Transition Lunch and learn


Here is the schedule and details for our Transition Lunch & Learn sessions in July:


Wednesday, July 5th
12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch & Learn – Open Round-Table
Join this session, where we give you the chance to ask your questions, be part of the discussion, and learn from the answers to other’s questions.


Wednesday, July 19th
Lunch & Learn with an Expert from DARS

For this session, our guest will be a representative from the Virginia Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Service (DARS), who will discuss all of the services they offer including Pre-ETS (Employment and Transition Services) and Vocational Rehabilitation services. Individuals and families will learn how DARS can help in preparing for and obtaining employment.



Click the button below to register for any of the upcoming Transition Lunch & Learn sessions.

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If you have questions, please email Diane Monnig, Transition Manager at


Planning for the transition from school to adult services can be an overwhelming task. Once your child exits the school system, adult services are based on eligibility criteria and funding availability. These small group sessions are an opportunity to begin creating a plan for the future. Learn what kinds of employment and meaningful day support services are available, how to explore post-secondary options, what transportation supports exist, how to help your child make decisions and advocate, when to apply for SSI and manage benefits, and what recreation activities are available.


It’s never too early to plan; you don’t have to wait until your student is close to graduation. Also, these Lunch & Learns would be a great way for families who started the process but got overwhelmed or stuck to find the motivation to restart the process and press forward.


This is a virtual meeting on Zoom. Remember, all of our webinar events are FREE to attend, but pre-registration is required.


Looking Ahead:


NOTE:  There will be no Lunch & Learn sessions in August.  After a “summer break,” the programs will resume in September.




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