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Jessica Ellott

Transition Associate
Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability

Overview

Jessica Ellott is a Transition Associate at the Cornell University Yang Tan Institute on Employment and Disability where she develops curriculum and provides professional development for Transition Specialists and Family and Community Engagement Centers across New York State (NYS) through the Office of Special Education Technical Assistance Partnership. Jessica’s experience includes time spent as a transition specialist, school counselor, and employment specialist. Jessica also served as the NYC Regional Director, leading a team of case managers and employment specialists, for the NYS Promoting the Readiness of Minors in Supplemental Security Income (PROMISE) project. Jessica has a strong passion for ensuring students with disabilities transition into adulthood as integrated members of the community and believes to do so, transition planning must begin at an early age and incorporate all aspects of students’ home and school life.

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Jessica Ellott, Amber McConnell. . Navigating Remote and Virtual Work-Based Learning Experiences for Students with Disabilities , .
  • Elizabeth Juaniza-Saso, Jessica Ellott, Amber McConnell. . The Road to Employment First: Implementing a Research-Based Seamless Transition Model for Students with Significant Disabilities , .

Professional Activities

  • Connecting the Dots: Elementary Career Awareness and Work-Based Learning. Presented to DCDT. Little Rock, AR. 2022.
  • A Collaborative Approach to Building Culturally Responsive Transition Practices. Presented to CEC DCDT. Little Rock, AK. 2022.
  • Connecting the Dots: Elementary Career Awareness and Work-Based Learning. 2022.
  • Culturally Responsive Transition Planning. 2022.
  • A Work-Based Learning (WBL) Conversation with NYSED's Career and Technical Education (CTE) Team. Presented to Office of Special Education Educational Partnership. 2022.
  • Navigating Remote and Virtual Work-Based Learning Experiences. Presented to Division on Career Development and Transition. 2022.
  • Connecting Specialists Across the State to Build Capacity and Expertise. Presented to Office of Special Education Educational Partnership. 2022.
  • Family Guide to Transition Services - Preparing Students with Disabilities for Life After High School. Presented to Office of Special Education Educational Partnership. 2022.
  • TAP for Transition Webinar: Family Guide to Transition - Preparing Students with Disabilities for Life After High School, Train the Trainer. Presented to Office of Special Education Educational Partnership. 2022.
  • From Compliance to Best Practice- Using the Predictor Implementation Self-Assessment (PISA) to Write SMART Goals. Presented to Office of Special Education Educational Partnership. 2022.
  • Culturally Responsive Family Engagement and Transition - An Example from Your Peers. Presented to Office of Special Education Educational Partnership. 2022.
  • Navigating Virtual Work-Based Learning Experiences. Presented to Council for Exceptional Children. 2022.
  • Navigating Virtual Work-Based Learning Experiences. Presented to Office of Special Education Educational Partnership. 2022.
  • Virtual Work-Based Learning Teacher Slam. Presented to Council for Exceptional Children. Virtual . 2022.
  • A Walkthrough of Work-Based Learning Part 2. Presented to Office of Special Education Educational Partnership. 2022.
  • Transition Services for Students with Disabilities: A Conversation with VR. Presented to Office of Special Education Educational Partnership. 2021.
  • A Walkthrough of Work-Based Learning (WBL) Part 1: Train the Trainer. Presented to Office of Special Education Educational Partnership. 2021.
  • A Walkthrough of the TAP for Transition Competencies and the Alignment of Professional Development Packages. Presented to Office of Special Education Educational Partnership. 2021.
  • Transition Specialist Check-iIn - How Do We Plan For Next Year?. Presented to Office of Special Education Educational Partnership. 2021.
  • Navigating Virtual Work-Based Learning Experiences. Presented to National Center for Disability Education and Training. 2021.
  • Navigating Virtual Work-Based Learning Experiences. Presented to National Center for Disability Education and Training . Virtual . 2021.
  • Overview of Understanding your Child's IEP Process for Parents. Presented to Office of Special Education Educational Partnership. 2021.
  • COVID-19 Responsive Materials Series: Supporting Educational Organizations in the Midst of COVID-19: Creating an Action Plan for the Fall (Module 2/3). Presented to Office of Special Education Educational Partnership. 2020.
  • Facilitating a Trauma-Informed Care Virtual School Culture During COVID-19. Presented to NYS Office of Special Education Partnership. webinar. 2020.
  • COVID-19 Responsive Materials Series Creating a Trauma-Informed Virtual School Culture Throughout COVID-19 and the Aftermath. Presented to Office of Special Education Educational Partnership. 2020.
  • COVID-19 Responsive Materials Series Responding to COVID-19 Through a Trauma-Informed Lens: Modeling Healthy Practices at All Levels - Part Two. Presented to Office of Special Education Educational Partnership. 2020.
  • COVID-19 Responsive Materials Series Responding to COVID-19 Through a Trauma-Informed Lens: Modeling Healthy Practices at All Levels - Part 1. Presented to Office of Special Education Educational Partnership. 2020.
  • TAP for Transition Hangout: Q&A on Self-Determined Learning Model of Instruction in the General Education Classroom. Presented to Office of Special Education Educational Partnership. 2020.
  • Data and Transition - How They Intersect . Presented to Office of Special Education Educational Partnership. 2020.
  • Transition and Academics - How They Intersect. Presented to Office of Special Education Educational Partnership. 2020.

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