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Transition-to-Work Services

Transition-to-Work Services

The goal of the transition-to-work program is to prepare students with disabilities for employment, independent living, and community involvement. The coordinator’s duties are defined through agreement with the contracting district’s superintendent and the superintendent of the ESC. The duties assigned include all of the duties described below and any others as mutually agreed upon.

  • Teacher consulting
  • Local staff development
  • IEP training and meetings
  • Countywide programs
  • MAPSTART  “Medina Assembly & Packaging Student Transition to Advanced Realistic Training”
  • Goodwill Industries
  • Placement and monitoring countywide programs (MAPSTART/Goodwill)
  • Special Education Forum (organization and implementation)
  • M-SSTAT “MedinaSpecialStudentsTransitionActionTeam”
  • Provides opportunities to individuals with disabilities by facilitating the collaborative development of employability skills and transitional programming supports.
  • Job placement
  • Handle parent questions/concerns
  • Member of Ohio Association of Supervisors and Coordinators for Exceptional Students
  • Transition planning coordinator
  • Vocational planning with Medina County Career Center
  • Career exploration curriculum coordinator
  • Develop job training positions
  • Design transition teams for individual students
  • Work-study credit by job site visits and employer evaluations
  • Monitoring of in-school job training

Staff Members Responsible:

N'ecole Ast — Director of Special Needs Initiatives
Emily Askea — Coordinator
Teri Forthofer — Coordinator
Jeff Schneider — Coordinator
Linda Gehring — Secretary
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