Florida Postsecondary Comprehensive Transition Programs (FPCTP)

2020 Virtual Florida Postsecondary Education Program Planning Institute (FLPEPPI)

November 17-20, 2020

This year’s FLPEPPI will include both live and recorded: (1) Evidence-based content and strategies around targeted areas of inclusive postsecondary education and capacity building (2) Networking and extended learning opportunities (3) Facilitated team planning to assess their current strengths and needs in order to plan for the future. There is no registration fee to attend this free event hosted by the Florida Center for Students with Unique Abilities. This event will be hosted using Whova.

The purpose of this Institute is to increase understanding of resources available for and facilitate planning and implementation of Florida Postsecondary Comprehensive Transition Programs (FPCTP) for students with intellectual disabilities in all types of postsecondary education institutions: universities, state and community colleges, and career tech centers.

This is a team-focused event for postsecondary education program planning teams representing a higher education institution or career tech district. Register your team of higher education faculty and staff, disability service providers, special populations coordinators, K-12 transition staff, parents, students, and/or other relevant stakeholders.

The institute format includes keynote sessions with postsecondary education leaders, breakout content sessions, facilitated team planning meetings, opportunities for your team to meet one-on-one with national and state content experts, and networking with colleagues from across the state whose innovative postsecondary education programs are serving students with intellectual disabilities and preparing them for employment. See our draft agenda for details.

Pre-recorded Sessions
Florida Postsecondary Comprehensive Transition Programs 101 Speakers: Janice Seabrooks-Blackmore, Drew Andrews Provides background information about the Florida Postsecondary Comprehensive Transition Program Act (The Act), the Florida Center for Students with Unique Abilities' charge in the implementation of the Act, and information on how institutions can become an approved Florida Postsecondary Comprehensive Transition Program. Watch the Recording on YouTube
Using the Florida Postsecondary Comprehensive Transition Program Planning Tool Speaker: Janice Seabrooks-Blackmore Whether you are planning an inclusive Florida Postsecondary Comprehensive Transition Program that serves students with intellectual disabilities or just seeking to improve your services, this web-based planning system applies a framework for using data to reflect on current practice and outcomes, identify strengths and needs, and subsequently develop a plan to address needs and evaluate intended results. Watch the Recording on YouTube
Family2Family Toolkit: A Springboard for Students and Families to Explore Postsecondary Education Options Speakers: Kristine (Kris) Webb, Joey Garrett This session will target key features of the Family2Family Toolkit, a product offered by the Florida Center for Students with Unique Abilities at the University of Central Florida. Along with sharing video vignettes from Florida Family2Family Films, this session will highlight available resources for families of students who want to attend postsecondary education programs. The Toolkit, written in language that is accessible to students and their families, provides a catalyst or means to begin discussions about postsecondary education options after high school. Attendees will (a) discover ways to access the Toolkit, (b) be introduced to a brief history and background of postsecondary education programs, (c) become familiarized with general information about programs, (d) consider and identify the importance of student-centered and family-centered choices, and (e) discuss how family roles may be defined once students enter postsecondary education.  Watch the Recording on YouTube Download Slides
FPCTP Planning Tool Crosswalk: Building and Sustaining Florida Postsecondary Comprehensive Transition Programs Speaker: Jennifer Coyle Provides information about three FPCT Program resources: a) Strategic Planning Tool:  Postsecondary education component (aka the Tool), b) FPCT Program application, and c) FPCT Program grant proposal, and how to use these resources to create a comprehensive road map from planning to implementing an inclusive postsecondary education program.  The goal of this presentation is to explore two crosswalks that draw direct connections between the benchmarks in the Tool, and the FPCT Program application and Grant proposal to support programs in saving time and writing effective, evidence-based plans, applications, and grant proposals.  Watch the Recording on YouTube Download Slides Strategic Planning Crosswalk for FPCTP Applications Strategic Planning Crosswalk for FPCTP Grant Proposals
Tuesday, November 17
10:00 AM-10:30 AM Welcome and overview Speaker: Janice Seabrooks-Blackmore, Executive Director FCSUA Welcome from Executive Director and overview of key features during the FLPEPPI. Watch the Recording on YouTube
11:30 AM-12:45 PM Program Graduate Panel Five graduates share experiences from their college programs, their current employment or course work, and plans for the future. Watch the Recording on YouTube
10:30 AM-11:30 AM Keynote presentation Speakers: Senator and Mrs. Gardiner Senator and Mrs. Gardiner will share their advocacy and political journey in the realization of the FPCTP Act and how they envision postsecondary education for people with unique abilities in Florida. As parents of a teenager with Down syndrome, they will share the drive behind their personal story and vision for their son living and thriving in an inclusive world, particularly in postsecondary education. Watch the Recording on YouTube
Thursday, November 19
11:15 AM-12:15 PM Break-out sessions Inclusive Talent: Collaborating with CareerSource Florida to Connect People with Disabilities to Employment Opportunities Speaker: Michelle Dennard, President and CEO Career Source Florida Florida’s workforce resilience amidst an economic recovery due to the COVID-19 pandemic will depend on how well we work collaboratively to ensure the state has an inclusive and skilled talent pool. CareerSource Florida is committed to supporting inclusive economic recovery and that means ensuring access to employment, training and career opportunities for all Floridians who want to work including those with unique abilities. Learn about the CareerSource Florida network’s strategies and resources to connect Floridians with disabilities to meaningful employment and training opportunities and how you can help. Together, we can enhance opportunities for disability inclusion and self-sufficiency to help more Floridians rebound and thrive. Watch the Recording on YouTube Download Slides CareerSource Florida At a Glance 2020-2021
Integrating The Social Model of Disability into FPCTP Programs: Promoting Culture Change and Increasing Access, Equity and Inclusion Speaker: Craig Levins, Associate Vice President, Institutional Accessibility and ADA Coordinator at Broward College This interactive presentation will explore how the principles of the social model of disability can drive your program toward increased inclusion, and your institution toward a culture change that focuses on a shared responsibility approach to proactively improve access and equity for all students. Watch the Recording on YouTube Download Slides
10:00 AM-11:00 AM Break-out sessions MyCareerShines: Helping Students Dream Big and Plan Accordingly Speaker: Maggie Miller, Lead Florida Trainer Kuder, Inc. This session will provide an overview of Florida's MyCareerShines, powered by Kuder, Florida's free online education and career planning system. Learn how this system can be used with students of your FPCTP to use their personalized interests, skills, and work values assessment results to explore occupations, search for scholarships, create resumes, develop an electronic portfolio, and much more! Following this session, participants may request professional development to support the implementation of MyCareerShines so students can dream big and plan accordingly! Watch the Recording on YouTube Download Slides Career Framework Overview Journey Flye
Taking Care of the "Total Me" - A Mental Health Journey Speaker: Nicole Attong, LMHC and Director FIU Embrace. This session shares Mental Health Wellness from the student and staff perspective. Watch the Recording on YouTube Download Slides
Friday, November 20
10:00 AM-12:00 PM Team Report Out and Next Steps Have Fun watching and listening to each team share, in 90-seconds, their team's goals and progress addressed during planning. Watch the Recording on YouTube
12:00 PM-12:15 PM FLPEPPI Closing and Evaluation Closing remarks. We need and value your input. Complete the FLPEPPI's evaluation. Watch the Recording on YouTube

Send any questions to the FCSUA Team:

Drew Andrews: drew.andrews@ucf.edu
Janice Seabrooks-Blackmore: janice.seabrooks-blackmore@ucf.edu
Iris Neil: iris.neil@ucf.edu