IARP New England Webinar Series - November 6
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When: Friday, November 6, 2020
12:00 PM ET- 2:00 PM ET
Where: Online
United States
Contact: Erin Bailey

Online registration is available until: 11/5/2020
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Understanding the World of Transition and Embracing Change!

Transition planning and services for students, career preparation and community work-based learning experiences, the role of Pre-Employment Transition Services, how enhancing self-determination and social success aids the student with transition to adulthood along with transitioning to post-secondary schools and/or the world of work.

This webinar will provide participants with a general understanding of Transition for students with disabilities under the IDEA and how we can assist students to embrace change during this significant shift in their life. We will discuss services provided by educational institutions along with what an IEP, individualize education plan, can assist with in regard to career preparation. Participates will learn how self-determination can be a tremendous tool for students with disabilities during their time of transition. We will gain insight into Pre-ETS, Pre-Employment Transition Services, and how these services prepare students to enter the world of work as well as understanding post-secondary school options for students with disabilities. We will also take a look at how COVID-19 has impacted Pre-ETS services and gain insight into virtual services that are now being offered during this time.

Learning Objectives

As a result of this activity, participants:

  • will be aware of services provided under the IDEA for students with disabilities.
  • will gain an understanding of the primary role of an IEP, individual education plan, and how it assists the student with employment goals.
  • will be aware of ongoing support services provided by public educational institutions.
  • will be able to describe Pre-ETS, Pre-Employment Transition Services, and the role these services play with getting students introduced and prepared for the world of work.
  • will gain an understanding of how COVID-19 has impacted Pre-ETS services and learn about virtual services being offered.
  • will be aware of the importance of self-determination and self-advocacy skills for students with disabilities.
  • will gain insight into what is available for student’s with disabilities regarding post-secondary school options and/or employment opportunities.

Pre-work: 12:00 – 1:00pm
Lecture: 1:00 – 2:00pm

Pre-Work articles:


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Members - $25 / Non-members - $35

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Speaker Bios:

Sharon Thistlewaite Morra, MA, CRC, QRC-RI

Sharon Thistlewaite Morra has over 16 years’ experience as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor with progressive experience and responsibility in delivering provisions of vocational rehabilitation with a demonstrated history of working in government administration. Ms. Morra has worked with the transition population for over 16 years and delivers Pre-ETS services to assist in the development of meaningful employment goals for disabled students ages 14 - 22. In addition to being nationally certified as a rehabilitation counselor, Ms. Morra is skilled in vocational rehabilitation counseling, vocational consultations, vocational and transition assessments, labor market analysis, career counseling along with job development and placement of individuals with disabilities. Ms. Morra conducts vocational assessments of disabled veterans seeking disability benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. She serves as an impartial vocational expert in Social Security Disability hearings and responds to hypothetical questions from the Administrative Law Judges and attorneys. She has served on many boards including the Rhode Island Rehabilitation Association, International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals, Advisory Board for Adult Learners and Individuals with Learning Disabilities along with developing and implementing professional development conferences.

If you need to request reasonable accommodations, contact Erin at erin.bailey@crc-s.com.

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