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CTIC Minutes
12/6/16
3:30 PM


Present: Gary Pernu, Northland Special Ed Coop; Laurie Youso, ISD 361 Social Worker; Heidi Thompson, ISD 361 Special Education teacher; Maria Cowman, ISD 361 Special Education Teacher; Thane Grewatz, ISD 361 Guidance Counselor, Jenny Taylor, ISD 361 Special Education teacher, Raini Knable, DEED, Workforce Center, Hibbing

  • Updates were shared by Gary
  • Raini shared new laws/procedures regarding ODC placements and 18 -25 year olds.
  • Designated a date for our parent information presentation (1/10/17, 5:30 PM)
  • Suggested panel members include Raini Knaeble, Molly French, County Attorney, County DD worker, ODC director, CTIC committee members... other ideas welcome.
  • A future schedule of two meetings per year (one in the fall, one in the spring) with an annual parent education night were agreed upon by members present.



CTIC Minutes
9/27/16
3:30 PM



  • Updates were shared by Gary regarding the Work Experience program, and how new changes to the Olmstead Act affect students with disabilities
  • We brainstormed ideas for workshops our committee could sponsor this year.  Guardianships, due process, PACER streamable workshops and behavior management techniques were all discussed.  We will start with guardianship…  Jean will check availability with Molly French, who conducted the last one.
  • I will contact PACER on the possibility of having a presenter come to International Falls.
  • Next meeting will be held December 6, 2016, 3:30, West End Elementary, Room 101
Laurie Youso





 CTIC Minutes
3/8/16
3:30 PM

Present:   Gary Pernu, Northland Special Ed Coop; Sue Palm, ISD 361 School Nurse;  Laurie Youso, ISD 361 Social Worker;   Norm Wood, ISD 361 Special Ed. Teacher; ~Heidi Thompson, ISD 361 Special Education teacher;  Maria Cowman, ISD 361 Special Education Teacher;  Dave Gooch, Asst. Principal; Jean Anderson, Koochiching County; Lela Renberg, ISD 361 Special Education teacher;  Thane Grewatz, ISD 361 Guidance Counselor

  • Updates were shared by Norm and Gary regarding the Work Experience program.
          The Olmstead Act and its effects on transitioning clients were discussed.

    In 2012, Minnesota’s Olmstead Planning Committee was formed and included individuals with disabilities, family members, providers, advocates and senior decision-makers from the Minnesota Department of Human Services, and they made recommendations to the Commissioner of the Department of Human Services. On October 23, 2012, Minnesota's Olmstead Planning Committee presented a report to DHS Commissioner Lucinda Jesson. The report included recommendations to ensure that Minnesotans with disabilities have choices about where they live and are served in community settings more suitable to their needs and desires. One of the Committee’s recommendations asked “that the Governor establish an Olmstead Sub-Cabinet to ensure the most efficient and effective inter-agency coordination, planning and implementation of an Olmstead Plan.”  
    In January 2013, Governor Mark Dayton issued an Executive Order establishing a Sub-Cabinet to develop and implement a comprehensive plan supporting freedom of choice and opportunity for people with disabilities. The original Olmstead Plan Sub-Cabinet, was chaired by Lieutenant Governor Yvonne Prettner Solon, and included the Commissioners or Commissioner’s designee from the following State agencies: Department of Human Services; Minnesota Housing Finance Agency; Department of Employment and Economic Development; Department of Transportation; Department of Corrections; Department of Health; Department of Human Rights; and Department of Education. Representatives from the Office of the Ombudsman for Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities and the Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities are ex officio members of the Sub-Cabinet.
   In January 2015, Governor Mark Dayton issued an Executive Order which further defined the role and nature of the Olmstead Subcabinet.

  • Sue suggested a panel discussion hosted by CTIC next school year centering around guardianships and legal issues with transitioning students  
  • All group members were reminded that an upcoming workshop on brain development will be held at the Americ Inn on April 4, 6:30 – 8:30, featuring Molly Harney Ph. D.
  • Next meeting will be held September 27, 2016, 3:30, West End Elementary, Room 101

Laurie Youso






CTIC Minutes
12/8//15

Present: ~ Raynita Houglum, Rainy River Waivered Services;  Tammy Riley, NE MN Office of Job Training; Gary Pernu, Northland Special Ed Coop; Sue Palm, ISD 361 school nurse;  Laurie Youso, ISD 361 Social Worker;   Joe Krause, ISD 361 BAS Teacher; ~Heidi Thompson, ISD 361 Special Education teacher;  Maria Cowman, ISD 361 Special Education Teacher; Norm Wood, ISD 361 Sped Teacher, Mary Svir, SW KCPHHS; Lela Renberg, ISD 361 Sped Teacher; Dave Gooch, ISD 361 Assistant Principal;   Thane Grewatz, ISD 361 Guidance Counselor;


Rainy River Waivered Services:  Staff have been busy, and have also noticed the Christmas spirit is evident in their clients

ODC:  

Heidi:  Has students working part time.

Maria:  Has had several students gain employment through work experience since our last meeting

Joe:  Odyssey ware curriculum continuing to be successful.  Also has several students in Work Experience Program.  Will be involving students in signing up for Work Force Center free assessment.

Tammy:  Offering a free career assessment.  Must sign up and she will set up an individual meeting with student to assess career interests, connect with resources, resume building, etc.  Has met with 8 students at Falls High School so far.

District Co-Op:  Work continues on building  18-21 year old program. Different ages require different funding sources.  The goal is to provide a smooth transition for all.

Sue Palm:  Will be teaching a CNA course next semester for college credit
Norm Wood:  Both job skills classes growing.  Norm continues to pursue additional employment resources for his students

Next meeting:  March 8, 2016, 3:30 Heidi Thompson’s Room, West End Elementary Room 101.

Laurie Youso





CTIC Minutes
9/24/15


Present: JoEllen Dahl, ODC; ~ Raynita Houglum, Rainy River Waivered Services; Alycia Hackenmueller, NE MN Office of Job Training; Gary Pernu, Northland Special Ed Coop,  Laurie Youso, ISD 361 Social Worker;   Joe Krause, ISD 361 Special Ed. Teacher; ~Heidi Thompson, ISD 361 Special Education teacher;  Maria Cowman, ISD 361 Special Education Teacher, Norm Wood, ISD361 Work Experience Teacher,  Jenny Taylor, ISD361 Sped Teacher, Lela Renberg, ISD361 Sped Teacher.

