This webinar discusses three relationships between Parent Training and Information Centers and their state’s Vocational Rehabilitation. These partnerships have discovered and implemented multiple programs and statewide policies that have improved transition and employment outcomes for youth with disabilities.


  • Discuss the unique and positive relationships between VR and PTIs
  • Identify creative funding opportunities
  • Explore creative ways to improve transition outcomes for youth


Alison Lowenthal is the State Transition Coordinator at the Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR).

Angela Lindig is the Executive Director of the Idaho Parents Unlimited (IPUL).

Carrie Ragsdale is the Program Coordinator for Project STELLAR at MPACT.

IPUL and VR have collaborated through the Idaho Interagency Council on Secondary Transition, developing a transition action plan and a statewide Institute in November 2018. They have also created the Work of Art program, using the arts to engage local businesses in supporting students in developing job skills for employment via paid work.

MPACT shares how it is able to provide hundreds of youth, their families and individuals who support them with valuable resources, education and support through partnerships with our VR via 18 Regional Transition Networks statewide.