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  • The Knox County Schools Transition School to Work Grant (TSW) Team is hosting Fall Transition Tuesdays- information sessions for students with disabilities and their families. The sessions are on the 3rd Tuesday in September, October, and November from 6pm-7pm. Each session will feature a different topic and guest speaker(s). These sessions are geared toward students and parents/guardians. You must register for each session. Please click the link below the session to register or call TSW at 865-594-1490. If there is not a link below the session, registration is not yet open for that event.


    Fall Transition Tuesday schedule:


     leafTuesday, September 21, 2021 @ 6pm-7pm

    Disability Services at College

    Presenters: Sarah McMurray, Pellissippi State Community College;

    Yolanda Williams, TN College of Applied Technology (TCAT);

    Tracey Watson, Roane State Community College



     leafTuesday, October 19, 2021 @ 6pm-7pm

    Benefits to Work and Financial Planning

    Presenters: Travis Cullum, Senior Vice President with Southwestern Investment Group;

    Kay Watson, Benefits Analyst with Benefits to Work

    The KCS Transition School to Work Grant will host a virtual event discussing financial planning for adults with disabilities. Travis Cullum, Senior Vice President with Southwestern Investment Group, will explore the aspects of the 529 ABLE Savings plan--an exciting opportunity to help individuals with disabilities put aside money for qualified expenses. He will also briefly look into how this complements a Special Needs Trust and specific provisions that should be followed. Kay Watson , Benefits Analyst, Benefits to Work, will discuss the benefits to work sharing how work impacts benefits like Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), TennCare and Medicare.



    leafTuesday, November 16, 2021 @ 6pm-7pm

    Who Can Help My Transitioning Student Get a Job

    Presenters: Mark Rottero - Vocational Rehabilitation

    Kristen Calloway - ECF CHOICES Advocate, BlueCare

    Representatives from Tennessee Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment and Community First (ECF) Choices will discuss their respective job training and integrated employment programs for young adults with disabilities. Learn more about their application process and eligibility requirements.