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!
Health Care Transition Readiness for Youth, Young Adults, and Families
Presented by: Annie Schmidt, MPH Health Research/Policy Associate & Samhita Ilango, Health Research/Policy Associate
Adult Literacy Ohio, Gain life skills for reading in your local Ohio Community!
Presented by: Rachel Berens Heiber, Program Manager of Adult Literacy Ohio
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.
Age Appropriate Transition Assessment (AATA): What Is It?
Learn about the process of AATA, how to identify the information needed for transition services and use the data to inform postsecondary goals.
Using Backwards Planning in the Transition Planning Process
Until you know ‘Where you are Going’ and ‘Where you are Now’, You will not be able to create the plan to navigate “The Gap”.
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.
What's New on Ohio's DB101 Website?
Receive trusted information about the youth’s financial planning. Set up a free account today and plan for the future, no matter how many times your plans change!
Residential Options-DD System
Presented by: Jacquie Owens, Community Supports & Development Manager Explore the various levels of support an individual can have in their community home.
Presented by: Jacquie Owens, Housing option for Individuals with Disability, Navigate the multiple avenues to find housing regardless of DD Waivers.
Learning Aid Ohio, Receive 1-on-1 Tutoring services for your youth!
Presented by: Kelsey Frobeen, Program Manager for Learning Aid Ohio, keep the learning going while outside the classroom!
Effective 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 Effective 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.
Creating Expert Learners Through Universal Design for Learning Yields Successful Adult Outcomes
Discover how the UDL Expert Learner model supports successful lifelong learning, connects to transition planning and improves adult outcomes.
Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities- College2Careers Program
Presented by: Kristin Garrett, Program Administrator for OOD Vocational Rehabilitation Program. Explore College Options with OOD!
Creative Career Awareness for K-5 Learners
Presented by: Lori Lee, Assistant Director of INFOhio. Bring a variety of work environments to your classroom or home with INFOhio Career Awareness resources.
Create Career Opportunities for Career Exploration in Grades 6-8
Presented by: Lori Lee, Assistant Director of INFOhio. Peak Career Curiosity among your students with career exploration resources from INFOhio!
Career Development Toolkit
Presented by: Dustin Schwab, Career Development Specialist at Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities. Explore Resources from OOD to find a job! No matter where you are in the job search!
Ohio's Long Term Graduation Requirements
Presented by: Graham Wood, Explore the new Ohio graduation pathway for students with and without disabilities for the class of 2023 and beyond.
How Does Social Security Decide Disability?
Presented by: Theresa Busher, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist, Central/Southern Ohio;
Social Security Take 5, Contacting Social Security
Presented by: Kelly Draggoo, Public Affairs Specialist for Central and Southern Ohio Connect with your local Social Security Office through website, phone or in person!
Applying for SSI - Under Age 18
Presented by: Kelly Draggoo, Public Affairs Specialist for Central & Southern Ohio. Learn the major difference between apply for SSI as a child versus applying as an adult.
Applying for SSI - Age 18 and Older
Presented by: Theresa Busher, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist, Understand the difference when applying for SSI when you are 18 and older.
Difference between SSI vs SSDI
Presented by: Theresa Busher, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist, Central/Southern Ohio. Learn about TWO disability programs administered by Social Security.
Preparing FOR THE ISP/IEP Are You Ready?
Presented by: Tracey Manz, Project Manager for Family Resource Network of Ohio. Ignite your path to your adult life! Start Early
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.
Part 2: Trauma Informed Care (TIC), Building Resiliency
Expand knowledge of TIC and review resources to assist youth to lead their life!
Phases of Life
Life is a journey becoming an adult is not a straight line but rather a trajectory with dips and summits! Connect with others to grow your support and resources as you find yourself in different life chapters.
Tips for New Parents, from an Autistic Parent- Free Resources
Connect with a community, find your people! Learn about four free resources every new parent should know about!
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.
Alternatives to Guardianship: Supported Decision Making, Part 1
Navigate the array of supports that can be considered as individuals with disabilities move to adult life.
Rights of People under Guardianship, Part 2
Understand how individuals with disabilities’ rights are shaped by guardianship and what rights they still have under guardianship.
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.
Self-Advocacy: Part 3, Resources to Plan Your Life!
Capitalize on resources the advocates have used to create the life they want as part of their local community.
Charting the LifeCourse
Presented by: Jenna Allen, Charting the LifeCourse Ambassador. Dig deeper into tools that can help any youth plan the life they want at any stage! From elementary to adult!
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.
Learn about a new App that will help any youth learn skills through various short modules covering Anti-bullying, emotional well-being, and wellness!
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.