Transition Team Initiative

NEC’s Transition Team Initiative (NEC-ITTI)

This training project incorporates evidence-based practices for teens and young adults who have combined vision and hearing loss, their families and educational team members. These practices promote future opportunities for greater independence and improved quality of life. 

Transition planning for young adults who have combined vision and hearing loss requires an organized team approach, involving the student, family, and team members. NEC’s Transition Team Initiative will bring together families, professionals and agencies in order to complete the following:

  • Develop a person-centered plan and educational program
  • Incorporate family involvement throughout program development and future planning
  • Identify key supports and services provided by state and local agencies
  • Increase service provider skills in assessment, program development and implementation as outlined in the Transition Action Plan. 

 Step 1:  Meet with IEP/Transition Planning team; identify important team members and agencies; and develop  Person Centered Plan
              Develop Transition Plan and identify critical steps toward success

 Step 2:  NEC personnel will facilitate monthly sessions (virtual and/or face-to-face),  using guided tools and short webcast presentations

 Step 3:  Final face-to-face session 

Transition planning for young adults who have combined vision and hearing loss requires an organized team approach, involving the student, family, and team members. NEC’s Transition Team Initiative will bring together families, professionals and agencies in order to complete the following:

  • Develop a person-centered plan and educational program 
  • Incorporate family involvement throughout program development and future planning
  • Identify key supports and services provided by state and local agencies
  • Increase service provider skills in assessment, program development and implementation as outlined in the Transition Action Plan. 

 Benefits to Participation:

  • Enhanced team collaboration
  • Smoother IEP planning process
  • Person-centered goals designed to meet the student and family’s wishes
  • Identification of instructional practices to support sensory and learning needs
  • Enhancement of self-determined behaviors
  • Increased knowledge for families of the planning process and services outside of the educational environment
  • Enhanced quality of life for the student​​

Webcast:

  • Session 1:  Overview of TTI: Transition Planning for Young Adults with Combined Vision & Hearing Loss
  • Session 2:  Person Centered Planning:  Linking Planning to Instruction
  • Session 3:  Key Ingredients for a Transition-Focused Educational Program
  • Session 4:  Strategies & Models for Vocational Experiences  
  • Session 5:  Daily Living Skills for Students with Combined Vision and Hearing Loss
  • Session 6:  Community Connections and Recreation
  • Session 7:  End of Year Celebration:  Share the PCP and Program PlanWeb

If you have any questions regarding NEC’s TTI please contact us: (617) 972-7517 or tracy.luiselli@perkins.org