R.I. Office of Rehabilitation Services (ORS)

The Office of Rehabilitation Services has a mission “To empower individuals with disabilities to choose, prepare for, obtain, and maintain employment, economic self-sufficiency, independence, and integration into society. “

The Office of Rehabilitation Services has a strong commitment to assist students with disabilities with transition planning to adult life. ORS Counselors work with all school districts, families and students to prepare for job training, career development and employment opportunities after high school. ORS Counselors provide technical assistance, consultation, information and referral services to school systems and work in close partnership with the 5 Regional Educational Collaboratives, netWORKri and other agencies to improve transition planning.

http://www.ors.ri.gov/

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Pre-ETS fact sheet 122017Institute Copy

R.I. Secondary  Transition & Employment First Twitter Feed

Richmond man praised for helping man in need during medical call https://turnto10.com/news/local/richmond-man-praised-for-helping-man-in-need-during-medical-call

🎓Transition Assessment resource highlight (#2): Uncovering Strengths https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwQjB1bJuXY
Through this resource, you will learn about:
🔸 the importance of strength-based approach
🔸 using strengths for career & transition planning
🔸 assessments to uncover student strengths

❤️ this 3 min video on #StudentLed Conferences. Developing #agency in students! #SelfDetermination Fall #ParentTeacher Conferences- a gr8 place 2 allow our CWDs 2 develop their voice. @RITransition @SPANadvocacy @GAB__on @UnderstoodOrg @1in5awareness https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ju0GlA7wE3w&t=191s

We are thrilled to announce that Therese Willkomm will kick off #ATCNE with: Discovering the Joy of Assistive Technology Making- A Hands-on “AT Makers” Workshop! Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/discovering-the-joy-of-assistive-technology-making-a-hands-on-workshop-tickets-171997869257

An important part of your transition planning is including independent & community living. Click the link in bio to watch the full video & learn more about community & independent living!

#pennsylvania #disability #transitionplanning

This week's #TransitionTip is about finding ways to make students' participation in the transition assessment process more accessible via the use of assistive technology.

❤️👇 We're listening Shane Bryan! Thank you for sharing your perspective, purpose and perseverance! #abilitynotdisability #selfdetermination #ICanIWillWatchMe @DisMentors @BroadFutures @fwdworks @PSwan41250789 @RITransition @Patrykschw1 @parentcenterhub @UnderstoodOrg

Want to learn more about Work-Based Learning options for students completing the Alternate Academic Diploma? Register for our free October 14 webcast with @AlisonAGauld from @TNedu! Click here: https://transitiontn.org/webcasts/

🎓 Transition Assessment resource highlight (#1): Transition Assessment Process for Students with Complex Support Needs
https://centerontransition.org/publications/download.cfm?id=160

When your planning for you career after high school, here are some questions to ask yourself !
visit http://transitiondiscoveries.org to learn more!

#disability #DisabilityTwitter #youth #youthadvocacy #iep #adulthood #transition #college #goals

Our latest publication is a Fast Fact on:
Practical Strategies for Trauma Informed Learning Environments
https://centerontransition.org/publications/download.cfm?id=159

We ❤️the look of #selfdetermination from 👉Experts on #Advocacy: What is #SelfAdvocacy, & why is it important? Thx @EasterSealsCTX 4 sharing the impact of Developing Capacity #rock⭐️ https://youtu.be/3aT4deIYe-0 @ncldorg @parentcenterhub @ED_Sped_Rehab @IMD_VDOE @RITransition

Session 1: Supported Decision-Making: From Justice for Jenny to Justice for All with Jonathan Martinis https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/7416329397835/WN_1sxNz4IxR72XnwZ7C4uhvQ?t=1633358703148

This week's #TransitionTip is about creating a self-care box for students to practice self-regulation and self-care.

For more ideas on creating trauma-informed learning environment, check out our recent topical paper: https://buff.ly/2XGm1eL

School suspension of 5-11 year olds is shockingly high, and extremely detrimental even 10 years later. In my recently published paper with Megan Andrew in Youth & Society @SAGEJournals, we investigate the long-term scarring effects of suspension & expulsion of kids in grades K-5.

These Microsoft stickers make computers easier to use for people with disabilities https://www.fastcompany.com/90679138/these-microsoft-stickers-make-computers-easier-to-use-for-people-with-disabilities

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