  • Agency Updates:  FHS now has a Work Experience Program (Norm Wood), an Alternative Learning Center (Joe Krause) and two additional Special Education Teachers, Jenny Taylor and Lela Renberg.  Norm and Alyssa have been collaborating with several students through the Job Skills Class and the MN Office of Job Training.
  • A time line was presented to the group out lining tasks that should be competed to assist students with disabilities with transitioning after graduation.  All agencies represented were given a time line so they can add to it where appropriate to make the list more complete.  One was also emailed to county representatives.
  • All agencies were also asked to submit their agency names, addresses, and phone numbers along with the services that they provide.  The goal is to make a pamphlet containing the time line and resource guide for parents.
  • Next Meeting date:  December 8, 2015 in Heidi Thompsons Room, West End Elementary, Rm 101 at 3:30





 CTIC Minutes
1/22/15

Present:  ~Julie Bartkowski, parent; ~~JoEllen Dahl, ODC; ~ Raynita Houglum, Rainy River Waivered Services; Alycia Hackenmueller, NE MN Office of Job Training; Gary Pernu, Northland Special Ed Coop; Reggie Engebritson, Director, Northland Special Ed. Coop; Sue Palm, ISD 361 school nurse;  Laurie Youso, ISD 361 Social Worker;   Joe Krause, ISD 361 Special Ed. Teacher; ~Heidi Thompson, ISD 361 Special Education teacher;  Maria Cowman, ISD 361 Special Education Teacher

Future CTIC meetings will be facilitated by ISD 361 staff and will be held in Heidi Thompson’s room.  The purpose of CTIC will be to share agency updates so that all have current information to best serve the needs of their clients.  

Rainy River Waivered Services:  Now have types of services that can provide work experience through Kooch County.  Also discussed differentiation between PCA services vs waivered services.

ODC:  Discussed difference between HTC, mostly in-house work and DD population and SE, mostly community work, and MI population.  Discussed currently in house jobs and what is needed for an intake/referral.

Heidi:  18 to 21 -Year Old Program, does have some community placements.  Also currently working on independent living skills in school.  Working on community places to employ.  Currently have a small number of students working with ODC.

Maria:  Careers Classes started to help students earn credit and gain job experience 11th – 12th grade

Joe:  Odyssey ware curriculum, which is currently on line, being converted to paper and pencil course for students who do not have internet access.  Could be modified to fit various levels and curriculums.

Alyssa:  Career Adventure training, state wide service and FREE.  Work experience program, have an allotment of slots, plan is to fill with one student from each of the county’s school district.  It is possible to split the hours from one slot and service two students, however.

District Co-Op:  Work continues on building  18-21 year old program. Different ages require different funding sources.  The goal is to provide a smooth transition for all.

Julie Bartkowski:  Reminder to the team that we have annually sponsored a parent education workshop for the community.  Could members please keep this in mind and email or bring ideas to the next meeting.

Thank you to JoEllen Dahl for taking notes!

Next meeting:  April 23, 2015 3:30 Heidi Thompson’s Room, West End Elementary Room 101.

Laurie Youso






CTIC MINUTES
WHEN:                   November 17, 2014
WHERE:          Rainy River Community College  SC114
CHAIR:                  Julie Bartkowski
NOTETAKER:              Julie Bartkowski
ATTENDEES:  Julie Bartkowski, parent;  Gary Pernu, Northland Special Ed. Coop; Laurie Youso (ISD 361 Social Worker) Norm Woods (ISD 361 Special Ed. teacher 6-9th grade), Joe Krause (ISD 361 Special Ed. teacher)  
AGENDA ITEM - Determine meeting frequency, time & place
DISCUSSION:  ISD 361 staff as listed above introduced themselves and explained their roles at the school as they relate to transition.  Staff indicated they would like to take over leadership of the group as they now have time available via QComp to devote to managing meetings, coordinating workshops, and involving community resources with transitioning students.  No one individual would be chair but rather the entire group.   It was suggested that meeting every other month would be effective and that meetings could be held at the Falls High School.  It was also noted the Reggie Engebritson has started a SEAC (Special Education Advisory Council) group for the Falls but that group will function independent of CTIC.     
ACTION ITEM:  The next meeting will accordingly be 1/22/15 @ 3:30 in Rm 101 (Heidi Thompson’s room) at the Falls High School.  
AGENDA ITEM – Goals and purpose going forward
DISCUSSION:  It was clear that an improved communication between community resources will be the primary goal going forward.  Everyone present wanted to use meeting times to discuss issues as they related to the transition of students with various agencies, such as the Koochiching County Social Services, Work Force Center, Vocational Rehabilitation & ODC.   There was also discussion related to using online career exploration for students and the soon to be mandated requirements of transition planning for all students.    
AGENDA ITEM:  Update from Gary on work to create a 18-21 year skills/work experience program.  
DISCUSSION:  Gary will be meeting with Kevin Grover and Tim Everson to explore options.  He is currently working with Jenell Feller at ODC to place student from the Falls school district in work environments.  Norm Wood briefly talked about running a job skills program in the past before budget issue eliminated.   
Meeting adjourned with plan to get Agency Updates next meeting and plan potential workshop.




  
CTIC MINUTES
WHEN:                   September 17, 2014
WHERE:          Rainy River Community College  SC114
CHAIR:                  Julie Bartkowski
NOTETAKER:              Julie Bartkowski
ATTENDEES:  Julie Bartkowski, parent;   Tammy Riley & Alycia Hackenmueller, NE MN Office of Job Training;  ; Gary Pernu, Northland Special Ed. Coop; Mary Svir, County Social Worker
AGENDA ITEM - Determine meeting frequency, time & place
DISCUSSION:  Several points were made that it didn’t make sense for the group to continue to meet without a representative from the special education program of area schools.  Teaching and counseling staff at ISD #361 have been on the committee in the past but are no longer involved with the exception of Sue Palm, school nurse.   Although Gary is a member of the Coop for ISD#361 the main purpose of CTIC has been to connect the students to resources and without teacher referrals it appears that hasn’t been happening.  It was noted that Wendy Mayer – Indus High School has asked to again participate in CTIC but because of her location it is difficult for her to attend meetings during the work week.  Mary Svir felt strongly that it was not a good use of her time to come to meetings without input from the school.  Mary currently gets time off work to attend meetings.  We have attempted other methods to engage student/parent, i.e. surveys but that also is reliant on teachers including that as part of the IEP or somehow getting material to parents.   As of date we have received only one survey.   Gary suggested that he approach Reggie about attendance and that she was also looking into starting a Parent Special Ed Advisory Council (SEAC) group in ISD #361.  This may be better format to get information about resources out to parents.  An informational meeting will be held today 9/17 at FHS.  As a parent of a special education student I expressed my feelings of inadequacy as a leader for this group and expressed my intent not to continue in a leadership role after this year.  
ACTION ITEM:  Gary will discuss this matter with Reggie and Brian so as determine what is best course of action going forward for the group.  Additionally, Gary plans to meet with Mary or her supervisor to try to facilitate accessing County Services for students who may qualify.  The group will then make plans as to when to meet and frequency.  

