Transition Hints! Don’t Blame Schools, Hold All Accountable

Transition Hints! Don’t Blame Schools, Hold All Accountable


Keep Your Special One in Mind First 

1.  Read the book, “Your Child Is Smarter Than You Think,” by Wanda 
     Draper Ph.D.
2.  Find a person to ask if they really know about resources.  If they can 
     answer these questions that follow they might know a thing or two; 

     my opinion for  sure!

          >What does NCII stand for, what is it, and is it worth using?
          >NCPD?  Does the one for those with disabilities differ?  Do those 
            that do what it doesn’t want them to come from boredom, 

            feeling a lack of respect, a waste of time and feeling of being 

            given useless information regardless of level, disability or other? 

            My father gave me this answer thirty years ago.

3.  Figure out what ODEP is.
4.  Find out what O*NET is
5.  Here in Oklahoma the Head Transition Specialist it Kim Osmani with 
     OKDRS; email and I believe her office contact info is                                    
       Transition: School-to-Work  5813 South Robinson                                       
       Oklahoma City, OK 73109-8521

       405.635.2768 Voice  800.845.8476 Toll Free – See more at:       

       A few questions for her?
       If OKDRS says Transition should start as soon as possible; Why do
       services have to wait to start with to start until a person is 16?
       Why has she as the head Transition specialist done little Benchmarking 
       against other surrounding states to see where Oklahoma falls?  See what 
       innovations Oklahoma may be missing?
       How come no workshops are done for middle school parents explaining 
       online job inventory interests such as jobfit Taking the IEP and making it         a live working document? No money?  She could do a video workshop on         line in virtual time or leave on DRS website.  She did one already. Then     
      send out information to the school systems.  
      Does Osmani understand Designer Employment?  You want to know more         send me the question as a post.  I am happy to help.

6.   Here is a website that should help                                                             also,

7.   Here is another good place to turn, http://www.ncwd-        A PDF can be obtained here called, “PAVING THE      WAY TOWORKA Guide to Career-Focused Mentoring for      
     Youth w/Disabilities.”

8.  A new source I have stumbled across called the Lead Center      at,       

9.  I want to give so much.  I will have to wait for another blog. 
    Henceforth, I am going with the new today.  Be sure please         to ask those charged with knowing this information if they    
    do first before you inform this, including Sooner Success.   
    Why?  My point is best use of tax dollars.  The info I am 
    giving you cost nothing as in increase in tax dollars.   Thus, a       priority in connecting parents, and teachers to these seems    
    obvious.  In accounting they are known as SUNK COSTS!          Check out,

10. Do you know what STEM is? Is it this; Or, a PDF of      
     “CAREER PATHWAYS TOOLKIT: Six Key Elements for     
     Success?” Go to http://www.acp-  
     for-success.html for a peak.  Or, perhaps, Might it be,


Wanting more? OKAY, OKAY!!

For parents or those on the transition ladder newly disabled?  Here is a story.

This should be helpful and useful.


Thank you for your time and I appreciate your readership.  Plus, I can learn from you.  

2 thoughts on “Transition Hints! Don’t Blame Schools, Hold All Accountable

  1. How about Sooner Success that I call Sooner Failure? Look at the cost of these programs and there benefits! If this were a business it would sink! Let’s see Where Cliff Ogle thinks it would do best!! Give the money to the schools and raise teachers salaries. Check out Oklahoma Family Network. Read the Oklahoma Autism Plan! Are they doing what they say it should? Ask Kayla at OK Disability Law Center why she does Psychology work but doesn’t listen to a person when there is a way to blitz things to make more aware of help! Ask Diane Mathis why she turned down a way to educate teachers more about her program.


  2. Transition Resources you won’t find anywhere else. Oklahoma Transition Resources, Kim Osmani, OKDSRS, Help for your special child in Oklahoma demand it of the Education Dept, Health Dept, and OKDRS


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