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Arkansas Transition Services

Arkansas Transition Services

What We Do

Arkansas Transition Services serves all 75 counties in Arkansas in an effort to improve transition outcomes for students with disabilities. Our mission is to effectively assist students with disabilities, educators, parents, agency personnel and community members in preparing students to transition from school to adult life and reach positive post-school outcomes. We provide technical assistance, trainings and consultations to special education teachers and other relevant staff, as well as to various agency personnel. Our services are provided at no cost.

Who We Are

Arkansas Transition Services is a small, hardworking consultant group which serves Arkansas school districts in affiliation with the Arkansas Department of Education, Special Education Unit. Although each transition consultant serves different parts of the state, we work as one unit to provide the best technical assistance and training opportunities for transitioning students in special education to life after high school at no cost to the school districts.

Services We Provide

General Technical Assistance

  • ATS Quarterly Newsletter
  • Website materials and tools
  • Brochures and handouts
  • Exhibit/present at state conferences
  • Attend local transition fairs and provide general information
  • Provide various transition trainings including development of transition plans, predictors of post-school successes evidence-based practices
  • Research and develop various trainings and materials for trainings
  • Attend/present at LEA meetings
  • Host/plan AITP meetings/activities

Targeted Technical Assistance

  • Provide various transition trainings including development of transition plans, predictors of post-school successes and evidence based practices
  • Provide onsite TA, consults
  • Allow district access to our library of transition assessments and materials
  • Research and develop various trainings and materials for trainings
  • Conduct File Reviews
  • Data Collection, Analysis & Reports
  • Facilitate development of transition teams/attend Transition team meetings
  • Participate in Cadre meetings
  • Attend and help plan Transition fairs & Parent Nights
  • Host/plan AITP meetings/activities
  • Facilitate teacher/student connections with community agencies
  • Plan and provide learning opportunities at Summit
  • Provide Freshman Fifteen/College Bound Arkansas summer camp activities for students with disabilities
  • Conduct surveys to better define needs within districts and within the state  

Intensive Technical Assistance

  • Provide various transition trainings including development of transition plans, predictors of post-school successes and evidence-based practices
  • Provide customized onsite consults
  • Research and develop various trainings and materials for trainings
  • Allow district access to our library of transition assessments and materials
  • IEP meeting attendance
  • Conduct File Reviews and recommendations for additional training
  • Data Collection, Analysis & Reports
  • Recruit/Train districts in STEPSS implementation.
  • Facilitate PCP meetings
  • Facilitate development of transition teams/attend Transition team meetings
  • Participate in Cadre meetings
  • Attend and help plan Transition fairs & Parent Nights
  • Facilitate teacher/student connections with community agencies
  • Plan and provide learning opportunities at Summit
  • Provide Freshman Fifteen/College Bound Arkansas summer camp activities for students with disabilities
  • Incorporate districts leadership teams’ work with the Core Team’s  technical assistance plan, scaling up practices gradually into other districts (Arkansas is an intensive state with the National Technical Assistance Center on Transition through 2018)
www.arkansastransition.com

For more information, please contact:

Bonnie Boaz,Coordinator
Arkansas Transition Services
1401 W. Capitol, Suite 425
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone:501-375-6487
Email:Bonnie.Boaz@arkansas.gov
 

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