AGENDA ITEM:  Designate secretary – note taker for upcoming year
DISCUSSION:  This item was not discussed.
AGENDA ITEM:  Plan for Upcoming Pacer Workshop “Hot Tips on the IEP: Is your child’s IEP individualized and appropriate?”~~~~10/7 6:30-8:30
DISCUSSION:   Julie was forwarded the information about an upcoming Pacer Workshop from Carol Stegmeir on 9/5 requesting assistance with advertising/promoting workshop, helping set up & register attendees and providing refreshments.  ~~I have responded and offered our assistance.  Namely distributing material to area schools, newspaper calendar of events and community public locations, attending the event and assisting set up, providing refreshments.  ~~
ACTION ITEMS: ~Pacer should be sending brochures to be distributed to schools, Falls, Indus, Littlefork.  Link is: ~http://www.pacer.org/workshops/flyer/10-6and10-7-14HotTipsIEPIndividualizedAppropriate_Bemidji_IntFalls.pdf ~~   
Mary has already provided information to foster parents and any clients she has that may find this useful.  Julie will provide info to the Journal.  She will also coordinate refreshment at AmericInn and help with set up.  Tammy Riley will assist also.  
AGENDA ITEM: Set goals/projects for upcoming year
DISCUSSION:  Tabled until plan for upcoming meetings determined.
AGENDA ITEM: Discuss progress of Transition Program at the Falls High School~~~~~  
DISCUSSION:  Gary recently met with Jenell Feller at ODC to discuss a partnership to get students out in the work place.  ODC currently has clients working in the community and the possibility of also placing student is being explored.  Gary is also exploring various funding options for students 18-21 years that the school may need to provide on-going learning after age 18.  Questions about county waivers were discussed and referred to Mary or Jill Harder.  
Mission:  The International Falls Community Transition Interagency Committee (CTIC) will provide access to timely, high quality transition information, training and resources for youth and young adults with disabilities, their families, teachers, professionals, and other community members.




CTIC MINUTES
Mission:  The International Falls Community Transition Interagency Committee (CTIC) will provide access to timely, high quality transition information, training and resources for youth and young adults with disabilities, their families, teachers, professionals, and other community members.
WHEN:                   April 17, 2014
WHERE:          Rainy River Community College  SC114
CHAIR:                  Julie Bartkowski
NOTETAKER:              JoEllen Dahl
ATTENDEES:  Julie Bartkowski, parent;   JoEllen Dahl, ODC;  Carol Stegmeir, Tammy Riley & Alycia Hackenmueller, NE MN Office of Job Training;  Jen Stevens , County Case Aide; Gary Pernu, Brian Yuretich & Reggie Engebritson, Northland Special Ed. Coop; Sue Palm, ISD 361 school nurse
March 10, 2014 Meeting minutes reviewed & accepted.
DISCUSSION:  Recap of Pacer workshop. Approximately 45-50 people attended.  Majority were parents, some teachers and social service providers.  The speaker shared her personal experiences and her son helped with the workshop.   Good discussions about IEP’s and support for specific services.  Julie introduced speaker and explained CTIC – Brochures were made available to participants.  
DISCUSSION:  Reggie was introduces to the group as the Director of Special Education.  She explained that they are looking to improve services at ISD 361 for transition age students.  Gary and Reggie recently met with Jenell Feller of ODC to explore possible partnership for job skills/placement.  Reggie asked the group what changes we would like to see implemented at school? Everyone felt need for more contact with students in 9th grade & above to plan for future.  This could be accomplished by inviting or contacting service support personnel who may be needed upon graduation to IEP meeting.  Job training staff would like to start working with students early.  Staff suggested doing job skills evaluation, helping with resume and interviewing skills.  They are willing to come into classroom to work directly with students.  The group also felt parents needed to understand the importance of applying for social security at age 18 and possible need for guardianship/conservatorship of certain students.  Jen Stevens referenced an assessment used at Littlefork which she found very helpful.  Gary has multiple assessments that can be used also.  Resources appear to be available but there is a need to connect them better to parents and follow up.    ODC is available to people with cognitive disabilities between ages 18 – 21 years.  
ACTION ITEMS:  Reggie said she will help make contacts with agencies occur through staff and is also a resource for others.  
DISCUSSION:  Suggestions were made that the FACS Class might be a good resource for connecting with students especially those that may not have an IEP but need additional assistance.  
Next Meeting:   5/21/2014 3:30 @ RRCC






CTIC MINUTES    

WHEN:           March 10, 2014 3:30 p.m.
WHERE:          RRCC SC 114
CHAIR:          Julie Bartkowski
NOTETAKER:              JoEllen Dahl

ATTENDEES:      Julie Bartkowski - parent;  JoEllen Dahl - ODC; Jen Stevens - County Case Aide;  Tammy Riley and Alycia Hackenmueller -  NE MN Office of Job Training;  
Gary Pernu - Northland Special Coop; Sue Palm, FHS Nurse

Agenda Topics

Review of February minutes – include Sue Palm as attendee.

DISCUSSION:  Gary Pernu asked that we brainstorm possible locations that students in transition could intern for a couple hours a week with a job coach.  JoEllen will check with Jenelle as to whether ODC might be an option.  Other suggestions included:  banks, floral shops, Good Samaritan, Menards, churches and restaurants.   Concerns raised as how program would be run, teacher needed to oversee, where funding come from.  Gary to discuss with Reggie.  Hoping to initiate program for 18-21 year old but could include younger students once established.   
 
DISCUSSION: We still haven’t receive flyers for upcoming workshop in April.  Tammy will check with Carol and Julie will follow up.  Need to see about distributing to students.  Gary will see about mailing or having teacher forward.   

ACTION ITEMS:  Julie will forward flyer information via email for distribution also will distribute locally once printed copies received. (Library, Work Force Center, Backus, RRCC, Rainy Lake Medical Center – Rehab Dept.) Also will contact newspaper & radio for addition to calendar of events.  Jen Stevens will forward to Littlefork-Big Falls staff and county clientele.  Julie will order cookies for the event after estimate of number attending received from Pacer.

 DISCUSSION:  Will meet next month to review workshop and then have final meeting in May.

Next Meeting:  April 16 @ 3:30 RRCC



Mission:  The International Falls Community Transition Interagency Committee (CTIC) will provide access to timely, high quality transition information, training and resources for youth and young adults with disabilities, their families, teachers, professionals, and other community members.





CTIC MINUTES
WHEN:                   February 10, 2014
WHERE:          Rainy River Community College  SC114
CHAIR:                  Julie Bartkowski
NOTETAKER:              JoEllen Dahl
ATTENDEES:  Julie Bartkowski, parent;   JoEllen Dahl, ODC;  Carol Stegmeir, NE MN Office of Job Training;  Tammy Riley , NE MN office of Job Training; Mary Svir, County Social Worker;  Jen Stevens , County Case Aide; Gary Pernu, Northland Special Coop, Transition Coordinator;
DISCUSSION:  The minutes from January were reviewed and approved.    
DISCUSSION:  Gary and Sue reported that they meet with 5 Falls senior students today to review transition plans using developed worksheet.  This was the first time Sue had met any of the students.  They felt the meetings were helpful to student but would like to have been included in IEP reviews to get students more involved in transition process before senior year.   Additionally none of the student are currently involved/receiving county services and some would benefit from having a social worker or financial worker.  Important to remember difference between two roles for student assistance.   Gary & Sue are meeting with junior students next month 3/10/2014.  
DISCUSSION:  Need to determine how we will advertise for April Pacer workshop.  
ACTION ITEMS:   Carol will follow up on getting flyers to distribute.  Gary believes can get flyers mailed to student through school.  Need to also get to Indus and Littlefork.  Julie will look into newspaper advertising and radio.    
Next meeting March 10, 2014 3:30 @ RRCC  




