Cross-Agency Coordinated Assessment Practices in the Delivery of Service for Transition Age Youth


  • Participants will learn about evidence-based collaborative and coordinated approaches to secondary transition assessment
  • Participants will be able to identify transition assessment definitions and requirements, as authorized by IDEA and the Rehabilitation Act, as amended by WIOA
  • Participants will be able to discuss transition assessment planning practices that emphasize the interpretation and utilization of data.  


Michael Stoehr is a Knowledge Development and Technical Assistance Specialist with the National Technical Assistance Center on Transition (NTACT). Michael assists states in collaborative inter-agency engagement to ensure the successful implementation of secondary transition legislation and effective practices. Michael holds a Masters in Secondary Special Education and Transition from The University of Kansas. Prior to working at NTACT, Michael worked for the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education, through the PATTAN system as the statewide lead educational consultant for Secondary Transition. He has worked in the special education field for the past 33 years and has extensive experience in the areas of secondary transition, assessment, job analysis, and job coaching. Michael has presented extensively throughout Pennsylvania and nationally on a variety of topics including: transition communities of practice, effective transition planning, inter-agency collaboration, and youth engagement and self-advocacy