Wednesday, December 11, 2019

January 2020 Meeting Information for SMACT


Southern Maine Advisory Council on Transition
 



WHEN: FRIDAY, January 3, 2020 TIME: 1:00 – 3:00

Portland Career Center
151 Jetport Boulevard, Portland, Maine
Join Us For SMACT’s January Meeting Presentation
 “Overview of Federal Social Security Benefits”
Libby Newport is the Social Security Administration’s Public Affairs Specialist for all District Offices in the State of Maine, as well as for the Portsmouth, New Hampshire District Office.  She provides education, outreach and training about the programs Social Security administers.  Libby has worked for the Agency since 2005 and enjoys sharing her knowledge of Social Security with the communities she serves.
*Light Snacks Will Be Provided*
ü  Wish to attend but require an interpreter? Please forward your request for an interpreter two weeks prior to the monthly meeting to esmith27@maine.rr.com and one will be provided for your party.
ü  Please, feel free to distribute this flyer to anyone interested in joining us and/or receiving these e-mails. You can also now follow us on our Website or Facebook Page!
Don’t Miss Our Resources

Website
Facebook Page


Thank you all for doing such wonderful work on behalf of students!

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Information from Maine Parent Federation

From Maine Parent Federation

The Winter 2019 edition of the Maine Parent Federation newsletter, Parent Connection, is now available on our website at:
http://mpf.org/newsletters/ParentConnectionWinter2019.pdf

We have new and updated information packets, upcoming events, informative articles, information on our updated workshops and much more.

Please feel free to distribute this newsletter to others who may be interested. If you would like a printed copy of the newsletter, E-mail dnewcombe@mpf.org.

Community Survey - The Task Force Wants to Hear from You!
Juvenile Justice System Assessment: Community Survey
The Maine Juvenile Justice System Assessment and Reinvestment Task Force is studying how our state responds to youth in the juvenile justice system and will be recommending ways that Maine can help young people avoid involvement with the justice system and develop into healthy and productive adults.

As part of the assessment process, the Task Force has developed a Community Survey to gather input, which can be completed on-line or downloaded and mailed in. You can find the survey at: https://www.mainejjtaskforce.org/communitysurvey.

For more information about the Task Force go to: www.mainejjtaskforce.org.

Please take a few moments to complete the survey and share with others.
We hope you enjoy the holidays,


The MPF Staff

Monday, November 25, 2019

Transition: Workshop Creating Great Job Candidates January 23rd

Please join us for an exciting day of learning!

Transition: Creating Great Job Candidates

January 23, 2020
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (registration 8:30 a.m.)
Le Club Calumet, 334 West River Road, Augusta, ME
with Marsha Threlkeld

Vision: Every student can work and is ready before they exit school. School-to-Work that really works to launch all students into the Workforce. Focus on adopting individualized employment goals leading to IEP content, creating individualized community based work experiences, Discovery and Job Development while still in school, informing and working with families, training special education aides and others to support students in work experience, and all members of the student’s team involved in employment pursuits, landing jobs before exiting school.

Presenter: Marsha Threlkeld is a consultant and trainer from Washington State working in School-to-Work, Employment First, Person Centered Career Planning, and Assistive Technology to include handheld devices and Smart Environments. Marsha has worked on behalf of School-to-Work for the last 25 years and designed and implemented School-to-Work Projects in several states. She facilitates Technology Learning Cohorts for employment and residential providers, educators, and government. She has worked to equip job seekers and employment professionals with technology to assist in job productivity, inclusion, marketing, and communication. Marsha has worked to develop Person Centered Planning facilitator training materials and worked in her home state of Washington to draft guidelines for planning facilitators. She has created materials for teachers and others to include: Every Person and Everyday Technology, Person Centered Career Planning, Student Driven Career Planning, Envision Your Future, and See Yourself Working. Marsha worked with the Washington Initiative for Supported Employment (WISE) for 18 years before moving to her own consultancy business: Pivotal Consulting & Training LLC. She is a Subject Matter Expert for Employment First projects through the US Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy, focusing on School-to-Work and Assistive Technology.

Registration Fees: Cost is $100 per person which includes materials, morning coffee & lunch. If you are registering as part of a group of 3 or more contact noelle@syntiro.org for a discount.

Register at https://www.cvent.com/events/transition-creating-great-job-candidates/registration-ba346d79d9e24558b44aa4c7bdd4fca5.aspx?fqp=true

Friday, November 15, 2019

December SMACT Meeting


WHEN: FRIDAY, December 6, 2019 TIME: 1:00 – 3:00

Portland Career Center
151 Jetport Boulevard, Portland, Maine


Join Us For SMACT’s December Meeting Presentation

Making a Successful Transition from High School to College
Sandra Lynham, Director of Counseling and Disability Services, Southern Maine Community College
Sandra will describe the array of services offered at SMCC. She will share success stories and the activities that help students prepare for college.

Spread the word! Encourage interested students and parents to attend!!

*Light Snacks Will Be Provided*

⎫ Wish to attend but require an interpreter? Please forward your request for an interpreter two weeks prior to the monthly meeting to esmith27@maine.rr.com and one will be provided for your party.

⎫ Please, feel free to distribute this flyer to anyone interested in joining us and/or receiving these e-mails. You can also now follow us on our Website or Facebook Page!
Don’t Miss Our Resources

Website
https://someadvisorycouncilontransiton.blogspot.com/
Facebook Page
www.facebook.com/someadvisorycouncilontransition




Thank you all for doing such wonderful work on behalf of students!

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Technology as a Meaningful Employment Support with Marsha Threlkeld January 24, 2020

Please join us for an exciting day of learning!

Technology as a Meaningful Employment Support with Marsha Threlkeld

January 24, 2020
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (registration 8:30 a.m.)
Le Club Calumet, 334 West River Road, Augusta, ME



Description: How can handheld technology and more assist a job seeker to be as productive, included, and communicative as possible? Focusing on not over supporting with technology but leveraging it to assist all job seekers to be their best. Learn about built in features which offer assistance, apps, accessories, and use of environmental or smart home devices in the work place.

Presenter: Marsha Threlkeld is a consultant and trainer from Washington State working in School-to-Work, Employment First, Person Centered Career Planning, and Assistive Technology to include handheld devices and Smart Environments. Marsha has worked on behalf of School-to-Work for the last 25 years and designed and implemented School-to-Work Projects in several states. She facilitates Technology Learning Cohorts for employment and residential providers, educators, and government. She has worked to equip job seekers and employment professionals with technology to assist in job productivity, inclusion, marketing, and communication. Marsha has worked to develop Person Centered Planning facilitator training materials and worked in her home state of Washington to draft guidelines for planning facilitators. She has created materials for teachers and others to include: Every Person and Everyday Technology, Person Centered Career Planning, Student Driven Career Planning, Envision Your Future, and See Yourself Working. Marsha worked with the Washington Initiative for Supported Employment (WISE) for 18 years before moving to her own consultancy business: Pivotal Consulting & Training LLC. She is a Subject Matter Expert for Employment First projects through the US Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy, focusing on School-to-Work and Assistive Technology.

Registration Fees: Cost is $100 per person which includes materials, morning coffee & lunch. If you are registering as part of a group of 3 or more contact noelle@syntiro.org for a discount.

Register: https://www.cvent.com/events/technology-as-a-meaningful-employment-support/registration-122146bf75b345a68093783c42fdcb95.aspx?fqp=true