Calling All Transition Teams in NYS! Do you know a young adult with hearing & vision loss between the ages of 14 – 21?

Calling All Transition Teams in NYS! Do you know a young adult with hearing & vision loss between the ages of 14 – 21? The Interdisciplinary Transition Team Initiative (ITTI) is an academic year-long transition planning initiative that incorporates evidence based practices for young adults who have combined hearing and vision loss between the ages of 14-21, their families and educational team members.

The overall purpose of the ITTI is to bring interdisciplinary team members together to identify and support the goals of a young adult who is deaf-blind. Once transition teams have been established they will participate in two face-to-face sessions and monthly web meetings over the 2014-2015 school year. These monthly sessions are supplemented with transition planning activities. The teams are provided with guiding principles and practical tools that have proven successful for transition-age young adults who are deaf-blind. Staff from the New York Deaf-Blind Collaborative will provide on-going support throughout the initiative.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

  • Young adults who are deaf-blind (combined hearing & vision loss)
  • Between the ages of 14-21
  • Resides in New York State

TEAM REQUIREMENTS?

  • Young adult who is deaf-blind
  • Commitment from transition team & support from administration
  • Family participation
  • Attendance at two face-to-face meetings (1 in Fall 2014, 1 in Spring 2015)
  • Participation in monthly web meetings
  • Completion of transition planning activities
  • Local travel

The ITTI kicks-off September 2014! For more information or to register your team please contact:

Susanne Morrow

susanne.morrow@qc.cuny.edu

718-997-4854

*If you live outside of NYS but are interested in participating, please contact us and we will connect you with your respective state deaf-blind project.

Author: New York State DCDT

The New York DCDT strives to increase collaboration efforts in effective transition planning for individuals with disabilities by reducing the duplication of efforts and aligning resources and communication.

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