Wisconsin Transition Planning Coalition

The Wisconsin Transition Planning Coalition finds ways for youth with disabilities to get better information about healthcare, education, and employment services. Having this information can make the transition to adulthood easier.

The Coalition meets online for 90 minutes every other month through August 2024. At these meetings, members share updates and ideas. They also plan and provide input on the Project’s transition improvement efforts.

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The group is made up of:

  • Youth and adults with ID/DD, family members, and self-advocacy organizations
  • State partners
  • Education, healthcare, & wellness organizations
  • Non-profit community-based service agencies
  • Employment resources, including local businesses

New members welcome – contact Nicole Brys for more information.

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Upcoming Meetings

Meeting Archive

2023 Meetings

  • January 2023 Coalition Meeting

    Providers and Teens Communicating for Health (PATCH)

  • March 2023 Coalition Meeting

    Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities (WI BPDD) Rights Guides developed as part of the Living Well project.

  • May 2023 Coalition Meeting

    Darla Burton and Asa Cutting presented on Career and Technical Education and Youth Apprenticeship Opportunities.  

  • July 2023 Coalition Meeting

    Katlynn Kaiser from Opportunity Development Center, Inc and Emily Plowman from Opportunity Inc presented on Housing Counseling and Community Supported Living services available through their organizations.

  • September 2023 Coalition Meeting

    For September’s Bright Spot, Jenny Neugart and Nekita Krisko talked about two of Wisconsin’s finest youth leadership programs – the Wisconsin Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) and Youth in Partnership with Parents for Empowerment (YiPPE).  Jenny and …

  • November 2023 Coalition Meeting

    During November’s Coalition meeting, Brittany Hoegh and Alicia Langlois presented information about Special Olympics health programs, focusing on the Healthy Athletes program. Brittany Hoegh is the Senior Director of Health Programs for the Special Olympics …

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2022 Meetings

  • January 2022 Coalition Meeting

     UW‐Madison’s Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Quality Employment (VRTAC‐QE) Project Updates

  • March 2022 Coalition Meeting

    Wisconsin Child Psychiatry Consultation Program (CPCP); Youth Mental Health Resources; Leadership Team Updates; Community Activities

  • May 2022 Coalition Meeting

    Transition Improvement Grant (TIG); TIG Beyond Age 18 Transition Planning guidance; WITPP Leadership Team and community activities; Braiding resources for integrated transition

  • September 2022 Coalition Meeting

      Transition Support for Youth in Foster Care Community & Project Updates

  • November 2022 Coalition Meeting

    Southern Regional Center for Children and Youth with Special Healthcare Needs – Transition Talks Tuesdays University of Wisconsin – Whitewater College Visit for 8th Graders Event Community & Project Updates

2021 Meetings

2020 Meetings

  • October 2020 Coalition Meeting

    Principles of transition; Project overview; Family and youth perspectives  

  • November 2020 Coalition Meeting

    Employment & Transition Initiatives: Pathways to Independence/Medicaid Infrastructure Grant; Project Summer; Let’s Get to Work; Wisconsin Promise; Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities Employment Initiatives; Project Timeline; Asset Inventory; Power Mapping

  • December 2020 Coalition Meeting

    Youth Health Transition Initiative; Asset Inventory; Equity Action Lab; Identifying Potential Communities