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August 1, 2003 
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  • Wizdom Education and the Connections Conference
  • Why Web-Based Technology Meets Transition Needs
  • Tell Us Your Story

  • Why Web-Based Technology Meets Transition Needs
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    Anyone who's ever tried to manage many or even just one Transition plan knows that the task may seem daunting. In today's busy environment, educators, service providers and parents are scrambling to balance the quality of the education provided with amount of paperwork involved.

    "Case Managers and Administrators are grinding through the issues of Transition Planning, trying to help students figure out complex life questions," says Dennis E. Wisnosky, Wizdom Founder. "Web-based technology can offer a guided yet personal road-map for these tough decisions."

      With the right mix of product and process, Web- based Technology can:

    • help students (and their parents) recognize and deal with the issues of, "What do I want to do?" "Where do I want to live?" "What do I want to do in my free time?" (the latter issue includes - "How do I want to be involved in my community?")

    • set up practical multi-year transition plans that help students meet their goals.

    • cut the time required to research the important local 15-25 community service providers, and yet appropriately connect to the providers as needed.

    • through Wizdom EducationLive! (www.educationlive) automatically connect case managers, students and parents to community service providers with an assurance that the school district has the most current information about the service providers available.

    • meet the needs of students, parents, and schools' obligations, without an undue burden on already time- challenged case managers and vocational coordinators.

    Wizdom Education has developed the Wizdom Transplanner, to bridge the gap between technology and student need. Via the internet, Wizdom TransPlanner automatically develops Individual Transition Plans (ITP) for students with disabilities. Currently, three Illinois School districts are using the Wizdom Transplanner, with more to follow.

    For more information about the Wizdom TransPlanner: »

    Tell Us Your Story
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    Wizdom Education and the Connections Conference
    Wizdom Education was delighted to participate once again at the Connections Conference June 10 and 11 in Springfield, Illinois. Wizdom Founder Dennis E. Wisnosky, and Phil Vitkus, Wizdom Director of Instructional Services presented a seminar on the benefits of web-based solutions to Transition planning.

    THE NEXT CONFERENCE on our agenda is the Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education Fourth Annual Fall Conference Presented in Conjunction With The Illinois State Board of Education and Illinois Special Education Leadership Academy September 25-26, 2003. We're looking forward to presenting a workshop titled:

    "The Task of Finding and Matching Community Service Providers - It does not have to be that way," in conjunction with a Transition Specialist from a prominent Chicago suburb.

    This workshop will show how technology can help link, track, and keep up-to-date the relationship between Case managers , administrators, parents, students, and service providers.

    Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education Fourth Annual Fall Conference Link:

    Connections Conference Link:

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