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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Announcing NESCA's 2013 Transition Tuesday Workshop Series

To Register, Please Call 617-658-9800

Once again this year, NESCA will host a series of special evening seminars on Transition: the long-term process, beginning with assessment, in which students with special needs and their families should actively engage in preparation for life beyond high school.

All will take place in the lower lobby of our building at 55 Chapel Street in Newton, from 7:00 – 9:00pm. There is ample free, off-street parking in the lot opposite the main entrance, marked with a blue, Chapel Bridge Park banner.

The cost is $15 per individual session or $60 for the full series of five. Seating is limited. To register, please call Amanda Renzi at 617-658-9800 or email nesca@nesca-newton.com.

February 26, 2013

But She’s Only 12! The Importance of Starting Early

Led by Transition Specialist Kelley Challen-Wittmer, Ed.M., C.A.G.S., who will join NESCA full-time early in July, we will discuss how and why families of children with special needs should start thinking about post-secondary transition before the age of 14, when MA schools are mandated to provide assessment, planning and services.

After her opening remarks, we will divide into small discussion groups, each facilitated by an educational advocate and NESCA clinician, before reconvening for Q & A.

March 5, 2013

Using the TPF to Your Child’s Best Advantage

Veteran Educational Advocate Marilyn Weber, a pioneer in transition consultation and planning, will explain the Massachusetts TPF (Transition Planning Form), step-by-step. We will then divide into small discussion groups, each facilitated by an educational advocate familiar with the planning process, and a NESCA neuropsychologist.

April 2, 2013

Transition Assessment – A Comprehensive Approach

NESCA's Dr. Jason McCormick and Dr. Kate DellaPorta, who perform both in-house testing and community-based evaluations, present The Blueprint for Transition Assessment, our modular approach to transition assessment. Where are your kids now, where do they want to go and what’s necessary to help them get there, successfully?

April 9, 2013

Special Education Law as it Applies to Transition

Super Lawyer Magazine’s “Rising Star” Michelle Moor, Esq. formerly of Kotin, Crabtree & Strong and now practicing special education law privately, discusses state and federal laws relating to transition, after which we will again break out into small discussion groups. Q & A follows. Moor’s presentation last year was a highlight of the series.

April 30, 2013

Schools and Agencies with Strong Transition Programs

A panel discussion with representatives from at least six schools and agencies (TBD) with strong transition programs. Learn about the population each serves, their programs, facilities and admissions criteria. NESCA Founder/Director Ann Helmus, Ph.D. moderates.

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