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

FREE MAPS training 1/29 9-10:30 CST. Hosted by Midwest Inclusive PSE Alliance. PSE programs-this one's for you (K-12 folks are welcome, too) Register today! https://bit.ly/3oJpxOb Questions? Interested in hosting your own training? Email us transitionmaps@gmail.com
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Hybrid teaching (in-person and virtual at the same time) is like one of those shows where mid speech the actor talks directly to the camera to make sure everyone at home is following along.

Registration is closing soon for the #ATCNE Session: Tele-engagement for Individuals Using AAC, being held on January 18, 2021 – 2:00pm-5:00pm (EST). Visit the ATCNE website for more information and to register! https://www.assistivetechnologyconference.com/2020-presentations/

Meet InReturn Strategies, a start-up intent on unlocking the value of America’s disabled workforce https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2021/01/05/inreturn-strategies-inclusion-disability/?tid=ss_tw

Here are a few goals to choose from for people with disabilities interested in committing to some useful self-improvement in the new year. Here are five ideas to consider:

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A new app allows teachers to use their iPhone or iPad as an overhead camera on Zoom https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/6/22217200/overviewer-app-teachers-overhead-camera-iphone-zoom

"In order to improve working conditions for the disabled community, employers must begin 2021 with a plan for improving and creating more diverse and accessible workplaces."
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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

For more information: https://ripin.org/11th-annual-transition-to-adulthood-conference/

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

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