CTIC MINUTES
WHEN:           January 15, 2014
WHERE:  Rainy river community college SC114
CHAIR:          Julie Bartkowski
NOTETAKER:      Jen Stevens
ATTENDEES:  Julie Bartkowski, parent; Carol Stegmeir, NE MN Office of Job Training; Tammy Riley, NE MN Office of Job Training; Mary Svir, County Social Worker; Jen Stevens, County Case Aide; Gary Pernu, Northland Special Coop, Transition Coordinator; Brian Yuretich, Northland Special Coop, Coordinator
INTRODUCTIONS
DISCUSSION:  Review of October minutes – no changes noted
DISCUSSION:  Connecting students with resources, Agencies being invited to IEP’s and bridging the gap was the focus of the meeting.  Joe Krause is the new EBD teacher for 361 and Brian Yuretich is at 361 once a week, every week this year to assist with developing the needed connections to best serve students.  Gary provided handouts of the current and new transition laws, summary of performance (exit form), transition review worksheet (for juniors and seniors), and handouts for camps, social skills, and GED.  Gary recommended Autism Speaks Family Services Transition Tool Kit (www.autismspeaks.org).  Gary discussed programs, specifically 18-21 yr old programs, available in the Virginia area.  Implementing those types of programs in International Falls was highly welcomed by attendees especially with the shortage waiver money.  The Transition Review Worksheet was presented by Gary.  Carol Stegmeir stated the next dates for the workshop are Feb 10th and March 10th.  Brian asked for top three things the committee would like to see:  1. Accurate IEP’s 2. Appropriate Agencies involved with IEP/transition 3. Having the school involved with CTIC.
DISCUSSION:  PACER workshop is scheduled for April 8, 2014.  It is in the latest PACER brochure.  “6 Skills for Effective Parent Advocacy”
DISCUSSION:  Next meeting – Monday, February 10, 2014 @ 3:30 p.m.



CTIC MINUTES
WHEN:                   September 18, 2013
WHERE:          Rainy River Community College  SC114
CHAIR:                  Julie Bartkowski
NOTETAKER:              JoEllen Dahl
ATTENDEES:  Julie Bartkowski, parent;   JoEllen Dahl, ODC;  Carol Stegmeir, NE MN Office of Job Training;  Tammy Riley , NE MN office of Job Training
DISCUSSION:  The minutes from August were not available; Julie will include with next months.   
DISCUSSION:  One Transition survey received from Fall High School.  Not sure if came from teacher or parents.  
ACTION ITEMS:  Carol will follow up on employment issue with parents.  Julie will address Post-secondary education questions.
DISCUSSION:  How can we get other school districts and home schooled students involved with CTIC and serving their students.  
ACTION ITEMS:  JoEllen will be visiting both Indus & Littlefork – Big Falls schools in October.  She will take brochures and surveys to distribute to special ed. teachers.  Will also investigate possibility of having CTIC meeting @ either school in up-coming year.  Julie will add John Larson to email list as new special ed teacher in Littlefork –Big Falls.
ACTION ITEM:  Julie will distribute CTIC brochures to Rainy River Medical Rehabilitation department and see if Jen Windels might be interested in being more involved.
DISCUSSION:   What should the workshop topic be for this year’s Pacer event.  Reviewed recent mailing for options.  
ACTION ITEM:  Carol will contact Pacer to see what might be available.  Interested in “Tips for Talking with School Staff” or “Six Skills for Effective Parent Advocacy”.
DISCUSSION:  Would like to create resource library for parents/student/service providers needing information about transition.  
ACTION ITEM:  Julie will investigate possible locations for material – high school, college library, public library.  Next meeting everyone should bring list or materials believed to be helpful to others and available for sharing.  


CTIC MINUTES
WHEN:                   August 27, 2013
WHERE:          Rainy River Community College  H104
CHAIR:                  Julie Bartkowski
NOTETAKER:              Julie Bartkowski
ATTENDEES:  Julie Bartkowski, parent;   JoEllen Dahl, ODC;  Carol Stegmeir, NE MN Office of Job Training;  Jen Stevens, Koochiching Social Services
DISCUSSION:  The minutes from the May 8, 2013 meeting were reviewed.  
AMENDMENT:  No amendments were suggested.
DISCUSSION: Meeting times for upcoming year discussed.  Suggestion made that should meet at other schools – Littlefork, Indus to include those teachers/staff in committee.   Also need note taker for meetings.  Didn’t resolve who available to complete on a regular basis will discuss next meeting if more people attend.
ACTION ITEMS:  Will  look to schedule October meeting at another school.  
DISCUSSION:     CTIC is on high school agenda duty day for 8/29/13 to present before the teachers.  JoEllen offered to attend with Julie to explain what CTIC is and hand out brochures and surverys   Review current brochure & survey form.  
ACTION ITEMS:  Julie will update contact information on brochure before presentation.  Surveys revised to be returned to Julie as no FHS school representative available.  Heidi on maternity leave until 11/1; Diane Smalley long-term sub.
DISCUSSION:  Web page still needs updating.  Once school in session will contact Dave Skorak to revise link language and Laurie to update other items.     
Next Meeting:  Sepember 18,  2013 @ RRCC  

CTIC MINUTES
WHEN:                   April 10, 2013
WHERE:          Falls High School, Library Conference Room
CHAIR:                  Julie Bartkowski
NOTETAKER:              Kelly Langton-Antin

ATTENDEES:  Julie Bartkowski, parent; Heidi Thompson, Special Education teacher; Kelly Langton-Antin, parent;  Mary Svir, Social Services; JoEllen Dahl, ODC;   Sue Palm, School Nurse; Carol Stegmeir, NE MN Office of Job Training
Agenda Topics
DISCUSSION:  The minutes from the March 13, 2013 meeting were reviewed.  
AMENDMENT:  JoEllen Dahl was omitted from the list of attendees for March 13, 2013.
DISCUSSION:     The PACER workshop was discussed.  There was a good turn out with around 70 people.  There were many good comments.  The helpful information was presented toward the end of the workshop, which disappointed some.  The power point can be accessed on line.  PBIS was discussed.  There were five surveys returned.   Sue Palm said she found the power point by going to MN State wide Network.
ACTION ITEMS:  Carol will send an e-mail thank you to the Presenter.
DISCUSSION:  For 2013-2014 we looked at the surveys returned and we think the following topics would be of interest.  Sue brought up Health Issues in Transition for the 504 kids who may not be prepared to deal with their illness on their own.  An example Sue gave was a diabetic student because parents take care of a lot of the medical issues for children.  It was discussed that having a Social Security Office Staff to do a presentation would help people understand the process better than the Disability Specialist.  Have an Employment Panel.  Mary suggested doing a Life Book for the students.  This book would list things they need to do and contact people or organizations for them to get help.
DISCUSSION:  The  school website was discussed.  We do not want a negative interpretation of the item in the last minutes.  
ACTION ITEMS:  We decided that we need a more direct approach to Laurie in a more timely manner than we have done.  Laurie you are doing a great job for us and we thank you.  For the next meeting bring ideas about what we want on the website so we can get it Laurie.
Next Meeting:  May 8, 2013 at 3:30 p.m.  Falls High School Library







CTIC MINUTES    

WHEN:                   March 13, 2013 3:30 p.m.
WHERE:          Falls High School, Library Conference Room
CHAIR:                  Julie Bartkowski
NOTETAKER:              Julie Bartkowski

ATTENDEES:      Julie Bartkowski, parent; Carol Stegmeir, NE MN Office of Job Training;  Sue Palm,  ISD school nurse.

