LTC Quarterly Newsletter

People cooking in their home; Lifespan Transitions Center; What's New?

NEW: Early Transition Planning Web Page

OCALI and the Ohio Employment First Taskforce completed an Early Planning Pilot last school year with several districts exploring ways to help elementary school educators and families begin early transition planning. The educators and caregivers found simple ways to begin early transition planning conversations and ways for caregivers to connect with other families and agency for support. Take a look at the Early Transition Planning resources to find simple tools to begin talking about adult life visions and outcomes for students and children. These tools helped families think about different aspects of adulthood they hadn’t considered before and allowed education teams to find ways to prepare students for those adult life visions.

NEW: January 5, 6:30-8pm
Charting the LifeCourse Training for Caregivers

Please share this upcoming training opportunity with your caregivers and families. Join Celia Schloemer, Family Support Coordinator, UCCEDD and Jenna Allen, Transition to Adulthood Consultant, OCALI on January 5 from 6:30 – 8pm to learn about the Charting the LifeCourse tools and how they can help caregivers:

  • Develop and share visions for adult life
  • Empower children and families to dream and achieve the future they want
  • Prepare for IEP meetings and other important discussions with educators
  • Develop effective support strategies and plans for the transition to adulthood

Learn More & Register

NEW: Take 5 Videos

  • Ohio's Long-term Graduation Requirements
    Be prepared for Ohio’s new graduation requirements! Learn how the class of 2023 and beyond will show their competency and readiness to fulfill graduation requirements and prepare to be a valuable member of society, no matter their disability!
  • Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities – College2Careers Program
    Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) is the state agency that helps individuals with disabilities find work and gain independence. In this video you will learn about OOD’s Ohio College2Careers program, which is a partnership between OOD and 17 colleges and universities in Ohio to ensure college students with disabilities in Ohio have the supports and services they need to achieve their career goals.
  • Creative Career Awareness for K-5 Learners
    Spark children's natural curiosity! Engage learners to learn more about the world of work both in the classroom or at home! Discover INFOhio's digital content supporting career awareness available to Ohio's students, educators, and parents at no cost.
  • Create Career Opportunities for Career Exploration in Grades 6-8
    INFOhio has quality vetted resources on career opportunities and career exploration available to Ohio's students, educators, and parents at no cost! Engage youth to connect their Strengths, Preferences, Interests and Needs to their preferred career field, through student lead inquiry!
  • Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities – Career Discovery Toolkit
    Review quick guides for any career hiring process! Get practical strategies from applying for a job to interviewing to accepting a position.
  • Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities – Career Pathways Toolkit
    Match youth's preferences with their career passion! Find out what duties are expected for a job. Or how much pay youth can receive in an in-demand career field. Explore what local colleges can train a youth for career they want!

People looking across a skyline; Lifespan Transitions Center; The Journey: A Free Webinar Series;

Our Journey webinar series is one of our most popular resources! We know these webinars can be long, so we created Journey: Shortcuts, a series of short video clips taken from our longer Journey webinars. In the Shortcuts, you will learn about a specific tool, concept, or practice that you can use in your personal or professional life. Interested in learning more about that Shortcut topic? Watch the full Journey webinar to find more details. We’ll be adding Shortcuts regularly, so be on the lookout!

Register Now: Monday, January 30, 2023, 2:30 PM
Autism and Trauma

In this session, Tom Galperin will discuss how persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder experience trauma. The presentation will provide concrete examples on how professionals can help individuals with ASD to understand and navigate traumatic experiences. Register Now.