Wisconsin, more than cheese

Wisconsin Statewide Transition Initiative (WSTI) is a great resource for families and educators living in Wisconsin. A solid resource for staying current on all things Transition. Check out the Learning Center…my favorite part of the site.


We Connect Now

We Connect Now was developed in 2008 in an effort to connect and integrate college students with disabilities as a virtual community with a voice on important issues. The website has been used as a resource by institutions of higher learning and has been linked to by colleges and universities and groups serving people with disabilities in all 50 states of the United
States of America and at least 10 other nations. If you’re a Facebook user, follow our We Connect Now Facebook page.

Youth on the Move

Just learned of this cool resource today! Definitely worth the time to dig through!!! Youth on the Move

A new website from the Institute for Community Inclusion, University of Massachusetts at Boston, Youth on the Move offers information on this crucial transition from high school to the adult world. Learn how to plan comprehensively, support young people with disabilities to become more independent, and help them use their interests and skills to guide their job search. There’s also a Transition Timeline to show professionals exactly what steps are essential between the ages of 14 and 18.

This website is designed to provide information, strategies, and resources to transition navigators-teachers, counselors, family members, and community providers-to guide youth on the move.

Conover Company

Conover CompanyConover Company has excellent research based assessment tools covering areas like; Functional Skills and Social/Emotional Learning. Their work in mobile technology is awesome. I frequently use the Conover Company iPad Apps – there are 4 FREE Sampler programs:

The Education Blog and Corporate Blog provide resource and dialog opportunities.

TONS of great info on this site. Yes, there is a cost to much of their assessment offerings, but having used several, I would recommend.

“App”tivities in Education

Going through a few files on my computer today and I found this gem. Apptivities in Education

Here’s a snippet from the Table of Contents…

Resources on Finding & Evaluating
Document sharing and storage
Time Management & Teacher/Administrative Resources
Text to speech
Speech to Text Voice Recognition Apps
Mind Mapping (organizing thoughts for writing)
Speech Production/Articulation
Occupational Therapy
Switch Use
Early Childhood
Organizational/Time-saving Strategies
Life & Social Skills
Switch Interface
And more!

~Compiled by Maureen Melonis, M.N.S., CCC-SLP, Senior Instructor, Director, Assistive Technology Partners, University of Colorado Denver www.assistivetechnologypartners.org



Family Center on Technology and Disability

The Family Center on Technology and Disability was established to equip families and serving organizations with information needed to effectively prepare and participate in Transition. One of my favorite resources from FCTD is their Family Information Guide to Assistive Technology and Transition Planning Lots of excellent info in this guide, including how to make successful transition WITH your assistive technology! Also covered, Accommodations and Transition, what to include in an IEP statement of Transition, how to develop a student assistive technology portfolio…WORTH A LOOKSEE!



Zarrow Center

The Zarrow Center provides excellent research based resources around issues of Transition. For today’s post I’ll direct you to the Transition resources, specifically the Self Determination Assessment Tools