Transition Lunch and learn


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


Wednesday, November 1st
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, November 15 th
12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch and Learn with Expert, Melissa Grasis, Self-Directed Services Specialist, Fairfax County Community Services Board

This lunch and learn is for parents from Fairfax County and Arlington County to learn how to utilize Self-Directed Services while you are on the waiting list for a DD Waiver. The Self-Directed Services (SDS) VISION is that individuals with developmental disability access and actively participate in community-based activities they determine to be meaningful and beneficial. The SDS MISSION is to assist families, through direct funding, resource identification, and technical assistance, to purchase the support services necessary for their family members with a developmental disability to access and actively participate in community-based activities they determine to be meaningful and beneficial.



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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.






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