Agenda Topics

DISCUSSION:  The minutes from the February 13, 2013 meeting were reviewed.    

DISCUSSION:  Julie relayed information from Heidi Thompson regarding special education teachers’ willingness to use survey as developed.  Heidi would be willing to collect surveys and refer back to CTIC committee.  Suggested sending as email to other interested parties verses trying to meet and explain because of scheduling difficulties.         

ACTION ITEMS: Julie will send out survey to teachers, counselors and social worker asking for completion of survey for current year and then on-going use during IEP annual review.    

DISCUSSION:  Julie also indicated that Heidi will be taking leave next fall so issue of school representative is on-going.  Per conversations with Mr. Everson, he is aware of issue and taking steps to find a workable solution.  One suggestion was that multiple school personnel could rotate attending meetings and being contact.   

ACTION ITEMS: Follow up with Mr. Everson before year end in regards to who will be school representative for next year.      

DISCUSSION: Carol brought flyers for upcoming workshop to be distributed.  

ACTION ITEMS:  Julie will provide to Heidi who will distribute to children/families in school and other teachers.  Sue Palm will email ISD teachers also.  Carol will mail to Indus, Northome, Littlefork, St Thomas and Baudette.  Julie will hand deliver to library, Backus, Northland Counseling and Kootasca Community Action, Inc.  She will also email Jen Windels, Beth Shermoen who are involved with local parent/teacher groups.  

DISCUSSION:  Deb Gushulak named new Community Education Adults with Disabilities Coordinator. Sue recommended asking her to join CTIC.

ACTION ITEMS:  Julie will contact Deb and invite her to join CTIC before year end.  

DISCUSSION:  Web site still needs updating.  Would like to change opening page link to CTIC –
Help transitioning to life after high school.  Also update Workshop listing and add links.  

ACTION ITEMS:  Need status update from Sue and/or  Laurie Youso.  


Next Meeting: April 10, 2013 at 3:30 p.m.






CTIC MINUTES    

WHEN:                   February 13, 2013 3:30 p.m.
WHERE:          Falls High School, Library Conference Room
CHAIR:                  Julie Bartkowski
NOTETAKER:              Julie Bartkowski

ATTENDEES:      Julie Bartkowski, parent; JoEllen Dahl, ODC; Kelly Langton-Antin, parent;  Carol Stegmeir, NE MN Office of Job Training; Nancy Lee, Kooch Social Services

Agenda Topics

DISCUSSION:  The minutes from the January 9, 2013 meeting were reviewed.    

DISCUSSION:  Reviewed survey with Waiver language at top.   JoEllen brought in a binder from ODC with CTIC past forms and checklists.  Nancy suggested revision of financial assistance category. Separate social security from medical assistance and county services.  Also discussed who would be responsible for follow up in various categories, i.e.  Adult Living Options – Roxanne Skostad-Ditsch.   Further discussion had on who would collect survey results and make referrals.  Ideally felt this should be school personnel, one possible suggestion was Laurie Youso       

ACTION ITEMS: Julie will review past checklist/inventories and compare to survey draft.  She will provide draft to Heidi Thompson for input on how best to get teachers, counselors and school personnel to use.  Suggestion made to meet one-on-one with users to best get all personnel involved.  

DISCUSSION:  Committee members expressed concern that we don’t have a designated school representative regularly attending meetings.  It is difficult to make changes to policies without school viewpoint on effectiveness.  It was suggested that we contact Tim Everson on how best to remedy this situation.  Another thought was changing meeting time.   

ACTION ITEMS: Upon completion of survey Julie will contact Mr. Everson.    

DISCUSSION: The school website/CTIC information was again discussed.  Aging Option Link with resources needs to be added.  Julie had several sites she thought would be helpful to parents.  

ACTION ITEMS: Julie will talk to Sue about how best to update.  Likewise anyone else with suggestions should email Sue.

DISCUSSION:  April workshop still planned – Carol should have posters/flyer by next meeting to distribute to parents, teachers and interested parties.  Strongly encourage members to register in advance.    

Next Meeting: February 13, 2013 at 3:30 p.m.


Mission:  The International Falls Community Transition Interagency Committee (CTIC) will provide access to timely, high quality transition information, training and resources for youth and young adults with disabilities, their families, teachers, professionals, and other community members.






CTIC MINUTES    

WHEN:                   January 9, 2013 3:30 p.m.
WHERE:          Falls High School, Library Conference Room
CHAIR:                  Julie Bartkowski
NOTETAKER:              Sue Fraik

ATTENDEES:      Julie Bartkowski, parent; JoEllen Dahl, HTC; Sue Fraik, NE MN Office of Job Training;
Kelly Langton-Antin, parent; Sue Palm, ISD 361; Carol Stegmeir, NE MN Office of Job Training;
Jennifer Stevens, Parent and Koochiching County Community Services; Heidi Thompson, Falls High School.

Agenda Topics

DISCUSSION:  The minutes from the December 12, 2012 meeting were reviewed.    

DISCUSSION:  Heidi reported that she will be attending a technology workshop on 1/31/13 as teacher training. She will report back to us.   

DISCUSSION: Julie had a first draft of a student survey prepared. We discussed the survey, its use, additions to the survey, adding a release for CTIC purposes. The survey would be presented during an IEP meeting to communicate the student’s and family’s needs to the CTIC.   

ACTION ITEMS: Julie will work on the survey. Heidi will check with school staff regarding the use of the survey.   

DISCUSSION:  Maintaining communication with the teachers was discussed. Sue had talked to Ardel and Maria regarding graduating seniors and their needs.    

ACTION ITEMS: Maintain communication regarding services to teachers so these are related to the students. Use the survey when ready as a means of communication.   

DISCUSSION: The school website / CTIC information was discussed. The mission statement should be changed. On the home page we would like the link to read:  “CTIC: Planning and resources for youth with disabilities.” News and events should be added including the Pacer workshop April 9th. The Pacer website should be added as a website. Other resources will be added as identified.  

ACTION ITEMS: Sue will relay the website changes and additions to Laurie Youso who has been posting our information. We should all check the CTIC website on ISD 361 and bring a favorite website to add.  


