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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Video: 87-Minute Talk on Transition Topics by NESCA's Kelley Challen

via AANE - The Asperger/Autism Network

October 23, 2014

AANE, formerly the Asperger's Association of New England and now, the Asperger/Autism Network, offers an extensive program of educational webinars and also video-on-demand. Here's a link to a Fall, 2013 presentation by NESCA Director of Transition Services Kelley Challen, Ed.M., CAS, entitled, "Assessments: The Cornerstones of Transition."

Watch the trailer on Vimeo for free HERE.

You can rent the entire 87-minute video for 30 days for just $20.00! Here's a complete description of Challen's talk:

Getting Transition Assessments and Using Them
to Create Transition Goals and Obtain Services
 with NESCA Director of Transition Services  Kelley Challen, Ed.M., CAS
For Parents/Guardians of Teens with Asperger's Syndrome and Related Conditions as part of our Transition Webinar Series.
This presentation is recommended if your child is 13 years old or older. (If a student is 22 years old or has graduated from high school, the workshop is not relevant.)
This workshop is relevant for all states because federal law (IDEA, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) mandates the delivery of transition services to all students on IEPs.
Transition assessments provide powerful tools and data to:
  • Document a student's need for transition services.
  • Give the student and the members of his or her educational team an accurate, objective profile of the student's strengths and challenges.
  • Help the student and the team develop a detailed and truly individualized vision for the student's life after high school.
  • Help the student and the team develop a detailed action plan to help the student make meaningful progress toward realizing his or her vision.
In this presentation, we will discuss how neuropsychological evaluations and a variety of specific functional assessments can strengthen the process of transition planning, and the delivery and evaluation of transition services.
We will discuss specific types of evaluations, and how the student, parents, and educators can take the information the assessments reveal, and put it to work for the benefit of the student.


NESCA Transition Services

Transition is the process, ideally beginning at age 14 if not sooner and extending through high school graduation and beyond, by which an adolescent or young adult masters the life skills necessary to function independently in post-secondary school or the workplace. NESCA offers complete transition assessment (including testing and community-based observation), planning and consultation services, coordinated by Kelley Challen, Ed.M., CAS.

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