From February through August of 2021, the Center for Inclusive Transition, Education & Employment (CITEE) at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater convened several meetings with Rock County area high school transition-age youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families, along with high school transition educators, and service providers. This leadership team was part of a larger project, coordinated by the Waisman Center at UW-Madison, called the WI Integrated Transition Planning Project.
The intent of this statewide project was to engage all community stakeholders to create a testable action to improve outcomes for high school transition-age youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities, in particular, medically underserved populations. This document represents the Rock County community’s final product for this collaborative work. CITEE is very grateful to the community stakeholders listed below, for their tireless commitment to this work.
Youth & Family Members: Alicia, Carter, Cheryl, Debra, Don, Elise, Julia, Maria, Nancy, Sheri, Shia
Transition Educators: Declan Boran Ragotzy (Milton HS), Kelley Hansen (Janesville HS), Asha Knight (Beloit HS), Shana Ratzburg (Janesville HS), Heidi Weisensel (Beloit HS)
Service Providers: Lisa Koob & Tim Markle (Southern Regional Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs, Waisman Center), Megan Acheson & Carrie Gartzke (TMG WI), Giorgianne Maziarka (Employment Connections, UW-W/CITEE), Stefanie Primm (LOV, Inc.)
This work is supported in part by grant #90DDUC0079-01-00 from the US Department of Health and Human Services Administration For Community Living awarded to the UW-Madison Waisman Center. Contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the granting agencies.