By bringing together under one roof all education and other programs
that address family breakdown, violence, and poverty, the Minnesota Transition
Team strives to make services easier to access. The department models
at the state level local "one-stop shops" where educational
services are located with other community resources. By integrating programs
at the state level, the department encourages state professional and social
services advocates to work together to meet the needs of Minnesota's children
and families. The Minnesota Transition Team meets on a monthly basis to
coordinate, collaborate, and provide training to local partners. Our partners
include representation from parents, students, career and technical education,
Department of Economic Security, non-profit community partners, school-to-work
partnerships, MnSCU, PACER Center, Department of Human Services, Department
of Corrections, Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities, Department
of Education, and the business community.
Our mission is to create a statewide system of education and employment opportunities that will enable youth with disabilities to attain the skills and knowledge required in the workplace of today and tomorrow, and to transition smoothly from secondary education to adult life. The Minnesota Interagency Office on Transition Services is committed to educating youth with disabilities so that they may experience a coordinated transition from school to adult life. Transitioning students with disabilities can be achieved through effective interagency collaboration and comprehensive individualized planning. It is their partnership between agencies, families, communities, and individuals that can make successful transitions to adult life.
Reason for Involvement in this Project
The Minnesota Transition Team believes that the e-mentoring project will
enhance the educational and social/emotional growth of transition-aged
youth with disabilities and welcomes the collaborative venture.
Role in Connecting to Success
The Minnesota Transition Team in collaboration with Minnesota Department
of Education has acted as a facilitator to identify local communities
willing to develop and test a model for e-mentoring in Minnesota. At this
point two local communities are receiving support to develop policies,
procedures, and support/learning material. The Minnesota Transition Team
will also assist in the development of a method of evaluation.
Jayne Spain, Coordinator
Minnesota Transition Team
Minnesota Department of Education
1500 Highway 36 West
Roseville, MN 55113
Web: http://education.state.mn.us/ ...
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