Next Meeting: February 13, 2013 at 3:30 p.m.


Mission:  The International Falls Community Transition Interagency Committee (CTIC) will provide access to timely, high quality transition information, training and resources for youth and young adults with disabilities, their families, teachers, professionals, and other community members.







CTIC MINUTES    

WHEN:                   December 12, 2012 3:30 p.m.     
WHERE:          Falls High School, Library Conference Room
CHAIR:                  Julie Bartkowski
NOTETAKER:              Sue Fraik

ATTENDEES:      Julie Bartkowski, parent; JoEllen Dahl, HTC; Sue Fraik, NE MN Office of Job Training;
 Kelly Langton-Antin, parent; Carol Stegmeir, NE MN Office of Job Training.

Agenda Topics

DISCUSSION:  Reviewed the minutes from the October 17, 2012 meeting.    

DISCUSSION:  Kelly and Sue reported on the Pacer Technology Live Stream workshop on Trending Technology for Transition Success 12/6/12. It was very informative and provided the information we have been looking for on technology, applications, etc.  

ACTION ITEMS: View the slides from the presentation at http://www.pacer.org/stc/pubs/Trending-Technologies-for-Transition-Success.pdf   

DISCUSSION:  JoEllen mentioned Minnesota’s Assistive Technology Act Program as another resource.   

ACTION ITEMS:  Check their website at www.starprogram.state.mn.us Julie or JoEllen have literature they can provide.     

DISCUSSION: Discussed future goals and projects including but not limited to:  Packets of information related to transition for students; keeping connected to the special education teachers regarding students and their transition needs; surveying parents; distributing our brochures to the special education faculty; setting goals for the 2013-2014 school year.       

ACTION ITEMS: Julie will connect with Heidi Thompson. Sue will email or talk to the other special education teachers.       

Next Meeting: January 9, 2013 at 3:30 p.m.


Mission:  The International Falls Community Transition Interagency Committee (CTIC) will provide access to timely, high quality transition information, training and resources for youth and young adults with disabilities, their families, teachers, professionals, and other community members.




CTIC MINUTES    

WHEN:                   October 17, 2012 3:30 p.m.
WHERE:          Falls High School, Library Conference Room
CHAIR:                  Carol Stegmeir (in Julie’s absence)
NOTETAKER:              Sue Fraik

ATTENDEES:      JoEllen Dahl, HTC; Sue Fraik, NE MN Office of Job Training;
Carol Stegmeir, NE MN Office of Job Training; Mary Svir, Koochiching County Community Services.

Agenda Topics

DISCUSSION:  Carol called the meeting to order. The minutes from the September 19, 2012 meeting were reviewed and accepted.    

DISCUSSION: Sue reported on the Pacer workshop presented here 10/10/12; there was good attendance by parents. Our CTIC brochures and information on the Literacy for All Workshop Series were distributed.    

DISCUSSION:  Carol confirmed Pacer (Rachael Zevenbergen) will offer a workshop Understanding Challenging Behaviors on April 9, 2013 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. at the AmericInn. They will do flyers and provide refreshments.    

ACTION ITEMS: We will assist with the promotion of the workshop.   

DISCUSSION:  JoEllen, Carol and Sue reported on CTIC’s participation in the Lion’s Club Health Fair 9/27/12. There was a good selection of vendors. Parents and grandparents took information on CTIC and career information. All three thought it was worthwhile to participate and share information.    

DISCUSSION:  The CTIC brochures were reviewed. No changes suggested at this time.    

DISCUSSION:  Discussion on yearly CTIC summary reports to the state was tabled. Sue Palm has been checking on this.

DISCUSSION: JoEllen attempted contact with Nate Moseman regarding technology training for us on iPads and choosing applications.

ACTION ITEMS:  JoEllen will continue to check with Nate. We should check Pacer for online training opportunities.

DISCUSSION: Flyer provided on Literacy for ALL Workshop Series, Pacer workshops which are free workshops via Live Stream. Register online at www.pacer.org/workshops .

DISCUSSION:  Items for next meeting 1. Technology training  2. Resources onto our website.

Next Meeting: November 14, 2012 at 3:30 p.m.
NOTE:  THIS MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED, NO URGENT AGENDA ITEMS.
Next Meeting:  December 12, 2012 at 3:30 p.m.








CTIC MINUTES    

WHEN:                   September 19, 2012 3:30 p.m.
WHERE:          Falls High School, Library Conference Room
CHAIR:                  Julie Bartkowski
NOTETAKER:              Sue Fraik

ATTENDEES:      Julie Bartkowski, parent ; JoEllen Dahl, HTC; Sue Fraik, NE MN Office of Job Training; Sue Palm, ISD 361; Carol Stegmeir, NE MN Office of Job Training; Jennifer Stevens, Parent and Koochiching County Community Services; Mary Svir, Koochiching County Community Services; Heidi Thompson, Falls High School.

Agenda Topics
DISCUSSION:  Heidi Thompson was introduced as a special education teacher at FHS and welcomed.  

DISCUSSION: The minutes from the August 15, 2012 meeting were reviewed and accepted. Julie talked to Tim Everson regarding a CTIC budget; if we have needs, she should let Tim know and he will submit.

ACTION: JoEllen is following up on a technology workshop for us.  

DISCUSSION: Pacer is doing a workshop in Int’l Falls on 10/10/12 at the AmericInn from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on IDEA: Understanding the Individualized Education Program (IEP).    

ACTION ITEMS: Promote the workshop to parents and professionals. Carol will contact Indus School. Heidi will mail to parents and contact the other SpEd teachers at FHS. Sue F. will contact Littlefork School, put in the paper, and have it emailed to the Social Services Providers network. We should register at www.Pacer.org/workshops. Julie will check with the AmericInn regarding their food policy.
   
DISCUSSION: Carol continues to be in contact with Pacer regarding a spring workshop on Understanding Challenging Behaviors. Possible dates were 4/9/2013, 4/11, 4/16, 4/18.   

ACTION ITEMS:  Carol will relate that our first choice is 4/9 and our second choice is 4/11.

DISCUSSION: We will set up a table at the Lion’s Club Health Fair 9/27 at the AmericInn. The Fair is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. We will have information and a laptop to refer to the CTIC link on the school website.    

ACTION ITEMS: Sue F. will contact Caryn Noland to sign us up for the Fair. Carol and Sue F. will cover the hours from 10 to 3; JoEllen will cover hours from 3 to 5.    

DISCUSSION: Developing a CTIC brochure and /or information sheet was discussed along with listing contacts. Examples from other CTIC’s were reviewed.

ACTION ITEM: All those present agreed to be contacts. Everyone will email their information to Sue F.; she will add to the brochure and ask Laurie Youso to list on the website. Sue F. will work on a brochure that can be used at the Lion’s Health Fair. Julie and others will look for a logo we might use.

DISCUSSION: Bemidji Transition Expo is 10/9. Due to conflicts in schedules, we may have no attendees.

DISCUSSION:  Reviewed the CTIC membership and responsibilities as listed by the Minnesota Department of Education. We agreed we have a good representation on our committee.

