Transition Partnerships

University of Kansas

Eanes is a participant in the Transition Coalition Self-Study, which is a team-focused professional development process, complete with materials and online supports using researched-based information, strategies and practices. The Transition Self-Study improves special education compliance data and enhances the abilities of secondary special education staff to improve outcomes for students with disabilities.  The Self-Study process took 12 weeks and included online learning, group discussion, applied learning activities, data-based reflection on current practices and programs, and action planning and implementation.  This year’s TSS Team identified student involvement in the ARD/IEP process and meetings as its first project, to begin in the 2018-19 school year.  We will maintain a relationship with the Transition Coalition for technical assistance. https://transitioncoalition.org/

 

Texas Workforce Commision

TWSVRS, formerly DARS, is rapidly expanding its offerings for vocational and career development for young people ages 14-25.  In addition to partnering with EISD to reach families of students across the continuum of special education services, and for all secondary students, TWSVRS piloted an in-house social skills and personal finance class, using the curriculum “Skills to Pay the Bills,” at ATS this year.  TWSVRS has developed several courses of this nature, and ATS will continue to serve as a host site during the 2018-19 school year. http://www.twc.state.tx.us/jobseekers/vocational-rehabilitation-youth-students#overview

 

SAFE

SAFE Alliance, a merger of Austin Children’s Center and SafePlace, is partnering with several school districts in the region to assess needs, develop curriculum and pilot course offerings on the subject of healthy relationships for young adults with disabilities.  EISD’s ATS program is serving as one of SAFE’s pilot sites.  We assisted with the needs assessment in 2017-18 and will be hosting a pilot class for ATS students, “Healthy Relationships,” during the 2018-19 school year. http://www.safeaustin.org/