sisters-award-winnersThe Transition Network is proud to announce that our partners from the Sisters School District transition team recently received the Exceptional Program award at the Oregon Statewide Transition Conference. More than 600 educators, students, families and school staff from throughout the state gathered for the two-day conference to learn, network, and share innovative approaches regarding transition practices in Oregon. Karen Gaffney, a self-advocate and founder of the Karen Gaffney Foundation, was the first day’s keynote speaker.

The conference, sponsored by the Oregon Association of Vocational Support Needs Personnel (OAVSNP); the Oregon Department of Education (ODE); the Oregon Youth Transition Program (YTP); and Vocational Rehabilitation (VR), was held Feb. 16 and 17 in downtown Portland.