Transition Specialties Division (TRANSIT)

 

Mission:


The Mission of the Transition Specialties Division of the National Rehabilitation Association is to advance effective transition practices that promote the employment and future independence of youth and young adults with disabilities by providing Vocational Rehabilitation training and continued educational opportunities to the professionals who work with transition aged youth.
 

Membership:

To join the TRANSIT Division, you must be a member of the National Rehabilitation Association. Division fees are based on the level of membership and are valid for a 12-month term. 

Division Membership Fees:
  • Regular Membership: $40.00 
  • Student Membership: $10.00 
  • Consumer Membership: $10.00


Become a member

Division By-Laws & Meeting Minutes


Governance Documents

TRANSIT Division By-Laws (click here )

Meeting Minutes - 2016

January 21, 2016
March 30, 2016
April 21, 2016 
May 19, 2016

Meeting Minutes - 2015

January 22, 2015
April 23, 2015
May 28, 2015
June 28, 2015
August 27, 2015
September 24, 2015
October 5, 2015
November 19, 2015
December 17, 2015


Upcoming Division Board Meetings

In 2017, meetings typically occur on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 11AM CST, however with some exceptions, here’s the list by month:

 

February 9

March 9

April 13

May 11

June 8

July 13

August 10

September 14

October 26 (All Member Meeting - to take place at National Conference, and have dial-in ability)

November 9

December 14




Current Focus Items for Board:

  • Carryout Recommendations from Member Outreach
  • Provide more access to professional development opportunities for general membership – Offer multiple types Professional
  • Development Certificates to draw wider range.
  • Regular Contact – Email Blasts with info/resources
  • Advertise in other professional journals
  • Increase membership – minimum of 1 in every state



 

Webinars Archives

If you missed our division hosted webinar, please click on the link to listen to the recording. Note: You must be a member to view the webinar recording.

Ethical Considerations for Working w/ Transition Age Individuals (Click Here)

Board Representative

The NRA Board of Director Representative is:

Mary-Anne M. Joseph
Phone: (334) 229-5871

Term Expires: 12/31/16


Transition Division Board of Directors

2016 TRANSIT Division Board of Directors

President

Mary-Anne M. Joseph
Assistant Professor
Dept of Rehabilitation Studies
Phone: (334) 229-5871

President Elect/Past Presient

Kimberly Osmani
State Transition Coordinator
Oklahoma Dept of Rehabilitation Services
Phone: (405) 635-2768

Treasurer 
Dru Fentem
Certified Rehabilitation Counselor
Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
Phone: (404) 780-6970
 
Secretary
Pat Bienfang
763-245-0488
 

Board Member at Large
Andrew Berlin, MS, CRC
Vocational Coordinator
Innovative Services, Inc.
Phone: 715-933-1027 
Board Member at Large
Bonnie Henn
(Virginia) 
 
Board Member at Large
Mona Broyles
(Mississippi)


 

 
 
 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES & INFORMATION

a.      Council for Exceptional Children:  https://www.cec.sped.org

b.     Council for State Administrators of  VR:  http://www.rehabnetwork.org

c.     Job Driven VR Technical Assistance Center:  http://www.explorevr.org

d.     National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability:  http://www.ncwd-youth.info

e.       National Council of State Agencies for the Blind:  http://www.ncsab.org

f.      PROMISE TA Center:  http://www.promisetacenter.org

g.     VR Youth Technical Assistance Center:  http://iel.org/vryouth-tac

h.     Workforce Innovation TA Center:  http://www.wintace.org/topic-areas/pre-employment-transition-services