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

Are you working on life skills with individuals you support?
RIMAC has a great kitchen skills kit! https://rimac.library.site/resources/detail/36744-36744_OPAC_v1_Coll-S_1a8c0f45-3d9a-4fbe-bd31-34ae23032628/1?facets=

Just learned abt #Tlap @burgessdave in this #podcast from @rechargedfamily 💯❤️ the quote 👇!
1) Build Capacity
2) Create spaces to practice #StudentLedIEP mtgs
3) Experiences live Forever!
Thanks 4 the savvy lead @KathiStephan_ https://podcasts.apple.com/by/podcast/dave-burgess-and-the-importance-of/id1574013845?i=1000575714313
@DCDT_CEC @RITransition

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One last #TransitionTip post on the theme of engaging families in transition planning!

Families play an important role in promoting self-advocacy in students with disabilities. Consider the following suggestions to further engage families in the transition planning process.

https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Details/1278073/West-Bay-Collaborative/Director-of-Regional-Transition
Come join our transition team!!!

💯 "let them drive the IEP." ~ @leeannjung
Pls check out our @SIPInclusion The SpecialEDge newsletter - below is an article on #StudentLedIEP mtgs - Table of Contents Article #4. https://www.sipinclusion.org/2022/06/13/the-special-edge-newsletter-spring-2022/
@JSIiams @tn_transition @DCDT_CEC @RITransition @parentcenterhub @FACTOregon https://twitter.com/leeannjung/status/1561329848697716740

Lee Ann Jung, PhD @leeannjung

So many times we make guesses at what is going to work for a student when planning the IEP. Involve the student and ask them. Let them drive the IEP. #LeadInclusion. #SpedChat

We’re feeling extra optimistic after tonite! We welcomed the Class of 2026 with an impressive turnout of students, families, & mentors! We had quite the night- from DJ O, to the rock wall, the yummy food, & the fantastic representation of our student activities. #wwhswizardpride

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Thank you to the ENTIRE @RISenate for its support of long-term rate reform for providers of services to people with disabilities.

This legislation is gaining bipartisan support because it impacts thousands of Rhode Islanders.

Let’s pass S2311 this session.

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