Center for Change in Transition Services

Center for Change in Transition Services

TLC Pilots

Posted by CCTS on October 18, 2016 at 2:10 PM PDT

We're kicking off Transition Learning Community (TLC) workshops in 17 pilot sites across the state of Washington. These pilot sites represent 34 school districts--some working as single districts and others working together as district collaboratives--ranging in size and location from all 9 Educational Service Districts.

With support from the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, CCTS will provide these districts with support to develop pre-employment transition services, aligned to and grounded in transition research. The ultimate goal of the pilot work is to increase positive post-school outcomes for students with disabilities.

Check out the list of 2016-2018 Pilot Districts by ESD, and stay tuned for updates on their progress! 

New: Informational Material Request Form

Posted by CCTS on October 13, 2016 at 5:10 PM PDT

Hard copies of the CCTS Transition Services Flowchart, Post-School Survey Postcard, and Student and Family Informational Brochure are available free of charge to school districts and ESDs within Washington State. To request copies of these informational materials, please visit our Resources page and complete the new digital form.

New: Online Training Request Form

Posted by CCTS on September 23, 2016 at 2:09 PM PDT

Schools, districts, and agencies can now request custom CCTS trainings from our website. If you are interested in requesting a training, visit our Training page and complete all the fields on the new digital form. We will review and respond to all requests.

Join the CCTS team as a Transition Specialist!

Posted by CCTS on August 15, 2016 at 10:08 AM PDT

Want to join our team?

The Center for Change in Transition Services seeks highly skilled independent contractors to serve as Transition Specialists in school districts throughout Washington State. Transition Specialists provide professional development for special educators and administrators through coaching, technical assistance, and support to Transition Learning Communities, and assist in the development of Interagency Transition Networks.

Transition Specialists must be self-motivated, willing to travel, and work remotely to support multiple site within a Washington State ESD. Hours are flexible but must align with local school hours.  Compensation ranges from $65-$75 per hour in addition to travel allowance.  Please click below for the position description:

 Transition Specialist Scope of Work and Position Description 

Email resume and cover letter to Deadline September 1, 2016.

Best wishes to Dr. Bube x

Posted by CCTS on July 7, 2016 at 10:07 AM PDT

It is with mixed emotions that we share the news that Dr. Sue Ann Bube has accepted a position as assistant principal at Renton Academy in Renton School District. Her last day is July 8. Sue Ann has been instrumental in moving the work of the Center for Change in Transition forward and is a leader across the state in secondary special education and transition services. We will miss her greatly! We also extend a big congratulations to her as she moves to Renton Academy and takes on a leadership role at the building level. We know she will continue her work with excellence! Below is message from Sue Anne:

Dr. Sue Ann BubeDear CCTS partners, ESDs, districts, and agencies,

It has been a pleasure and honor to be the director of the Center for Change in Transition Services for the past 4 years. I have enjoyed the work and remain passionate that all students with disabilities have the opportunity for positive post-school outcomes. To that end, effective this Friday, July 8th, I am stepping down as the CCTS director and have accepted a job as the Assistant Principal of Renton Academy, a place that puts research into practice for some of our most challenging students.

I have enjoyed the work of the Center immensely and will miss working with each of you in this capacity. Dr. Cinda Johnson, the principal investigator and founder of CCTS, taught me that transitions are a necessary part of growth and development. Although I will miss the Center, my heart and passion are with the students, parents, and teachers as they struggle to balance curriculum, instruction, post-school goals and transition services, within the individualized education program. I am looking forward to applying everything that I have learned from our collaborative work to improve post-school outcomes for students with disabilities.

I know that I leave CCTS in very capable hands and I trust that each of you will come to rely on the whole CCTS team as a system of support.

Thanks again for letting me be part of this work,
Dr. Sue Ann Bube

Post-School Survey is live!

Posted by CCTS on June 1, 2016 at 1:06 PM PDT

The 2016 Post-School Survey is now available!

School districts in the state of Washington have until November 1 to log in to the TSF Data Collection System and conduct phone interviews with their 2014-2015 leavers.

Visit the Post-School Survey and Outcomes page to link to FAQs, training videos, tips for increasing response rates, and more. 

Don't hestitate to call or email us if you have questions, and thank you for all of your hard work and efforts to improve post-school outcomes for students with disabilities!

Webinar: Person Centered Planning

Posted by CCTS on May 18, 2016 at 10:05 AM PDT

Open Doors for Multicultural Families Logo Special thanks to Open Doors for Multicultural Families for collaborating with us on the 2016 Cultural Competency webinar series!

In today's final webinar, learn more about ‘Person Centered Planning’ as a transition planning tool for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse students. We will look at PCP through cultural lens and explore ways for professionals to be culturally responsive when supporting CLD families.

CLICK HERE to view the recording!

Today's Webinar Postponed!

Posted by CCTS on May 11, 2016 at 9:05 AM PDT

Update! Due to a scheduling conflict, today's webinar on Customized Employment is postponed. Please stay tuned for the new date, TBD.

Next week's Cultural Competency webinar is on schedule! Please add Culturally Responsive Person Centered Planning to your calendar. The link will go live at 2:45 PM PST Wednesday, May 18. The webinar will begin promptly at 3:15. See you then!

WISE Technology Conference

Posted by Sue Bube on February 19, 2016 at 2:02 PM PST

Dr. Cinda Johnson presented on Putting Technology in the Transition Plan at the 2016 Statewide AT/IT conference. Many students benefit from and enjoy technology, but haven't had this in their IEP or transition plan. If you missed the session or would like a copy of her presentation, you can download it here: Putting Technology in the Transition Plan.

New Webinar Series: Cultural Competency

Posted by Sue Bube on October 11, 2015 at 8:10 AM PDT

The Center for Change in Transition Services is excited to be partnering with Open Doors for Multicultural Families to offer a new 5-part webinar series on Cultural Competency: Working more Effectively with Diverse Youth & Families in Transition. To participate in this FREE webinar series, register below. After registration you will receive an email with the links to join the webinar. If you have questions, contact CCTS at 206-296-6494.


Want clock hours? This year CCTS will be working with the state needs project, eLearning for Educators, to provide clock hours. Simply register with eLearning for Educators, watch the live or recorded webinars, and complete the short assignments. Questions on clock hours? Email or call 360-867-6070.

Want to stay in the know?

Use the following newsletters and links to get the latest information:

  • CCTS Newsletter: Sign up for our newsletter to receive monthly updates.

  • Workforce: The Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board provides updates on workforce development in Washington.

  • WISE: The Washington Initiative for Supported Employment promotes equitable employment for people with developmental disabilities through innovation, training, and technical assistance.

  • OSPI Special Education Updates: These updates are created by the OSPI Special Education staff and sent out electronically each month to all school district special education staff alerting them that the lasted news has been posted to the OSPI website.