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Conversations that matter : Transition Recommendations (final) drop in call
We are excited about the transition initiative that that focuses on young adults who have additional disabilities and comprise the majority of the population on the national census. The things we know about the outcomes for young adults who seek employment , community living and a better quality of life could be much better. Your state has a system that we could improve outcomes if we found ways to engage them. There are some of you who have had some success doing so and others grappling where to start. Ellen and I are asking that you join us and consider the type of engagement you would like as it relates to these transition recommendations.
You do not need to have had participated in any of the recommendations although it would be helpful if you took some time to peruse through them as you think about your state. Ellen led us on discussions through each of the recommendations and has positioned us nicely for some good conversation at the upcoming drop in call. Ellen who works with me on this initiative brings both her perspective as the Montana DB project Director and her knowledge and expertise in Transition and Customized Employment for people with significant disabilities. Ellen has worked in the field of developmental disabilities since 1986 and prior to coming to Montana her experiences included direct services , program development and program management in community residential and supported employment programs.
We look forward to learning together