Repeats every day 2 times .
Participants in this series will receive training on how to better integrate parents, students, and adult services into transition planning over two full-day sessions. Participants will develop and implement action plans in order to increase student, parent, and outside agency participation in transition planning and postsecondary services.
Session 1: Facilitating Student Led IEPs and Parent Participation- This session will focus on how to assist students in developing their IEPs and leading their IEP meetings. Participants will learn about the influential roles families play in facilitating successful student transitions and best practices for fostering collaborative and effective communication with families throughout the planning process. This session will conclude with a panel of individuals who have successfully facilitated and implemented student-led IEPs in the District of Columbia.
Session 2: Developing Interagency Collaboration for Employment, Post-Secondary Education and Independent Living- In the final session of this series, facilitators will share best practices for interagency collaboration. Participants will also learn about available independent living options for students with disabilities and how to prepare students for independent living. This session will conclude with a panel representing community agencies.
Presenter(s): Dr. Juliana Taymans, Dr. Pamela Leconte, Ms. Emily Lehman
Date(s): March 6, 2014 & March 7, 2014*
Time: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Location: 810 First Street, NE, 3rd Floor Grand Hall
*Participants must attend both sessions.