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Successful Transition for Students with Special Needs: What resources are available to you?

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Research has shown that all students and especially those receiving special education who follow a carefully crafted transition plan are more likely to achieve post-secondary success. Helping professionals can craft these plans, but many may not be aware of the various resources available to ensure students’ successful transition. Additionally, educators are required by law to create a transition plan for students receiving special education by the age of 16; but, it is best practice to begin as early as middle school. So what are the available resources? How can helping professionals ensure that all students succeed in reaching their transition goals? The objectives of this interactive webinar will help answer these questions by introducing attendees to:

  1. Best practices for working with Individualized Education Program (IEP) Committees on transition plans.
  2. Career and technical education programs of study that allow for creation of dual credit and credentialing opportunities.
  3. State agencies that provide support for students in transition.

Presenter

Lakshmi Mahadevan has a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in Career Development Education from Texas A&M University. Her areas of expertise include career assessment, post-secondary options for individuals with special needs, special education and multicultural career counseling. As Associate Professor and Extension Specialist - Special Populations, Dr. Mahadevan has over ten years of experience in conducting face-to-face and online professional development with educators in Texas addressing various special populations-related issues (particularly students with disabilities and English Language Learners). Her other activities include program evaluation, conducting workshops and presentations, preparing newsletters, creating webcasts and special interest web materials, maintaining and supervising the design of online modules, maintaining websites, liaison with stakeholders and experts, preparing evaluation reports, and providing technical assistance.



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