February 24, 2015
We are very pleased to announce a workshop for parents and professionals on an essential element of successful transition planning too seldom addressed, particularly by the public schools: the need for community-based assessment of, and coaching in the practical life skills needed to thrive in and beyond post-secondary education. This program will be appropriate for parents of students aged 12 and older.
Topics to be covered in this workshop will include:
- Transition planning and service guidelines identified by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (MA DESE);
- Why learning to navigate one’s own community is essential to independence in adult life;
- Effective strategies for transitioning from classroom education to community experiences;
- What community experiences supporting transitions to college, employment, recreation, leisure, independence and a range of post-secondary outcomes look like;
- How to implement the “I” in individualized educational program in the community.
Lower Lobby Meeting Space
55 Chapel Street, Newton, MA 02458
Cost: $20/person payable by credit card over the phone,
or cash/check at the door.
Coffee and light refreshments will be served. Space is limited. RSVP required to Amanda Renzi at 617-658-9800, ext. 0, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ms. Weber brings decades of experience working in schools and community agencies as a job developer, job coach, work study coordinator, school to careers coordinator, transition coordinator, parent and professional trainer and parent consultant. She is a veteran advocate who trained at The Federation of Children with Special Needs (FCSN), Wrightslaw and OSEP/COPAA’s SEAT program, with a practicum at FCSN.
Ms. Weber was the Partnership Director for DRYVE, a youth career center funded by the Workforce Initiative Act. She is a member of Massachusetts Advocates for Children Autism Advisory Committee and Transition Coordinator Subcommittee which recently passed “An Act Relative to Students with Disabilities in Post-Secondary Education, Employment and Independent Living.”
She is the proud mother of a young adult with autism.