2023-2024 OSERS Symposium Series- Beyond the IDEA and WIOA Requirements: Knowing what to expect when it matters!
February 28, 2024 from 01:00 PM- 2:30 PM EST
Each year, OSERS conducts a Symposia Series to provide high-quality, timely, and evidence-based strategies focused on improving performance in a specific topic.
The 2023-2024 OSERS Symposia Series will provide an opportunity for the field to join OSERS in the challenge to raise expectations, engage families earlier, and fully empower all individuals who support transition services to improve post-school outcomes for children and youth with disabilities and their families. This symposium will focus on the important considerations children, youth, and young adults with disabilities and their families need to be aware of, and prepared for, to maximize their potential as they enter and move through the K-12 school system.
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) provides protections and ensures a free appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment for eligible children with disabilities, and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) prepares job seekers, including youth with disabilities and those with significant barriers to employment, to obtain, maintain, and advance in employment in the competitive labor market through education, training, and support services.
General and special education teachers, related service providers, administrators, and vocational rehabilitation specialists can all support high expectations, engagement, and empowerment by building their collective capacity to support children, youth and young adults with disabilities and their families throughout their educational and professional endeavors.
Join us as we look beyond the requirements of IDEA and WIOA to maximize the experiences and opportunities for children, youth and young adults with disabilities and their families. Join us as we look beyond the requirements of IDEA and WIOA to maximize the experiences and opportunities for children, youth and young adults with disabilities and their families.
Additional updates on important resources, event, and information will continue to be posted on OSERS’ Expect, Engage, Empower: Successful Transition for All homepage. We thank you in advance for your efforts toward this endeavor and look forward to your joining us on February 28, 2024, from 1:00 – 2:30 pm Eastern!