State Secondary Transition Interagency Committee (SSTIC)

Documents & Files
Extended Transition (Florida 18-22 Programs) List
Extended Transition (Florida 18-22 Programs) List PDF
Secondary Transition Roadmap for Families
Secondary Transition Roadmap for Families PDF

The State Secondary Transition Interagency Committee (SSTIC) is a state-level interagency team designed to facilitate inter-organizational understanding, identify needs grounded in data, identify and realign capacity building resources, facilitate collaboration and avoid duplication, and share responsibility and planning to improve secondary transition. SSTIC was initially called the Transition Steering Committee and was funded by the National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE) to build state capacity. The committee meets twice per year with additional conference calls of its subcommittees.

The SSTIC has several subcommittees that are charged with identifying gaps, barriers, and potential solutions; reviewing recommendations from various partners with secondary transition interests; and may include identifying issues that need to be taken back to respective agencies. The work of the subcommittees is expected to culminate in goals for implementation and targets or outcomes for each sub-committee (e.g., products, papers) vetted by the full committee.

The SSTIC subcommittees are:

For more information, click on a subcommittee from the list above or scroll down to the appropriate section.

Family Involvement SSTIC Subcommittee

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Goals

  • Improving knowledge of FDOE data requirements and establishing baseline data by reviewing additional discrete data that indicates numbers of students by exceptionality 1) receiving services at Disability Resource Centers at State Colleges and Universities and 2) enrolled in Career/Technical Courses
  • Developing a webinar to explain the Test of Adult Basic Education Exemption criteria/rules for Career Technical Education Administrators and Instructors as well as students and parents
  • Reviewing the current dual enrollment statutes to determine potential barriers for students participating in dual enrollment programs
  • Creating greater access to transition information for students with disabilities and their families, especially the importance of self-advocacy skills at the postsecondary level, by posting Project 10 to information social network sites

The vision of the SSTIC Family Involvement Subcommittee is to increase parents’ active involvement in the secondary transition planning process, including the development and implementation of the IEP.

Resources

Project 10 - Resources for Family Involvement

Parent Involvement: Exceptional Student Education
The parent involvement website from the Bureau of Exceptional Student Education and Student Services (BEESS) features information for parents of students receiving exceptional student education services in Florida, including related contacts, success stories and a glossary of terms.

Evidence-Based Strategies

The Project 10 website has a number of web pages and downloadable resources related to Family Involvement:

Project 10 - Parent-Professional Collaboration

Project 10 - Resources by Location

Project 10 - Publications
Transition Planning for Students with Disabilities: A Guide for Families is available for download in English and Spanish

Encouraging the Involvement of Parents of Children with Disabilities - 3rd Module
Through a collaborative partnership between the Florida Department of Education and the State Personnel Development Grant at Florida Gulf Coast University, with input from parents at the Central Florida Parent Center, the four-part series, Encouraging the Involvement of Parents of Children with Disabilities, was created. The third module focuses on evidence-based practices.

Postsecondary Education SSTIC Subcommittee

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Extended Transition (Florida 18-22 Programs) (pdf)
This resource can be downloaded from the Documents & Files box on the right side of this page.

Secondary Transition Roadmap for Families (pdf)
This resource can be downloaded from the Documents & Files box on the right side of this page.

Services Provided by the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (pdf)
This January 2011 joint memo from the Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services (BEESS) and the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) describes the intake process and some services available to students with disabilities who become clients of DVR.

Resources

Supporting Accommodation Requests: Guidance on Documentation Practices (pdf)
This April 2012 document from the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) presents a conceptual framework for using disability documentation to make informed decisions in a postsecondary setting.

Basic Skills Technical Assistance Paper - Career Education Basic Skills Assessment (pdf)
Technical Assistance Paper (revised October 5, 2010)
This October 2010 Technical Assistance Paper (TAP) provides information on 1) the legal basis for basic skills assessment in career education; 2) procedures to be followed throughout the assessment process; 3) counseling of students who do not meet the basic skills exit requirements; 4) exemptions/waivers of basic skills requirements; and 5) accommodations for students with disabilities.

Student Success SSTIC Subcommittee

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Goals

The Student Success Subcommittee of SSTIC has a combined focus on facilitating graduation success and dropout prevention for students with disabilities. The subcommittee gathers information on impediments to graduation, promising practices, related data and other relevant topics.

  • Identification of state risk factors/exemplary practices and align with national, research-based effective practices
  • Dissemination of information to districts/schools and mentoring via Project 10
  • Projects and products of the Subcommittee on Dropout Prevention include:
    • A Wikispace for subcommittee work
    • A presentation, "Dropout Prevention for Students with Disabilities: Florida’s Current Status & Strategies for Improvement," delivered at the
    • National Dropout Prevention Center’s Dropout Prevention Institute & School Attendance Symposium, October 4-7, 2010, Orlando, FL;
    • 8th Annual National At-Risk Education Network (NAREN) Conference, February 22 - 24, 2011, Panama City Beach, FL; and
    • Upcoming FDCDT VISIONS XVIII Conference, May 4-6, 2011, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.
  • Dropout Prevention webpage content hosted by Project 10 Transition Education Network website - in progress

National Graduation Data (pdf)
Stillwell, R., and Sable, J. (2013). Public School Graduates and Dropouts from the Common Core of Data: School Year 2009–10: First Look (Provisional Data) (NCES 2013-309rev). U.S. Department of Education. Washington, DC: National Center for Education Statistics.