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Volume 1, Issue 1

Stay up to date with the latest news from OrPTI!

Inside This Issue:

  • House Bill 3681 – Interdistrict Transfers
  • Oregon r.i.s.e. Center Conference
  • National Indian Parent Information Center
  • Oregon Opportunities: College Scholarships

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This tool, from the U.S. Department of Labor, provides a snapshot of your chances of finding a job in a particular field based on your education and experience, desired income level and preferred employment location. Use this tool to select an occupation and industry, a state and locality, an education level and a wage level. This information will be used to create your “employability profile” to help you make good career choices. After completing your profile you will be led to a list of job banks and job training resources in your state.
http://www.careerinfonet.org/employabilitycheckup/emp_ask.asp?nodeid=15

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HB 2283 made some changes and clarifications to High School transition including:
• Who gives consent once the student turns 18
• Transfer of Rights
• Length of time for completion of a Modified Diploma, Extended Diploma or Alternate Certificate.
• Access to services for those receiving a Modified Diploma, Extended Diploma or Alternate Certificate.
• Required instructional time for those receiving a Modified Diploma, Extended Diploma or Alternate Certificate.

For more information on the changes, attend the Building Futures Conference or one of our trainings on High School Transition.

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Fall Conferences


ASO’S Fall Conference
October 7th at the Deschutes Expo Center in Redmond.
http://www.oregonautism.com

Oregon Disability Megaconference
September 29th – October 1st, 2011 at the Salem Conference Center
http://www.oregonmegaconference.org/

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October 24th & 25th, 2011
Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel
8235 Northeast Airport Way
Portland OR 97220

Registration is open! Register at: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1623426713

Keynote Speaker: Clayton Rees

Building Futures is for anyone who has an interest in supporting individuals with disabilities as they transition from school to adult life. This includes Secondary Educators, Post Secondary Educators, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors, Special Educators, Therapists, Counselors, Service Providers, Job Developers, and other Rehabilitation Specialist, and especially Secondary Students with Disabilities and their Families.

Costs:

Students $25.00 – Parents $150.00 – Professionals $175.00

Special Needs Apps for Kids (SNApps4Kids) is a community of parents, therapists, doctors and teachers who share information on using the iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and Android devices with children who have special needs. The website, http://www.snapps4kids.com/ , offers reviews of more than 30,000 apps for use in special education.

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The Office of Developmental Disability Services is exploring the potential uses of technology in supporting individuals with  developmental disabilities and families who are providing care to  family members with developmental disabilities. They are beginning his discussion by conducting a survey on what people are doing  now, what is working or not working. Below is a link to a very short  survey. Please take the time to complete the survey by May 20th. Thank you for your input for this very important conversation!

Click here to start the survey: https://survey.emp.state.or.us/cgi-bin/qwebcorporate.dll?idx=RQE6UK

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When someone receiving SSI asks you how much they can earn and still be eligible for Medicaid, the answer in Oregon is $31,462. Each year, Social Security updates the state threshold amounts for SSI eligibility.

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