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ERIC Number: EJ1104104
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1544-6751
Partnering, Collaborating, and Moving Ahead: Transition for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students in Minnesota
Knopf, Elise; Cashman-Bakken, Mary
Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, v17 p32-36 2016
Minnesota leaders have worked hard to provide educational opportunities and employment services for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. The timely formation of pepnet 2 helped shape Minnesota's State Transition Team to "better prepare teachers, families, and students for transition from high school to independent living, employment, and/or postsecondary education." Professionals from many different service agencies participated in this work, including the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) and its many school districts; the Department of Employment and Economic Development; Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VRS); the Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans; and the University of Minnesota. Each agency was working individually, but when provided time during a pepnet 2 Summit conference, leaders identified areas in which collaboration was needed and got to work. Working together has led to deeper relationships, a greater understanding of respective agency goals, better communication, and finding common ties.
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center. Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Avenue NE, KS 3600, Washington, DC 20002. Tel: 800-526-9105; Tel: 202-651-5340; Fax: 202-651-5708; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota
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