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Transition Updates

May Edition

Volume 2 | May 2017
Transition monthly news & updates
Greetings from the Region 4 Transition Listserv! My goal is to bring you the latest in transition updates, share resources related to transition planning and assessment, and provide you with current transition events in our area.
Do you have an upcoming transition event in your district that you would like to share with other parents, students, and/or educators? Share it with me and I'll pass it along.
Pat yourself on the back for another school year and hopefully another Indicator 13 and Indicator 14 season almost done! As you are working through all of the challenges with supporting your students who are graduating, please reach out and let me know if you need assistance. Don’t forget that there are additional resources for graduation available in the Clear Trail Live Binder:
Also, don’t forget to check in with your local TWS-VR counselor to inquire about summer opportunities available to your students. If you don’t know who your VR counselor is, please let me know.
If you need additional agency resources, don't forget about our online directory for agencies in the Region 4 area.


Transition Toolkit from Autism Speaks
Did you know? Autism Speaks has a transition toolkit for students, parents, and families. Click below to access the updated toolkit and resources for parents.

Click here to access the Transition Toolkit

Transition Planning Guide for Students in Foster Care
A new Transition Planning Guide for Students in Foster Care Receiving Special Education Services is now available. The child welfare and education systems are charged with helping older youth transition to adulthood. This is especially true for students with disabilities.

While each system has extensive transition planning policies and procedures, the processes often work in parallel, but not in coordination with each other. The new guide clarifies the similarities and differences in the transition planning processes in the child welfare and special education systems. The guide also includes best practices and recommendations for improved coordination between systems to better support students with disabilities in foster care during the transition to adulthood.

Access the new resources at the Texas Education Agency’s Foster Care & Student Success web page at

Upcoming Events in the Community
Summer 2017
May 18th  Understanding SSA and Work Incentives – Work is the Goal, Free, Family to Family Network, 13150 FM529, Suite 106, Houston, 77041.
Please RSVP or call 713-466-6304.
May 23rd   Supported Decision Making, Free, Family to Family Network, 13150 FM529, Suite 106, Houston, 77041. Please RSVP or call 713-466-6304.
June 15th  Texas Workforce Commission Vocational Rehabilitation Services, Free, Family to Family Network, 13150 FM529, Suite 106, Houston, 77041.
Please RSVP or call 713-466-6304.
August 1-2rd  TAVAC Annual Conference, Grapevine, TX. Click here to register.

Register Today: 18+ Symposium
June 19, 2017
Session ID: 1232373
The Region 4 18+ Symposium is back!
Are you looking to start an 18+ program and want to learn more? Do you already have an 18+ program that you want to expand?
Dr. Vickie Mitchell and other guest speakers will help you learn about the strategies and practices of research-based 18+ programs. 
Contact me today for promo codes available for your teachers and paraprofessionals that support 18-22 programs!



Townsley Raposa | Transition Specialist | 713.744.4470 |
7145 West Tidwell Road | Houston, Texas 77092-2096 | 713.462.7708