The Transition Network Facilitator works with school districts and regional agency partners to build strong collaborative connections. The TNF provides technical assistance for policies, procedures and transition services supporting the Governor’s Executive Order and the increase in competitive integrated employment in Eastern Oregon. Examples of regional partners includes schools, parent support and advocacy groups, YTP, Employment First Teams, VR, CDDP, Brokerage, Mental Health and Independent job developers and trainers. The TNF provides technical assistance for teachers and schools around curriculum recommendations and other resources for best practices in integrating work skills and transition services into their programs.Transition Services through IMESD also support a Pre ETS (Pre Employment Transition Services) support staff that can provide services as direct support to students with a submitted Pre ETS Consent & Release Form (linked below).

 ODE Transition Technical Assistance Network (external link)

Pre ETS Consent & Release Form (external link) Spanish Version (external link)

Oregon Youth Transition Program

Expect Me to Succeed: Success Story (external link video)


Lon Thornburg
Transition Network Facilitator Region 8

TNF/Pre ETS Support: Donna Lowry;

Lindsay Mitchell
Administrative Assistant

Personnel Data:
1.0 FTE (TNF) 1.0 FTE (TNF/Pre ETS Support)

Funding Source: State Contract