The Arc of Northern Virginia’s Transition Series 2019
As the parent of a child with a disability, until now you and the school system have shared the responsibility of how your child will spend the majority of his or her time during the day. Most likely your child lives with you, goes to school, and perhaps engages in activities sponsored by the school system or in which other peers participate. However, once a child exits the school system, the young adult, the parents and family must take the lead in defining and navigating the future. This means researching and advocating for services in areas such as employment, meaningful day activities, recreation, and housing. It also means making arrangements for your child’s long-term financial security. Making decisions for an adult child with a disability can be complicated and overwhelming.
Meeting the Need
Transition Series is our annual 2-day*, interactive experience designed to educate and empower families and individuals with disabilities as they transition from school-provided services to community-based services for adults.
While parents, caregivers, and disability services professionals are attending a series of workshops, young adults with disabilities are engaged in a curriculum of various lessons and activities facilitated by Marymount University students. These activities are designed to address a range of transition situations they may encounter, including social, communication, employment, and recreation skills.
Topics for Parents & Caregivers Include:
• Employment supports and services
• Meaningful day activities
• Legal authority options
• Medicaid waivers and managed care
• SSI and SSDI
• Special needs trusts and ABLE accounts
Topics for Transitioning Youth & Young Adults (ages 14-25) Include:
• Independent living skills
• Social skills
• Communication skills
• Recreation and social activities
• Employment skills
• Self-advocacy skills
Saturday, September 28th –AND– Saturday, November 9th
8:30am – 3:00pm
Marymount University – Rowley Hall, 2807 N. Glebe Road, Arlington VA
$50 per family – or – $25 per individual
Space is limited and pre-registration is required.
*Attendance at both sessions is required for parents/caregivers, and optional for the youth/young adult participant.
A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.
As we said, Transition Series often fills up fast! We urged you to register early to guarantee your spot.
And although our original deadline was the close of business on Friday, September 13th, we have indeed Sold Out.
If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, in the event that cancellations may open slots, please email DMonnig@thearcofnova.org.
Openings will be filled from the waitlist in the order in which names were received.
For More Information, Contact:
Diane Monnig, Transition Manager
Transition Series 2019 is planned and presented in collaboration with:
• The students and faculty at Marymount University