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Subject: Transition Institute 2010

Source: Barb Gilpin, Assistant Director, Effective Practices

Intended Audience: Special Education Teachers, General Education Teachers, Counselors, Work Experience Coordinators, Administrators, Parents, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors

Date: April 9, 2010

Registration is now open for the DESE Transition Institute to be held June 28-30, 2010, at the Inn at the Grand Glaize, Osage Beach, Missouri.

The theme for this year's institute is "Student Engagement and Self-determination."  The Transition Institute is designed to present a wide range of transition topics including self-determination, parent involvement, interagency collaboration, building vocational rehabilitation partnerships, and the opportunity to plan as a district team.  It is preferred that districts send a team of four including a general education teacher, a special education teacher, an administrator, and counselor.

The registration fee for attending this event is $35 per person.  This fee is due at the time of on-site registration on June 28, 2010, in the form of cash or a check made payable to: Treasurer, State of Missouri.

Purchase orders and advance payment will not be accepted.  Registrants will be responsible for their lodging costs and all other expenses except for meals provided at the conference.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided on June 28 and 29.  Participants must make their own lodging reservations.  Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-348-4731 or go online to

Only a limited number of slots are available and they will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.  To register, follow this link to My Learning Plan,