apply to receive and ultimately create their own business model with Doreens assistance.Offered 17 different events during the school year

  • 2010-11 Transition Collaborative Activities Calendar

    January 19, 2011Dinner Reception with Dr. David Hagner, Patty Cotton, and Doreen Rosimos (PA Senior Caf from 5:30-7:30)January 20, 2011Transition Planning Parent Information Night (Stockbridge Theatre from 6-9pm)January 21, 2011Snow Date Transition Planning Parent Information Night (Stockbridge Theatre from 6-9pm) February 2, 2011SPECS In-Service Training with Patty Cotton (Shepard Caf from 3:00 - 5:30)February 9, 2011Person-centered Planning In-Service Training with Patty Cotton (Shepard Caf from 3:00 - 5:30)February 16, 2011Person-centered Planning In-Service Training with Patty Cotton (Shepard Caf from 3:00 - 5:30) March 1, 2011Creating Your Own Micro-Enterprise (1st class) with Doreen Rosimos (Shepard Teachers Lounge from 5:30 8:30)March 5, 2011 Day Create Your Own Micro-Enterprise planning session for graduates from last years class (Shepard Teachers Lounge from 10:00 2:00)March 8, 2011Creating Your Own Micro-Enterprise (2nd class) with Doreen Rosimos (Shepard Teachers Lounge from 5:30 8:30)

  • April 12, 2011SPECS (1st class) with Patty Cotton and Leslie Boggis (Shepard Teachers Lounge from 5:30 8:30)April 19, 2011SPECS (2nd class) with Patty Cotton and Leslie Boggis (Shepard Teachers Lounge from 5:30 8:30) May 3, 2011SPECS (3rd class) with Patty Cotton and Leslie Boggis (Shepard Teachers Lounge from 5:30 8:30)May 10, 2011SPECS (4th class) with Patty Cotton and Leslie Boggis (Shepard Teachers Lounge from 5:30 8:30)May 17, 2011SPECS (5th class) with Patty Cotton and Leslie Boggis (Shepard Teachers Lounge from 5:30 8:30) May 24, 2011SPECS (6th class) with Patty Cotton and Leslie Boggis (Shepard Teachers Lounge from 5:30 8:30)May 31, 2011Creative Finance (1st class) with Patty Cotton (Shepard Teachers Lounge from 5:30 8:30)June 7, 2011Creative Finance (2nd class) with Patty Cotton (Shepard Teachers Lounge from 5:30 8:30)June 14, 2011Creative Finance (3rd class) with Patty Cotton (Shepard Teachers Lounge from 5:30 8:30)2010-11 Transition Collaborative Activities Calendar

  • Relationship MapPlaces Map

  • Jeffs Vision

  • Define SuccessOpen MindGather InformationEngage Others

  • Define Success

    Asset to the CommunityOptimized CapabilitiesUtilize Natural SupportsIndependenceIndividual AccomplishmentOpen Mind

    Eliminate MisperceptionsCut Apron StringsOut of the Box

  • Gather Information

    SPECSArea AgencyPost graduate families

    Engage OthersFriends!TeachersFamilyCase ManagersCommunity

  • Facilitation StructureTools MethodsEducationChallenges typical Service Planning

  • Because our kids have different skills and capabilities, success needs to be unique to the individual.Traditional Planning is cookie cutter by definition.Success is defined as having something to doNo real emphasis on productive or creation of a viable member of the communityAllot of attention is paid to behavioral problems and obstaclesResults of a typical service plan : 1. Find a part time job 2. Find supported employment opportunity3. Arrange for job shadowing4. Community-integration activities for non-work hours *Independence unique to the individual skills and capabilities.Activities tailored to likes and dislikes of the individual - private sector would label this as core competencies

    Khoury Asset to the community Environment that fosters accomplishment recognition.We all thrive in an environment where rewards are recognized and valued.

    *Financials follow the money Funding typical pathUnderstanding of Service planning terminology i.e. SWO Supported Work OptionsAll is designed to eliminate flexibility and fit into a standard model.SPECS is comprehensive and encourages collaboration.

    Parents are encouraged to be passive and have limited involvementEasier for Agency Service PlannersCost effective 3-1 ratios or moreThe way it worksIn reality Young adults can thrive and be productive in their communityEducation and tenacity will provide excellent optionsParents and Caregivers need education and direction to allow independenceLong and short term costs can be reduced as a result!Engage othersIt can be a challenge to identify stakeholders Drs - store personnel neighbors PT OT etc. Orientation is one key definition of success and education is the other.*MentoringA creative process that supports strategic thinking as an art and not a science Focus is on definition of purpose and elimination of obstacles (unlocking doors to community inclusion)There are no easy protocols, ser=ts of tools or standard approaches that fit all person-centered planning teams.

    8 day introductory course called Methods, Models & Tools for Facilitating Person-Centered planning*ResultsApproval for 26k in funding through Area AgencyInitial blend of Day Program @ 50% and Consumer Directed Support Plan @ 50% Note: not offered until requestedFocus is 100% on activities focused on Khourys success in his field of interestsJoint effort on recruitment processJob ApplicationsFollow-upMarketing Khourys strengthsIndependenceDay program Vendor 3-1 volunteer opportunitiesVilla Nursing home 2 days a week in Manchester (cafeteria)Animal Rescue League (unsupervised, specific task execution)Family Directed Support One on one Hygiene plan in support of hospital & culinary environmentBehavior plan (Current employers and Vendor)Physical strength and endurance (Chef Buxton)Project Search @ CMC in ManchesterInterview processChallenge4 departments with goal of independence in each function

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