Transition Lunch and learn


Here is the schedule for October’s Transition Lunch & Learn sessions:


October 5th
12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch & Learn – Open Round-Table
Join giving you the chance to ask your questions and learn from the answers to other’s questions.


October 19th
Lunch & Learn with a Supported Decision Making Expert
This session we’ll be talking about this important alternative to legal guardianship, and the benefits it offers to enhance quality-of-life with Lucy Beadnell from The Arc of Northern Virginia.



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.


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.


Looking Ahead to November:


November 2nd
Lunch & Learn – Open Round-Table
Join giving you the chance to ask your questions and learn from the answers to other’s questions.


November 16th
Lunch & Learn with The Arc of Northern Virginia’s Tech for Independent Living Team

Guest Expert:  Ashley Afrtica, Program Coordinator, TFIL, The Arc of Northern Virginia


Learn about Tech for Independent Living, a web based app offered through our partnership with Ori, a software company that allows us to create fully customized lessons that guide individuals through life’s daily routines and challenges. We can create lessons that help with traveling, employment, safety as well as daily living skills. Since it is fully customizable, we can create lessons that cater to the individual’s needs. We can also individualize these lessons with pictures and audio of the individual’s environment.





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