Monday, July 20, 2020 at 9:00 AM CDT
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 12:00 PM CDT

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Via Zoom. To register, go to: https://tie.link/tslp



Bev Petersen, Transition Liaison 
Transition Services Liaison Project - BHSSC
bev.petersen@state.sd.us             605.360.1877



Transition Summer Institute 2020 

           NOTICE - We are going virtual!

July 20-July 22 via Zoom

          July 20-21, 9:00am-4:30pm                                        July 22, 9:00am-12:00pm

To register, go to: https://tie.link/tslp


Due to COVID-19, and having your safety as our priority, we have decided a virtual conference is the best option. We hope you can join us!

The Transition Summer Institute has both general and breakout sessions designed for: secondary special and general educators, special education paras, special education directors, vocational rehabilitation counselors, and other interested parties. 

Keynote Speaker: Karen Haase (back by popular demand!) is a partner in the law firm of KSB School Law, Lincoln, NE. Karen has extensive experience, comprehensive knowledge, and heartfelt devotion to special education law. She has been practicing school law for 19 years. Prior to attending law school, Karen taught at both the high school and post-secondary level. As a 'recovering teacher', she is passionate about  high-quality public education!


Karen will speak Monday, July 20 at the conference. Her morning keynote will highlight circuit court cases that relate to secondary and post-secondary transition issues such as assistive technology, transition assessment, graduation issues and more. (She will address different cases than the ones highlighted last year.) Review of these court cases emphasizes the importance of IEP teams developing meaningful transition plans with students. Her afternoon session will emphasize ethical issues for educators and other professionals when working with transition age students, student rights and responsibilities, and the importance of teaching self-determination skills.

Tuesday, July 21 highlights include a general session on DRS Transition Services-Building Effective Partnerships, Career & Technical Education, Importance of Assistive Technology in Transition Planning, Charting the LifeCourse Tools, Mental Health, Division of Developmental Disabilities programs, and more.

Wednesday, July 22 offers an opportunity to hear from representatives of various adult agencies who could provide services to transition-age youth. The virtual conference will wrap up at noon. 

Continuing education contact hours or one graduate credit will be available for educators. Cost for the graduate credit is $40.00.

CRC and/or Ethics credit will be available for VR counselors (pending approval).

There will be no charge to participate in the virtual Transition Summer Institute!


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