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ERIC Number: EJ1104307
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1544-6751
Transition through Teamwork: Professionals Address Student Access
Bube, Sue Ann; Carrothers, Carol; Johnson, Cinda
Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, v17 p14-17 2016
Prior to 2013, there was no collaboration around the transition services for deaf and hard of hearing students in Washington State. Washington had numerous agencies providing excellent support, but those agencies were not working together. It was not until January 29, 2013, when pepnet 2 hosted the Building State Capacity to Address Critical Issues in Deaf Education: Transition from Secondary Education to Postsecondary Options conference in Austin, Texas, that the importance of collaborating for the good of students was realized. A group of five educators from Washington found themselves in small groups talking with individuals from other states about what they were doing collaboratively, and this small group realized that they needed to step up quickly. Fast forward to 2015, and the team has evolved and established a Deaf and Hard of Hearing State Transition Team that meets quarterly. The team includes representatives from the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR), the Center for Change in Transition Services, the Washington School for the Deaf, Able Opportunities (a vendor for DVR), the Washington Career Academy for the Deaf, Washington Sensory Disabilities Services, and the Center for Childhood Deafness and Hearing Loss.
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: Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Washington
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