Transition Lunch and learn

 

Starting Wednesday, May 5th, Transiton Lunch & Learn sessions will be held every other week. The popularity of these new discussion sessions, as well as the importance of the information shared, prompted the expansion of the program.   Now more families will have the opportunity to participate in these small-group meetings.

Dates for the next three months are:

May 5th, 2021 – 12:00-1:30 p.m.
May 19th, 2021 – 12:00-1:30 p.m.
June 2nd, 2021 – 12:00-1:30 p.m.
June 16th, 2021 – 12:00-1:30 p.m.
June 30th, 2021 – 12:00-1:30 p.m.
July 14th, 2021 – 12:00-1:30 p.m.
July 28th, 2021 – 12:00-1:30 p.m.

 

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.

 

Note due to COVID-19, this is a Zoom virtual meeting rather than in-person meeting. Remember, all of our webinar events are FREE to attend, but pre-registration is required.

 

If you have questions, please email Diane Monnig, Transition Manager at dmonnig@thearcofnova.org.

 

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