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Welcome to Oregon's Youth Transition Program (YTP) Website!

The purpose of the YTP is to prepare students with disabilities for employment or career related postsecondary education or training through the provision of a comprehensive array of pre-employment transition services and supports. The video below gives you a basic overview of YTP.

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Governor Kate Brown has announced new steps to stem the spread of the coronavirus in Oregon, addressing mass gatherings, social distancing, workplace practices, and other community-wide mitigation efforts to help slow the transmission of the coronavirus.”  
 

As many of you know, the YTP database has been offline since the beginning of the current biennium.  The timeframe for releasing this collection tool has unfortunately taken longer than anticipated.  As the YTP Management Team we acknowledge this has likely caused some confusion and likely frustration along the way for YTP Transition Specialists across the state.  We want to assure you that we know the work you are doing still matters to all students and each part of the process counts!  Each site has been capturing data along the way in some capacity, please continue to do so.

A recent article by David Test, PhD and Catherine Fowler, PhD takes a critical look at Transition and Data Collection. Click on the link below to access the full article.

MEGI stands for: Motivational Enhancement Group Intervention. This program is designed for 14-21 year old youth with disabilities focused on career exploration and development, in a small group setting.

The MI Basic training program consists of a three-day introduction to the core processes and skills utilized in MI followed by a month of time to practice those skills.  The training is completed with a one-day training to consolidate the learning and make plans for future skill development. Learners are encouraged from the start to assume responsibility for their learning and to become better stewards of their skills and their practice.

Users of the YTP Database should be aware that system updates and maintenance take place on Thursday afternoons between approximately 3:00 p.m-5:00 pm (Pacific Time). Users may experience a "page not found" or "system error" message during this period. If you have problems with the Database outside of these time parameters, please check with your YTP Technical Assistance Provider (TAP).