Welcome to the Center for Change in Transition Services. Thinking of life after high school? CCTS helps prepare students with disabilities for success in high school and beyond. If you are a student, parent, or educator please check out our many job, life skills, and education resources.


Disability -- Do your students know about their disability and how and when to disclose?

 The South Dakota Disability Employment Initiative recently shared a video on the topic of disability disclosure. This 8 minute video features personal testimonies by students with visible and hidden disabilities on their choices to disclose or not disclose their disabilities in education and workplace settings. NCWD/ Youth has several resources available to inform young people with disabilities, as well as their family members and youth service professionals, how to determine appropriate methods of disclosure.

 The 411 on Disability Disclosure: A Workbook for Youth with Disabilities

 The 411 on Disability Disclosure: A Workbook for Families, Educators, Youth Service Professionals, and Adult Allies Who Care About Youth with Disabilities; and the supplemental Cyber Disclosure for Youth with Disabilities.

 

Post-School Survey News...

It is time to start making phone calls. The calls need to be completed by midnight November 1, 2014. When you log into the Online Data Collection System, choose Post-School Survey Enter/Edit Data. This will allow you to enter day while making the calls. If you find that a student is no longer a "leaver" and has re-enrolled in school, please send us an email to delete the student from our system.  To access a paper copy of the survey (for reference only) you may download a copy here.


Featured Resources...

Youth Leadership Forum for High School Students with Disabilities.

The Governor's Committee on Disability Issues and Employment provides information regarding Washington State's 13th annual Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) at Western Washington University, Bellingham on July 27 - August 1, 2014. If you have any questions or would like to receive an application, please contact Debbie Himes at (360) 725-9511 or by email at dhines@esd.wa.gov.

Summer Camp Directory.

The latest summer camp directory has been published by the Center for Children with Special Needs. It includes a searchable database where you can look for camps that meet your student's needs. This is a great way to increase a youth's independence and get them ready for their post-school education, training, employment, or independent living skills.

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OSPI Special Education Updates:

These updates are created by the OSPI Special Education staff and sent out electronically each month to all school district special education staff alerting them that the lasted news has been posted to the OSPI website.