Family Involvement

NTACT defines parent(s) or family involvement as parent(s)/families/guardian are active and knowledgeable participants in all aspects of transition planning (e.g., decision-making, providing support, attending meetings, and advocating for their child).

NTACT disseminates resources to guide practices that are developed from the best available evidence of effectiveness. Throughout our website resources developed directly from the research are indicated as Evidence-Based, Research-Based, or Promising.

To access the NTACT evidence-based metrics, visit https://www.transitionta.org/best-available-evidence

Benefits Planning Information

Benefits Planning is a service which provides Social Security beneficiaries with information regarding the interaction of Earned Income and Social Security benefits. A Certified Work Incentives Counselor (CWIC) can provide individualized information based on a beneficiary’s specific situation.

State Resources

The State of Rhode Island has numerous resources to help families be more involved in the planning process for transition. Below are the primary state resources, should you choose to engage them. 

R.I. Secondary  Transition & Employment First Twitter Feed

This collection is going to enable historians and scholars to document the shift from a time when people with disabilities were seen as objects of charity needing medical supervision to people who were taking control of decisions affecting their own lives.
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We're back with day 3 of the Conference!

Watch today's Q&A at 3:00pm about community participation.

On-demand webinars
Pathways to Adult Services Part 2: https://youtu.be/QYpZ_pfM68I
ABLE Act and Able Accounts: https://youtu.be/5cfFFLqYwMM

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Shifting to #RemoteLearning has posed additional challenges for #K12 students with disabilities. Assistive technology can help teachers help these students. via @EdTech_K12 https://edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2020/11/how-assistive-technology-supporting-students-through-pandemic

A beautiful testament to the power of perseverance, having a vision, and focusing on what people with disabilities CAN do.

Chris Nikic, You Are an Ironman. And Your Journey Is Remarkable. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/16/sports/ironman-triathlon-down-syndrome.html?smid=tw-share

3 Models Underlying Assumptions About Disability | Psychology Today https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/disability-is-diversity/202011/3-models-underlying-assumptions-about-disability

Autism in the Workplace: Why Accommodations Need to Be Fluid | The Mighty https://themighty.com/2020/11/autism-workplace-accommodations/?utm_source=engagement_bar&utm_campaign=post_feed.story_card_full.mobile_fixed_engagement_bar&utm_medium=email

5 Models for Making the Most Out of Hybrid Learning http://www.spencerauthor.com/?p=63319 via @spencerideas
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11th Annual Transition to Adulthood Conference https://ripin.org/11th-annual-transition-to-adulthood-conference/

Yesterday, we released our latest report on #equity -- why it matters, and how we *must* include students, families + community to actually achieve equity in education.

Thank you Paige for leading a dynamic presentation and discussion!

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