TransCen, Inc. offers personalized training and technical assistance services covering a wide array of topics. We work with our customers to determine expectations to develop innovative training and technical assistance based on your needs. Our training and technical assistance designed to develop and enhance skills, improve processes and performance, and build capacity – all with the focus on integrated employment for youth and adults with disabilities.
Since 1986, we have been on the forefront of systems change and capacity-building efforts – working with school districts, human service organizations, government agencies, advocacy groups, businesses, families and students with disabilities. Our staff development and technical assistance services are dynamic, affordable, tailored to your needs, provide out-of-the-box solutions and designed to GET RESULTS!
Our areas of expertise cover the spectrum of Transition from School to Adult Life and Integrated Employment, and include topics such as:
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- The Mid-Atlantic ADA Center provides information, guidance and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), tailored to meet the needs of businesses, government entities, organizations, and individuals in the Mid-Atlantic Region (DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, and WV).
- Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
- Education and Vocational Rehabilitation collaboration
- Mandated Pre-Employment Transition Services (PETS)
- Guidance and targeted support on how to incorporate PETS skills into everyday practice to promote 21st century learners ready for the workforce.
- Building Meaningful Lives
- A comprehensive person-centered community-based approach to employment, community participation, and full-life model of integration.
- Employment First
- Guidance on Employment First systems change implementation to promote integrated inclusive community employment opportunities.
- Customized Employment
- Discovery, Positive Personal Profile, Person-Centered Assessment and Planning
- Employer Development and Partnerships
- Natural and on the job support, Systematic Instruction
- Identifying and securing creative employment solutions by matching employer needs with job seeker skills and interests by identifying employment where job tasks are reassigned from an existing job, restructured from one or more existing jobs, or created to match the skills and accommodation needs of the job seeker and the Customized Employment approach MUST help the employer’s operation in some specific way.
- Job development and Job Placement
- Step by step training on how to match employer needs with job seeker skills and interests utilizing proven business support and customer service strategies and person-centered positive personal profile tools and techniques.
- Workplace Accommodations and Supports
- Systematic Instruction
- Proven strategies to identify, secure and access needed workplace supports to promote successful employment.
- Secondary Education Transition Concept to Practice
- Successful transition from school to adult life incorporating self-advocacy, person-centered transition planning, career development, and work-based learning experiences.
- Post-secondary Education and Training
- Guidance on development and implementation of post-secondary inclusive college-based transition programs integrating the local school system, adult service providers, the colleges and universities, and the community promoting education and employment participation.
- Resource Mapping
- Facilitated action planning and support incorporating a system-building method that links community resources with an agreed upon vision, organizational goals, strategies, and/or expected outcomes.
- Strategic Planning and Organizational Change
- Facilitated change process development and guided step-by-step implementation support.
TransCen, Inc. is a member of the Association of Community Rehabilitation Educators (ACRE), a nationally recognized training organization that provides certificates for training in the area of integrated employment. ACRE is comprised of professional educators (e.g., CRP Research and Training Centers, CRP Capacity Building Projects). The purpose of ACRE is advocacy through impacting public policy and providing education and training of community rehabilitation personnel to enhance employment outcomes for person with disabilities. ACRE serves staff of over 8,500 community rehabilitation programs across the nation. To date, ACRE has issued 4,256 ACRE Certificates.