ACTION ITEMS: Julie Bartkowski was elected as our chair. Motion by Carol; second by JoEllen. All approved. Sue P. will check with the school district on who is responsible for the yearly summary.  

DISCUSSION: The remaining meetings for the 2012-13 school year were set on Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. as the following: 10/17/12, 11/14/12, 12/12/12, 1/9/13, 2/13/13, 3/13/13, 4/3/13, 5/8/13.

Next Meeting: October 17, 2012 3:30 p.m. Falls High School library conference room.






CTIC MINUTES    

WHEN:                   August 15, 2012 3:30 p.m.
WHERE:          Dairy Queen
CHAIR:                  Julie Bartkowski
NOTETAKER:              Sue Fraik

ATTENDEES:      Julie Bartkowski, parent ; JoEllen Dahl, HTC; Sue Fraik, NE MN Office of Job Training; Nancy Lee, Koochiching County Public Health; Roxanne Skogstad-Ditsch, Rox’s Disability Services; Carol Stegmeir, NE MN Office of Job Training; Jennifer Stevens, Parent and Koochiching County Community Services; Mary Svir, Koochiching County Community Services.

Agenda Topics
DISCUSSION: The meeting was called to order by Julie. The minutes from the May 9, 2012 meeting were reviewed.   

ACTION ITEMS:  Julie will check with Tim Everson if there are any CTIC funds available.    

DISCUSSION:  Topics for a Pacer workshop were discussed including technology, iPads and applications, and dealing with challenging behaviors.     

ACTION ITEMS: JoEllen will contact a local person (Nate M.) to do a presentation on iPads and applications at one of our meetings. Carol will stay in contact with Pacer on workshops available to us.  

DISCUSSION:  The Lion’s Club Health Fair will be 9/27/12 from 10-5 at the AmericInn. Caryn Noland is the contact. We could have handouts available and a computer set up with the school website / CTIC link.    

ACTION ITEMS: Nancy will get the contact information to Sue. Sue will contact Caryn regarding the appropriateness of our attendance and email the group.   

DISCUSSION: The Bemidji Transition Expo is October 9th from 6-8 p.m. at the Bemidji High School.   

ACTION ITEMS: Carol, Sue and/or Julie may possibly attend depending on their schedules.  

DISCUSSION: The Resource Directory of youth resources was discussed. Kelly had provided the library information. Mary had printed off the resources listed on the Koochiching Aging Options website as a good example to follow. It was decided to list Koochiching County Community Services as the resource for those needing group residential housing rather than listing individual group homes.

ACTION ITEMS:  Committee will continue to work on the resource directory to be posted on CTIC site.  

DISCUSSION:  Discussed inviting the new special education teacher, Heidi Thompson, to our meetings.

ACTION ITEMS: Julie will talk to Tim Everson regarding Heidi’s involvement on CTIC.

DISCUSSION:  There was discussion on reviewing the purpose of CTIC. A general brochure would be helpful. Doing intake and referrals at IEP meetings was discussed. The idea of survey questions for graduating students was put on hold.

ACTION ITEMS: Check out the Minnesota Department of Education website on Interagency and Community Relations Standards at:  

Next Meeting: September 19, 2012 3:30 p.m. Falls High School library conference room.


Mission:  The International Falls Community Transition Interagency Committee (CTIC) will provide access to timely, high quality transition information, training and resources for youth and young adults with disabilities, their families, teachers, professionals, and other community members



CTIC MINUTES    

WHEN:                   May 9, 2012 3:30 p.m.
WHERE:          Dairy Queen
CHAIR:                  Julie Bartkowski
NOTETAKER:              Kelly Langton-Antin

ATTENDEES:      Julie Bartkowski, parent; JoEllen Dahl, HTC; Kelly Langton-Antin, parent;
Roxanne Skogstad-Ditsch, Rox’s Disability Services; Mary Svir, Koochiching County Community Services.


Agenda Topics

DISCUSSION:  The meeting was called to order by Julie. The minutes from the April 11, 2012 meeting were reviewed.    

DISCUSSION: The ISD 361 website with CTIC information was discussed.   

DISCUSSION:  There was a report from Carol regarding the Pacer workshop this fall. Due to the expense involved, it was decided that we needed to pinpoint more specific needs of the people using IPADs. Perhaps start with an informational presentation to get a feel for the needs of the community. One suggestion was to have individuals with disabilities in the community talk about their technical devices and how they use them.    

ACTION ITEMS:  Review the Pacer workshops for other options. Mary will call the Center for Independent Living.  

DISCUSSION: The Lion’s Club Health Fair is September 27th at the AmericInn. There was discussion on having a laptop with our web page displayed.  

ACTION ITEMS:  We will attempt to have a table with information at the fair.  

DISCUSSION:     Discussed doing a survey to find out what students who are receiving special education plan to do after they graduate. At the fall meeting develop 3 or 4 questions that could be asked at an IEP meeting starting with the 2012-13 school year.

DISCUSSION:  The Bemidji Transition Expo is scheduled for Tuesday, October 9th from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bemidji High School.

ACTION ITEMS:  Members will try to attend.

DISCUSSION:  There were some updates for the Resource Directory.

ACTION ITEMS: The committee will try to have a draft available for the August meeting.


Next Meeting: August 15, 2012 at 3:30 p.m. at the Dairy Queen.






CTIC MINUTES    

WHEN:                   April 11, 2012 3:30 p.m.
WHERE:          Falls High School, Library Conference Room
CHAIR:                  Julie Bartkowski
NOTETAKER:              Sue Fraik

ATTENDEES:      Julie Bartkowski, parent ; JoEllen Dahl, HTC; Sue Fraik, NE MN Office of Job Training; Wendy Mayer, Falls High School; Carol Stegmeir, NE MN Office of Job Training; Mary Svir, Koochiching County Community Services.

Agenda Topics

DISCUSSION:  Julie called the meeting to order. The minutes from the March 14, 2012 meeting were reviewed.      

DISCUSSION:  Progress on the youth resource directory was reported. Mary, Sue and Kelly have met two times since our last CTIC meeting. They have a form to collect data, have developed categories, and divided out the Koochiching County Resource Directory from 2003 to update the information. The goal is to have it completed in Word format by fall 2012 so it will be available both on the school website and printed form.     

ACTION ITEMS: Mary, Sue and Kelly will continue to update information. In addition, Wendy will get information on the school districts and special education coops; Julie will get RRCC information; JoEllen will get the ODC/HTC information.   
DISCUSSION: The ISD No. 361 website now has our CTIC link on the main page. Laurie Youso has access to posting our information and is keeping it up to date. Wendy brought up the website to show us; it was suggested that words such as “Special Education information” be added after the CTIC so it reads: “CTIC: Community Transition Interagency Committee and Special Education information.”
ACTION ITEMS:  Check out the website at http://www.isd361.k12.mn.us/ . Wendy will ask to get the additional wording on the main page.  

