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Dialogue Guides for Secondary Transition Collection


Source Document:
Age Appropriate Transition Assessment.
This Fact Sheet is a collaborative effort between Division on Career Development and  Transition (DCDT) and the National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance  Center(NSTTAC). NSTTAC is funded through the Office of Special Education Programs, and is available at:
http://www.dcdt.org/factsheets/DCDT_Fact_Sheet_age_appropriate_Transition_Assessment.pdf
Dialogue Starter: DCDT-NSTTAC Fact Sheet: Age Appropriate Transition Assessment

Source Document:
ACTE Issue Brief: CTE's Role in Secondary-Postsecondary Transitions. (August 2007).  The Association for Career and Technical Education(ACTE), Alexandria, VA. Available at: http://www.acteonline.org/uploadedFiles/Issues_and_Advocacy/files/Transitions.pdf
Dialogue Starter: ACTE Issue Brief: CTE's Role in Secondary-Postsecondary Transitions

Source Document:
ACTE Issue Brief: Career and Technical Education's Role in Dropout Prevention and Recovery. (June 2007).  Association for Career and Technical Education(ACTE), Alexandria, VA . Available at: http://www.acteonline.org/uploadedFiles/Publications_and_Online_Media/files/Dropouts.pdf
Dialogue Starter: ACTE Issue Brief: Career and Technical Education's Role in Dropout Prevention and Recovery Part 1

Source Document:
ACTE Issue Brief: Career and Technical Education's Role in Dropout Prevention and Recovery. (June 2007).  Association for Career and Technical Education(ACTE), Alexandria, VA . Available at: http://www.acteonline.org/uploadedFiles/Publications_and_Online_Media/files/Dropouts.pdf
Dialogue Starter: ACTE Issue Brief: Career and Technical Education's Role in Dropout Prevention and Recovery Part 2

Source Document:
DCDT Fact Sheet: Transition-Related Planning, Instruction, and Service Responsibilities for Secondary Special Educators. This Fact Sheet is a collaborative effort between the Division on Career Development and Transition (DCDT) Research Committee and the Transition-Related Competencies Project.  Council for Exceptional Children. Arlington, VA.
Available at: http://www.dcdt.org/factsheets/DCDT_Fact_Sheet_Transition_related_planning.pdf
Dialogue Starter: DCDT Fact Sheet: Transition-Related Planning, Instruction, and Service Responsibilities for Secondary Special Educators

Source Document:
NHSC Fact Sheet: Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Dropping Out: A Quick Stats Fact Sheet. Gourley, Becca, National High School Center at American Institutes for Research. Washington, D.C.  Available at: http://www.betterhighschools.org/pubs/documents/NHSC_MentalHealthFS.pdf
Dialogue Starter: NHSC Fact Sheet: Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Dropping Out: A Quick Stats Fact Sheet


Source Document:
DCDT / NSTTAC Fact Sheet: Student Involvement in the IEP Process. This Fact Sheet is a collaborative effort between Division on Career Development and Transition (DCDT) and the National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center(NSTTAC). NSTTAC is funded through the Office of Special Education Programs, Available at: http://www.nsttac.org/pdf/dcdt_fact_sheet.pdf
Dialogue Starter: DCDT / NSTTAC Fact Sheet: Student Involvement in the IEP Process

Source Document:
NCWD Info Brief: Youth Development and Youth Leadership in Programs. Gil, Patricia D. (January, 2005).  Issue 11. The National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth(NCWD/Youth). Institute for Educational Leadership, Washington, D.C.
This document was funded under a grant supported by the Office of Disability Employment Policy of the U.S. Department of Labor.
Available at: http://www.ncwd-youth.info/sites/default/files/infobrief_issue11.pdf
Dialogue Starter: NCWD Info Brief: Youth Development and Youth Leadership in Programs

Additional Secondary Transition Dialogue Guides are available in other sections of this website:

Based on the resource document It’s More Than Just the Law: People Make It Happen, the Dialogue Starters in this section were written by members of the National Community of Practice on Secondary Transition in May 2009 and provide dialogue questions about the roles of community members in secondary transition.

Dialogue starters are based on the statutory topic brief published by the Office of Special Education Programs(OSEP). Click on the internal link to access the dialogue starters for specific provisions. These documents are also available at the OSEP website:  Building the Legacy: IDEA 2004.

Dialogue starters are based on the regulatory topic brief published by the Office of Special Education Programs(OSEP). Click on the internal link to access the dialogue starters for specific provisions. These documents are also available at the OSEP website:  Building the Legacy: IDEA 2004.

 

Dialogue Guides

Dialogue Guides are models for conducting interactive discussions across stakeholders. Each Guide contains one topical document that all who come to the table access in order to start with the same knowledge base; and a set of reaction and application questions for a facilitator to support the assembled group to build areas of agreement and develop action-plan(s).

To gain a better understanding of the facilitator’s roles and responsibilities in conducting dialogue, we invite you to read and download the Dialogue Guide Facilitator Handbook.