Transition Facilitator Workshop

Vanderbilt’s Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD) will provide a seven part webinar course designed specifically for LEA faculty and staff in Tennessee who work in the middle or high school setting. The purpose of this course is to help facilitate effective transition planning for students with autism spectrum disorders. Participants will be 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 seven TRIAD-facilitated webinars
  • Complete assigned module viewings and assignments in preparation for each webinar
  • Implement the use of at least three modules during transition planning activities with at least 1 student and family during the 2020-2021 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 via webinar
  • Participation in small group discussions
  • Module viewing
  • Question and answer sessions with topical experts
  • Small group and individual application activities
  • Individual planning time
  • Interactive Materials
Proof of Attendance Participants will receive certificates documenting their attendance for the webinar series and 14 hours of professional development.

2020 Dates:
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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.



Please note: Due to the ever changing reality of COVID-19, TRIAD services are subject to change in terms of service delivery. We are committed to continuing to provide the highest level of coaching and support possible during these uncertain times for the entirety 2020-2021 school year as educators navigate serving students in a variety of settings.

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