Project set is a UIC based, grant funded, research and teacher preparation project. We are dedicated to enhancing transition services for Chicagoland youths, through community building and teacher preparation.
The National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center (NSTTAC) is working to link the Common Core State Standards to transition-focused education. They are gathering webinars, presentations, and participants input in their CCSS and Transition Think Tank. To see their power point presentation or webinar discussing this, click here. Another web-based discussion will be held on Monday December 9 from 3-4:30 (EST) and can be accessedclick here..
The College and Career Readiness and Success Center (CCRS) has written a brief describing features predicting postsecondary success from early childhood through postsecondary education. It has some excellent information that can be used through students’ academic careers. Please click here.
The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has launched a new website called, the Family Engagement Framework Guide. It is to be used as a tool to promote collaboration between schools and families. They are asking for feedback on the website so please click here for more information.
Project SET will be presenting at the national TASH Conference in Chicago, IL. The conference will be held December 11 through December 14 at the Hilton Chicago hotel in Downtown Chicago. For more information about the conference click here.
Project SET presented two posters at the national Division on Career Development and Transition conference in Williamsburg, VA this November. One poster was titled, 'Improving Transition Services In Chicago Through Project SET' and can be found here.The second poster was titled, 'Using Community Conversations to Support Postschool Outcomes for Transition Age Youth with Disabilities' and can be found HERE. Both posters were a great success and we are looking forward to next year.To find out more about the DCDT conference click here.
Project SET hosted a booth and a session at the Illinois Statewide Transition Conference this year in Effingham, IL. It was an exciting and productive conference! For information about the IL Transition Conference click here.
The 1st GET SET Conference was held on Saturday May 18, 2013. A broad array of stakeholders engaged in enhancing post-secondary transition for students with disabilities attended. We had breakout sessions discussing employment, independent living, and post-secondary education for students with disabilities. We also had a fantastic lunch made by the Culinary Arts department at Vaughn Occupational High School. The event ended with a community conversation with personnel from the Illinois State Board of Education, Chicago Public Schools, and community non-profit agencies and organizations along with families and self-advocates discussing next action steps in transition. To read more about the GET SET Conference, click here.
Project SET is pleased to announce the first cohort has graduated from the program! They will be continuing their work in transition within the community. To see pictures of the graduation, click here.
Project SET is excited to welcome the second cohort into the program. They will be starting classes in June and are looking forward to an exciting opportunity! To meet the second cohort, click here.