The Montana Youth Transitions Virtual Conference is going to be held on Nov. 16-18, 2020. Each day will consist of one keynote presentation as well as several concurrent sectionals that present a wide variety of transition-related topics. Some workshops are geared toward specific audiences (youth, parents, educators) and others are applicable to everyone. Because it is a virtual conference, you will attend from the comfort of your own home, desk, or anywhere you happen to be sitting with a good Wi-Fi connection. Closed Captioning will be provided for all keynote presentations and workshops.
This is the Montana Youth Transitions 15th annual conference and in those years, we have developed many strong connections and friends who all have a passion for helping youth with disabilities plan effective and youth-focused transitions into adulthood. We want everyone on a transition team to feel included, so there are presentations for youth with disabilities, parents/guardians, educators, vocational counselors, therapists, and other related service providers. An agenda will posted on the conference webpage by Sept.8, but some of the workshops will include: Pre-ETS Services strategies and best practices (a great way to access Voc. Rehab. now and while in school!), Transition IEP planning strategies and resources, tools for independent living, assistive technology guidance, employment and post-secondary education information, and more!
We have scholarships available and are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Visit the conference page at www.montanayouthtransitions.org for the scholarship application. You can either email or mail the form in to begin the application process. The scholarship will cover the cost of your registration fee to attend the MYT Virtual Conference.
The 2020 MYT Virtual Conference will be hosted on the Zoom platform. To attend, you just need a device (smartphone, computer or tablet) and an internet connection. Specific information will be provided for registered participants as the conference gets closer…
The MYT Conference is working with CRCC, Montana Office of Public Instruction and the Montana Board of Behavioral Health to provide those applicable renewal unit credits.
The Montana Youth Transitions conference is hosted by North Central Independent Living Services and coordinated and planned in a joint effort of parents, friends, educators and service providers who find value in sharing information and resources. The conference is fortunate to have supporting partners in the Montana Vocational Rehabilitation agency, Montana Office of Public Instruction, the Montana Deaf-Blind Project, Montana Youth Leadership Forum, and the UM Rural Institute for Community Inclusion.
The MYT Conference does not have specific funding to support it and relies solely on registration fees and sponsors to happen. We ask that anyone who plans to attend the conference, even if part of a group, to register for the conference. If you are not able to pay the registration fee, please visit www.montanayouthtransitions.org and apply for the MYT scholarship!
Participating the actual presentation will allow you to ask questions of the presenter(s) and have a dialogue with the other participants. Workshops are a much richer experience when you are able to interact with others and share your experiences! That being said, one feature of this virtual conference will be for participants to be able to access the recorded version of the presentations the week after the conference has completed.
If you are thinking it, probably others are, too, so let us know your questions and you will help make out Q&A section more complete! Send any additional questions to www.montanayouthtransitions.org and we will get back to you with additional information.