This webinar shares evidence-based practices and provides practical examples in discussing the critical skills needed to build a collaborative community. It will include different models of collaborative structures as well as strategies that can be used in work settings to build or sustain collaborative relationships.
Dr. Valerie Mazzotti is a Research Associate and Technical Assistance Provider for the National Post-School Outcomes Center (NPSO) and the National Technical Assistance Center on Transition (NTACT). Her duties include providing technical assistance to state and local education agencies on the transition-related indicators (Indicators 1, 2, 13, 14), knowledge development focused on secondary transition evidence-based practices and predictors of post-school success, and product development and dissemination. Her research interests include self-determination, evidence-based practices and predictors of post-school success, interagency collaboration, and secondary transition for students with high incidence disabilities.
Dr. David W. Test is a Professor of Special Education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He teaches courses in single subject research, transition, classroom management, and professional writing. The majority of Dr. Test’s publications have focused on self-determination, transition, community-based training, and supported employment. Along with Dr. Nellie Aspel and Dr. Jane Everson he wrote the first transition methods textbook titled Transition Methods for Youth with Disabilities. Dr. Test currently serves as a Co-Project Director (with Dr. Paula Kohler) of the National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center, Co-Director on the North Carolina Indicator 14 Post-school Outcomes Project and the IES CIRCLES project (with Dr. Claudia Flowers), the UNC Charlotte Doctoral Leadership Personnel Preparation Program (with Dr. Diane Browder), and the Center on Secondary Education for Students with Autism (Transition and Families and Literacy components; with Dr. Diane Browder). Finally, he and Dr. Bob Algozzine currently serve as co-editors of Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals.