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Transition Planning

Instructor: Penny Haser
Phone: 440-746-8213
Penny HaserMs. Haser is a Transition Coordinator at CVCC working with Nordonia Hills and Twinsburg School Districts and has been employed at CVCC since 2000. Her list of accomplishments include:
2013 Northern Ohio Bright Star Award NOACC (Northern Ohio Area Chambers of Commerce)

2012 Nordonia Hills Chamber of Commerce Star Award
2011 Special Educator of the year OACTE SND (Ohio Association of Career and Technical Education Special Needs Division)
1993 Summit County Case Manager of the Year by NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill)            
Ms. Haser is involved with Summit County Transition Group, Tri-County (Summit, Medina, Stark) Transition Group, Regional Transition Committee, OACTE SND (Ohio Association of Career and Technical Education with Special Needs) and The Summit County Employment First Committee. She is currently the Chair of the Northern Summit County Transition Expo Committee. She was a member of the Summit County WIA (Workforce Investment Act) Youth Workforce Council (2001-2010) and served on the State WIA youth Workforce Council (2002-2004) under the Taft Administration.
Ms. Haser was a member of the Nordonia Hills and Twinsburg Chambers of Commerce. She was on the Board of Director's and the Program Chair for the Nordonia Hills Chamber of Commerce from 2014-2016. She was a volunteer coach for The Summit County Women's Special Olympics Basketball Team, coached high school girls varsity softball and basketball, and was the Secretary for the Summit County Softball Hall of Fame for eight years. She was also in the initial group that was inducted into her high school sports hall of fame in 2008 for basketball honors.
Ms. Haser earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from The University of Akron where she played Women's Basketball (full athletic scholarship) and Softball. She earned her Master's of Education in Rehabilitation Counseling from Kent State University. She holds several teaching certificates, endorsements (including T.T.W-Transition To Work), National Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRCC), and Professional Vocational Evaluator (PVE).
Her past work history includes being a Drug and Alcohol Counselor, BVR (Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation) Counselor, AMHA (Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority) PRC Case manager, Mental Health Case Manager/Counselor, and Vocational Evaluator.
Transition planning 
Transition planning is mandated in the Individual with Education Act (IDEA). The transition planning requirements in IDEA, which include development of an individual transition plan, ensures the planning is initiated in middle school and continued through high school. Transition planning and services focus on a coordinated set of student centered activities designed to facilitate the students movement from school to post school activities, including post-secondary education. It is a collaborative effort and a responsibility shared by  the student, parents, school personnel, and post-secondary personnel.

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