Read about the Dalles inaugural “Employer/Employee Informational Event and Carnival,” an idea brought forward by Donna Jones, where numerous service providers and organizations reached out to and connected with the local community.

SWIFT, a 7 week residential (dorm living) program at Portland State University, will give YTP students a taste of the world of work, independent living and more!
Students must be:

October Community of Practice: Assessments
Please join us for Community of Practice Webinar October 14, 2:00-3:00 pm. The topic of this month will be Assessments. We’ll start with a broad overview of the many types of assessments students are experiencing in our Oregon schools, how they are used, and narrow down to Age Appropriate Transition Assessments. We’ll share information and links to different transition assessments and will look forward to hearing from you about your favorite assessments as well. Hope to see you then.

The Northwest Regional Education Service District, Clatsop Service Center (Astoria office) is inviting candidates to apply for the Position as YTP Transition Specialist serving Seaside and Warrenton High Schools. The Youth Transition Program (YTP) aims to prepare youth with disabilities for employment or career related post-secondary education or training.

As you may have noticed, the YTP Database continues to be offline. Although the YTP Management Team is hopeful that the new and improved version will go online in the very near future, we decided to provide you with a tool to track some of that data that you would usually enter into the database. We have created an excel file that can help you capture the important steps as you walk a student through their experience in YTP.

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).