TSD: Transition Specialties Division

Transition Specialties Division

We are a division for all who have concern regarding transition of young adults with disabilities into careers. Our division is focused on joining efforts between all interested parties – rehabilitation professionals, special education staff, aides, resource teachers, placement staff, transition coordinators, teachers, paraprofessionals, parents, and students.

MRA TSD logo. White background with grey Minnesota shaped outline with the words transition, passion, future, empowerment, job, new life, goals, motivation, creative, development, change, inspiration, and career in grey along the outline. The words Transition Specialties Division (TSD) are in the middle of Minnesota in black and blue font.

Mission

To promote enlightenment, empowerment, professionalism, and accountability among its members who assist individuals with disabilities in achieving successful transition from school to work and for life.

The Minnesota Rehabilitation Association has developed its new Division on Transition which will focus on building on existing effective practices in Minnesota, developing new strategies to enhance transition outcomes, and a renewed focus on those qualified professionals who provide these vital services and supports to students and other adults with disabilities.

Benefits of Being a TSD Member

  • Belong to an organization focused on providing quality services to transition age youth
  • Leadership Opportunities
  • Provide Quality Trainings
  • Networking Opportunities with Other Transition Providers
  • Updates on Vocational Rehabilitation Services trends and trainings
  • Bi-Monthly Meetings
  • To Experience Minnesota Rehabilitation Association Conferences
  • To Experience National Rehabilitation Association Conferences
  • Professional Publications from the National Rehabilitation Association Journals
  • Being a Part of Changing the Lives of Transition Services
  • Professional Growth and Development
T-shirts for sale. $20. The t-shirts are black and the front has a grey outline of Minnesota with the words transition, passion, future, empowerment, job, new life, goals, motivation, creative, development, change, and career in white along the outline. The back of the t-shirt says MRA Transition Division in white. To order contact: mnrehabtransition@gmail.com

TSD is valuable for

  • State Vocational Rehabilitation Services Transition Counselors
  • Private Rehabilitation Placement Professionals
  • Any Member Involved in Providing Quality Services to Transition Age Youth
  • Educators from the Public and Private Sector (High School, Work-Based Learning Coordinators, Transition Programs, and Colleges/Universities)
  • Community Rehabilitation Providers and
  • Limited Use Vendors
  • Families and Youth

TSD members are dedicated to improving the transition of students with disabilities from school to post-secondary education or an employment outcome.

TSD
Black t-shirt with a grey outline of Minnesota with the words transition, passion, future, empowerment, job, new life, goals, motivation, creative, development, change, and career in white along the outline.

Contact

President Contact:

Jessica Norem

Vocational Rehabilitation Transition Counselor

DEED-Vocational Rehabilitation Services

651-539-4155

jessica.norem@state.mn.us

MNRehabTransition@gmail.com

2021 Meeting Dates

  • Monday, February 8th, 2021
    • 1:00-2:30 PM
    • Virtual – contact President for link
  • Monday, April 12th, 2021
    • 1:00-2:30 PM
    • Virtual – contact President for link
  • Monday, June 14th, 2021
    • 1:00-2:30 PM
    • Virtual – contact President for link
  • Monday, August 9th, 2021
    • 1:00-2:30 PM
    • TBD
  • October 2021 MRA Annual Conference
    • TBD
  • December 2021
    • TBD

TSD Meeting Minutes, Board, & Awards

Access our board minutes here:

View our board members here:

TSD Awards Nominations Form:

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