March 2023 Meeting Summary

The DC Secondary Transition Community of Practice provided interactive opportunities to build engagement and relationships while learning from the field about secondary transition planning, assessments, and goals. Special thank you to our presenters: DC Public Schools staff member, Alexandra Albright, and DC Special Education Cooperative staff, Cotora Holland and Paula Almond.

Next Steps:

  • Fill out the Secondary Transition Planning Peer Solution Circle Needs Assessment to indicate your interest in joining and to help us plan its launch! 
  • Attend one of the upcoming Peer Solution Circle meetings by registering through the links below:
  • Mark your Calendar: Our next meeting will be Friday, April 28th from 10:00-11:30 am. We will be focused on Accessing District Wide Data about Postsecondary Outcomes, and we look forward to seeing you there. Register here if you have not already done so.

Peer Solution Circles Launch!

We are excited to launch our two new Peer Solution Circles over the next two weeks. If you want to attend either one, please register through the links below:

  • Student-Driven Transition Planning: Monday, March 27th, 9:00-9:30 am: Registration Link
  • Engaging Business Partners in Work-Based Learning Experiences: Thursday, April 6th, 11:00-11:30 am: Registration Link

Meeting Resources:

Community Announcement Highlights

Visit our Announcements and Resources padlet for more information about the announcements below. 

Youth and Family-Focused Opportunities:

  • Joan Karasik Resource Fair for Teens and Adults with Disabilities [March 26th]
  • Advocates for Justice and Education Collective Parent Café Series [March - June 2022]
  • OSSE Dual Enrollment Consortium Fall 2023 Application Deadline [April 7th]

Professional Opportunities:

  • DC Developmental Disabilities Council’s Activities for Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month [March]
  • National Summit for Educational Equity [April 17-20th]
  • OSSE’s Foundations of Special Education course [asynchronous]

DC Secondary Transition Community of Practice Website

Access Community of Practice updates and past meeting materials here. 

Questions or Suggestions?

Please contact Julie Holt (julie.holt@schooltalkdc.org) or Chelsea Kovacs (chelsea.kovacs@schooltalkdc.org).

Mission Statement

The DC Secondary Transition Community of Practice supports DC youth with disabilities as they transition into a self-directed life. We are a city-wide, cross section of stakeholders who come together to strengthen our individual and collective ability for action.

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