Transition Facilitator Workshop

Vanderbilt’s Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD) will provide a one-day hands-on workshop designed specifically for LEA faculty and staff in Tennessee who work in the middle or high school setting. The purpose of this workshop is to help facilitate effective transition planning for students with autism spectrum disorders. Participants will leave equipped with seven online modules to be used in transition planning activities in their own schools and school systems. Module topics include person-centered planning, finances, employment, postsecondary education, independent living, and the Employment and Community First (ECF) Choices program, along with a self-advocate module for students.

Participant Requirements
  • Attend the full-day workshop
  • Implement the use of at least three modules during transition planning activities with at least 1 student and family during the 2019-20 school year
  • Complete associated paperwork during the workshop and as a follow up after implementing the modules
Training Topics
  • Person-Centered Planning
  • Finances
  • Employment
  • Postsecondary Education
  • Independent Living
  • Employment and Community First (ECF) Choices program
  • Student Role in Transition
Workshop Format Train the Trainer Activities including:
  • Large group instruction and discussion
  • Module viewing
  • Small group and individual application activities
  • Individual planning time
  • Interactive Materials

⇦ Return to TRIAD professional development opportunities

2020 Dates:
Feb. 24-28 [Hamblen County]*
March 3 [Davidson County]*
March 5 [Haywood County]

All workshops noted are 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

This workshop is sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Education and is available to paraeducators in LEAs in Tennessee at no-cost to participants.

* Exact dates still being finalized