OSDE - SES - January 26, 2023 - External

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ICAP FAQs for the IEP Updated December 2022

The updated Individual Career Academic Planning Frequently Asked Questions for the Individualized Education Program provides answers to common questions that districts may have about implementing ICAP with students with disabilities, including the differences between an ICAP and a transition plan and ICAP for students who participate in the Oklahoma Alternate Assessment Program.

OKDRS Transition Newsletter

Transition Card

Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services (OKDRS) has developed a QR code to sign up for the Transition Newsletter. 

Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services


Community Resource Night

Keys to a Successful Transition for Students with Disabilities 

  • Learn about resources available for students with disabilities during and post high school.
  • Meet with representatives from community agencies and post-secondary educational institutions.
  • Discuss the academic and vocational support services available for students.
  • Learn about differences in the delivery of support services in higher education.
  • Receive information about procedures to follow as your student transitions into post-secondary education or the workforce.

For more information, please see our flyer Find Your Future in English, Spanish, Bermese, and Zomi


The Spring AT Workshop Series

From the Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR):

Assistive technology (AT) enables children with disabilities to participate more fully in all aspects of life (home, school, and community) and helps them access their right to a free appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment. The IEP team must determine whether an individual child needs an assistive technology device or service, and if so, the nature and extent to be provided.

Hundreds of IEP team members attend ABLE Tech’s AT Workshop Series every year to learn how to help students find and acquire needed AT solutions. If you haven’t attended the training series before, or if you have but need a refresher, hope you’ll make time to attend!

Dates have been set for the Spring 2023 AT Workshop Series:

  • Part 2 – February 16 – Gathering Information and Trialing Devices
  • Part 3 – March 23 – AT in the IEP and Implementation

These workshops will take place via Zoom on their designated dates. Visit the Oklahoma ABLE Tech AT Support Team Workshops webpage to register!

Crucial Conversations

Crucial Conversations for Mastering Dialogue is a nationally recognized training that helps people have difficult conversations that they are afraid to have or that aren't going well. And the focus of the training is not just about communication - it's about helping people get the results they want and need through their interactions with others.

Crucial Conversations for Mastering Dialogue can help you in your conversations with:

  • School Administrators
  • Staff and personnel including general ed teachers
  • Services resource providers
  • IEP team members
  • Parents and their advocates

We are now offering in-person classes as well as a virtual format using Zoom that is very effective. The in-person format consists of two days, and the virtual format consists of five 2.5-hour long sessions that can be scheduled over three days or one session at a time.

The Special Education Resolution Center provides Crucial Conversations for Mastering Dialogue classes at no cost to those attending through our partnership with the Oklahoma State Department of Education. In-person regional classes for Special Education Directors and School Administrators have now been scheduled for January through March 2023.

For more information about these classes including in-person and virtual agendas and links to register, please visit the Stakeholder training page on the SERC website.

If you are interested in scheduling a future training for your district, please contact Rob Keiter at rob.keiter@okstate.edu or by phone (405) 569-3105.

Professional Development

Oklahoma Autism Center

The Oklahoma Autism Center has set up Professional Development workshops over a variety of trainings. Please see the Professional Development Opportunities for 22-23.

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder: Foundation Training for Paraprofessionals and Other Support Staff - February 1, 2023
  • Reducing Challenging Behavior for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder - February 16, 2023 (Virtual) 
  • Conducting Functional Behavioral Assessments & Writing Behavior Intervention Plans - February 17, 2023 (Virtual) 

Additional information can be found on The Oklahoma Autism Center.

Other News

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