Learn about essential topics for transition and adulthood and engage in new ideas through Take 5 webcasts. Each short video in the Take 5 series will review a topic, concept or idea about transition and adult life planning, service and support for those assisting youth and adults with disabilities. Take 5 also provides five take-away resources for each of the webcasts to help extend learning and support implementation of new knowledge or sharing of valuable ideas.
View the newest Take 5 videos or reacquaint yourself with the topics that will help you support youth to acquire new skills and take charge of their life! Dive deeper into the Take 5 useful resources!
Age Appropriate Transition Assessment (AATA)
Tools to plan for the future with a transition team! Youth and adults can have the life they want by preparing and following a plan to their ideal life. Review an easy to understand description of AATA that can help guide a team to identify the needed data and how to use data to inform post-secondary goals and transition services.
Age Appropriate Transition Assessment: A Process of Asking and Answering Questions
Learn about a simple, effective, process to identify the focus of the needed AATA through a process of asking and answering questions.
Community Collaboration - Become involved in your community!
Connect and engage community partners to help youth and adults reach their individual goals.
Multi Agency Collaboration to Support Positive Outcomes for Transition Age Youth
Discover new strategies for local collaboration from Summit County Board of Developmental Disabilities
Outreach Center for Deafness and Blindness: Take 5 Introduction
Discover the Outreach Center for Deafness and Blindness and the resources available to support students with deafness and blindness and their families.
School Based Partnerships to Support Transition Services
Learn how Summit County Board of Developmental Disabilities and school partners have created valuable transition services in the county.
Evidence Based Practices and Predictors for Successful Adult Outcomes
Explore videos on evidence based strategies and learn about proven teaching methods to assist youth and adults as they transition to their future goals and plans. Connect with community members and plan for all parts of youths or adults’ life from the work world to independent living activities.
The OhioMeansJobs-Readiness Seal
Presented by: Kayla Mack, Education Program Specialist- Office of Graduate Success. Learn how Ohio high schoolers can access one pathway towards graduation!
OCALI Autism Resources for Transition Age Youth
Updated resources on the OCALI Autism Center webpage can help any youth prepare for adulthood.
Collaborative Networks for Student Support and Family Engagement are Predictors for Success
Establish strong support networks for all transition age youth to reach their desired adult outcomes. Cultivate networks of support for youth by fostering family and community involvement.
What are Evidence Based Predictors?
Analyze researched based activities, services, and supports for transition youth to have positive adult outcomes in the area of employment, community living, and continued education training.
A major consideration when planning for youth’s adult life is planning for the youth’s mental wellness. Youth’s understanding of the adult world continues to develop as they are introduced to new experiences. Transition team members should also attend to their self-care and wellness while supporting youth. Explore the videos found in this section that highlight strategies for youth and their transition teams to more effectively prepare for life after high school.
Part 1: The Foundation of Self-Care
Activate your daily routine with a few simple foundational self-care tips!
Part 2: Strategies and Resources for Self-Care
Equip yourself and youth with resources from OCALI and the community, to support the path to a healthy self.
Part 1: Trauma Informed Care (TIC)
Join Heather Leffler, Regional Liaison for Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, as she explores the basics of TIC and how it relates to Transition age youth.
Make your voice be heard!
Use proven strategies and techniques to direct your life’s journey. Listen to eight advocates as they speak about how they created the life they wanted using self-advocacy strategies and resources.
Self Advocacy Part 1
Meet advocates of different ages, abilities, and from different walks of life. Learn about their unique perspective on what the terms self-advocacy and advocate mean to them.
Self-Advocacy: Part 2, Speak up! It's Your Life!
Eight advocates voice their needs! Youth and individuals with disabilities can learn from advocates to use their voice to build the life they want.
Technology for Life, Work & Learning
Learn how apps and computer software can provide greater access and independence to community living, employment, and continued learning for all individuals.
Google Assistant to support Postsecondary Goals
Broaden any team member’s resources when working with either teenagers or adults. Using Google Assistant along with backwards planning is an aid to increase positive post school outcomes.
Google Calendar to support Postsecondary Goals
Google Calendar can optimize your daily, weekly, and monthly priorities and goals. Google Calendar assists students with goal making and task preparedness as they use backwards planning for positive post-school outcomes.
Google Hangout to support Postsecondary Goals
Break down barriers that interfere with independent completion of task using Google Hangout to support work tasks throughout the day.
Google Keep to support Postsecondary Goals
Improve productivity in all settings by using visual, audio, and checklist that can be shared with others as well as connecting through backwards planning.
Google Maps to support Postsecondary Goals
Broaden one’s horizons within the community using Google Maps.
Mobile Devices for Postsecondary Goals Part 1: Using Mobile Devices
Learn about a feature-matching process that can match an individuals’ needs and abilities to an appropriate device and improve postsecondary outcomes.