DISCUSSION:  Pacer workshop ideas for next fall were discussed. The group agreed that a workshop on i Pads and appropriate applications for i Pads, or other technology areas, would be our first choice. It could be one workshop, or a series of workshops. Identifying and using applications on life skills and other areas appropriate for junior high and older students would be helpful to parents and teachers. Presenters could be a combination of someone from Pacer, a local person, a student who uses technology, someone from Vocational Rehab, United Cerebral Palsy, or Gillette Children’s Healthcare.   

ACTION ITEMS: Members agreed to check out possibilities for further discussion.  Carol will check with Pacer and VocRehab. JoEllen will get more information on Gillette since they are in the community on a regular basis.

DISCUSSION:  Members expressed interest in attending the Bemidji Transition EXPO next fall, and offering a similar event in our area. Also we would set up a table at the local Lion’s Club Health Fair next fall.      

ACTION ITEMS:  Sue will find out the dates and get more information on both events.    

DISCUSSION:  Discussed developing a CTIC brochure.  

DISCUSSION:  Items for next meeting:  Pacer Workshop; Set August meeting date; Bemidji Transition EXPO date and information; CTIC table at Health Fair. We moved our final meeting of the school year to the Dairy Queen.  

Next Meeting: May 9, 2012, 3:30 p.m. at the Dairy Queen.

Mission:  The International Falls Community Transition Interagency Committee (CTIC)  will provide access to timely, high quality transition information, training and resources for youth and young adults with disabilities, their families, teachers, professionals, and other community members.









CTIC MINUTES    

WHEN:                   March 14, 2012 3:30 p.m.
WHERE:          Falls High School, Library Conference Room
CHAIR:                  Julie Bartkowski
NOTETAKER:              Sue Fraik

ATTENDEES:      Julie Bartkowski, parent ; JoEllen Dahl, HTC; Sue Fraik, NE MN Office of Job Training; Kelly Langton-Antin, parent; Wendy Mayer, Falls High School; Roxanne Skogstad-Ditsch, Rox’s Disability Services; Carol Stegmeir, NE MN Office of Job Training; Mary Svir, Koochiching County Community Services.

Agenda Topics

DISCUSSION:  Meeting was called to order. Welcome was extended to Roxanne and welcome back to JoEllen. Minutes from the February 8, 2012 meeting were reviewed.

ACTION ITEMS:  Mary listened to the webinar today on health care transition and said it was excellent: she will forward the slides to us.

DISCUSSION:  We reviewed the presentation on guardianships, etc from last evening that was offered by Attorneys Molly French and Kimberly Literovich. The presentation was very informative; there were 6 parents and 6 social service providers in attendance.

ACTION ITEMS:  Julie will send a thank you. The suggestion was made to have a sign in sheet next time.

DISCUSSION:  The Resource Directory was discussed. Julie contacted Amy Mortenson at Kootasca; there is not an electronic format of the 2003 directory. Jessica Kokesh at Friends Against Abuse has been working on an electronic version focusing on social services. They are including resources from the Rainy River district, Fort Frances, Bois Forte, and Lake of the Woods. The purpose is for their internal use. She did email the information to Julie who provided it to us. We discussed developing a directory focusing on youth services that could be put on the school website. We should be sure to include housing and recreation. A subcommittee to start working on the directory was formed:  Mary, Kelly and Sue F. Wendy is also available to work on it.  

ACTION ITEMS:  Email your agency updates to Sue. The subcommittee will meet before the next meeting at least once.

DISCUSSION:  We discussed making our CTIC information more visible on the school website. Laurie Youso is currently posting the information on her website. Suggestions were to have a “Special Education” link on the main page, with a link to “Planning for after high school.”

ACTION ITEMS:  Wendy will talk to David Skwarok. We should check other school websites for links.

DISCUSSION:  Wendy said the Northland Special Ed Coop is exploring the addition of an 18 to 21 year old program. She plans to visit other programs for ideas. Discussion followed on program ideas.

DISCUSSION:  Mary shared the article on Brenda Bertilson which was in Pacesetter, Winter 2012. Ideas for the Pacesetter workshop next fall were discussed, including a workshop on Apps for iPod Touch/iPads.

ACTION ITEMS:  Bring your workshop topics to the next meeting.

DISCUSSION:  Items for next meeting:  Resource Directory; School website; Pacer workshop ideas.

Next Meeting: April 11, 2012 3:30 p.m.







CTIC MINUTES    

WHEN:                   February 8, 2012  3:30 p.m.
WHERE:          Falls High School, Library Conference Room
CHAIR:                  Julie Bartkowski
NOTETAKER:              Kelly Langton-Antin / Submitted by Sue Fraik

ATTENDEES:      Julie Bartkowski, parent; Kelly Langton-Antin, parent; Wendy Mayer, Falls High School;
Sue Palm, ISD 361; Carol Stegmeir, NE MN Office of Job Training; Mary Svir, Koochiching County Community Services.

Agenda Topics

DISCUSSION:  Minutes from the January 11, 2012 meeting were reviewed.

DISCUSSION:  Current CTIC email list was reviewed. There are two names to add:  Jenn Windels and Amy Amundsen. Brenda Crowe was added to the list.

ACTION ITEMS:  Mary will check with representatives from homes in our area about being on the email list and/or attending meetings.

DISCUSSION:  Updating  the Koochiching County Resource Directory was discussed. The decision is whether to redo the entire directory or assemble a CTIC Resource Directory. This will be discussed at next month’s meeting. If the entire directory was redone, possible funding sources for printing were discussed including Boise for paper, applying for a Knutson grant for print costs, or the Chamber of Commerce.

ACTION ITEMS:  Julie will contact Kootasca if the previous directory was saved on disk. We should all preview the directory before next meeting. Bring directories (Jen had scanned and emailed) to the March meeting.

DISCUSSION:  Wendy reports that CTIC is on the school website on Laurie Youso’s website. Laurie is the only one who can add information to her page. Discussed making the information easier to find. One possibility is under Student Services which is on the home page.

ACTION ITEMS:  Everyone should check the school website at www.isd361.k12.mn.us

DISCUSSION:  A date and time has been selected for the workshop on guardianships, etc. by Molly French and Kimberly Literovich: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The flyer was reviewed; Wendy agreed to be a contact. Computer access will be available for the presentation if needed.

ACTION ITEMS:  Sue will email out the flyer. Wendy will mail to FHS special education students and parents. Sue and Carol will get the information to the other schools. Wendy will put on the school website and in the announcements. We should post flyers in the community. Kelly will have the information at the library. We will get the information to the radio and The Journal (Sue and Carol.) We will serve coffee, bars (cookies) and water. Julie will arrange for coffee. Kelly and Carol are bringing water. Wendy will contact the school about making cookies.  

DISCUSSION:  Jean Larson had emailed. She offered the following website for health care transition: http://www.gottransition.org/about-us-news/23 and updated us on her current projects.

DISCUSSION:  Items for the next meeting include a review of the workshop, the resource directory, CTIC information on school website.

Next Meeting: March 14, 2012 3:30 p.m. Bring your resource directory.


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