The Office of the State Superintendent of Education’s Division of Specialized Education is pleased to announce a public awareness campaign launch regarding Special Education Secondary Transition, Friday, June 20, 2014.
The campaign, entitled “Get Started Now,” will highlight and feature ways to support a successful transition for youth with disabilities. The campaign is simple – everyone has a role to play. “Get Started Now” is a campaign that seeks to heighten awareness about secondary transition and the many resources available to the community, and the roles each of us play: whether a student thinking about his or her post-school options, a parent supporting a student receiving special education services, an educator responsible for IEP development, or a business owner in the community or is looking for ways to support youth.
The kickoff will provide a general overview on secondary transition, highlight the District’s state secondary transition plan and the work that its Community of Practice (CoP) has accomplished this past year, and showcase new hard copy and electronic materials regarding the importance of secondary transition planning for city-wide use.
The kickoff event will be hosted at OSSE 810 First Street, NE – 3rd Floor Grand Hall on Friday, June 20, 2014 from 10:00am – 12:00 noon.
To learn more about this campaign, please contact Ms. Naté Dearden, Esq., Secondary Transition Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (202) 741-0267. Register for the kick-off event below: