Transition and Vocational Rehabilitation Services

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The Transition and Vocational Rehabilitation Services conference was held January 21, 2022. The conference was offered free of charge courtesy of the conference sponsors, the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, Aging and Long-Term Support Administration and the TBI Council of Washington.

The uncertainty that comes with leaving the familiar environment of home and high school and navigating the maze of young adult life is intimidating. Helping a student transition from high school to the next stage of their life requires planning and a thorough understanding of the services available to them. This conference aimed to increase participants knowledge of transition services and strategies for supporting students with TBI who are transitioning from high school to adult life. Topics included postsecondary education and vocational rehabilitation services. 

  • January 21, 2022      10AM-3PM, PT

  • 10:00am
    Conference opens
  • 10:05-10:15
    Opening Remarks
    Bill Moss, Assistant Secretary DSHS – Aging and Long-Term Support Administration (ALTSA)
  • 10:15-10:45
    The Sarah Bellum Model

    Rik Lemoncello, PhD, CCC/SLP, Program Director
    Brandon Scarth, Volunteer Baker & Sales Person

  • 10:45-12:00
    Foundational Community Supports and Other Employment Options for Individuals with TBIs

    Michael Corcoran, ALTSA HQ
    Jim Bischoff, DSHS Region 1
    Ruby Pham, DSHS Region 2
    Vicki Gilleg, DSHS Region 3
  • 12:00-12:15
  • 12:15-12:45
    Transition Supports for Youth with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
    Tania May, EdD
    Cinda Johnson, PhD
  • 12:45-1:15
    Services Overview and Disability Inclusion
    Rachael Baur, Business Relations Manager
  • 1:15-2:15
    New Transition Opportunities for Youth with Brain Injury

    Drew Nagele, PsyD, ABPP, FACRM, CBIST, CESP
  • 2:15-2:45
    Panel Discussion

    Rik Lemoncello
    Michael Corcoran
    Tania May
    Cinda Johnson
    Rachael Baur 
    Drew Nagele
  • 2:45-3:00pm
    Conference Closes
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