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Transition Series 2023 – SOLD OUT



We have reached capacity for the conference, and registration for the Transition Series is now closed.


If you would like to be placed on a waiting list to attend the Transition Series, please email Diane Monnig at dmonnig@thearcofnova.org.


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“The Transition Series is such a useful event. I have attended twice, and I find that I always learn something new, about these complicated topics. It has really helped me both as a parent and as a professional who works with parents of students with developmental disabilities.”


“My husband and I attended the Transition Series Workshop this past Saturday. Wow, did we learn a lot! Thank you for two great sessions! MY son also made a friend! – invaluable!”


“I just wanted to thank you again for your hard working organizing this Series!!!! It was EXTREMELY helpful and exactly what we needed as parents to a transitioning senior in high school. God bless you!”


The Need

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.


Transition Series hosts two tracks of programming:  One for parents, caregivers, and disabilities professionals –AND– a set of programs specially designed for the students!



Presentation Topics for Parents, Caregivers & Disability Service Professionals Include:

•  Overview of the Transition to Adult Services
•  Medicaid Developmental Disability (DD) Waivers
•  Supported Decision Making & Legal Authority
•  Special Needs Trusts (SNT) and ABLE Accounts
•  Applying For & Managing SSI
•  Options for Employment & Meaningful Day Support Programs
•  Virginia Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS)
•  A Panel of Parents Share Their Experiences


Discussions & Hands-On Activities for Transitioning Youth & Young Adults (ages 14-26) Include:

•  Social Skills
•  Recreational Activities
•  Independent Living Skills
•  Employment Skills
•  Self-Advocacy Skills

Transition Series Details


Saturday, September 23rd –AND– Saturday, October 21st



8:30am – 3:00pm


Attendance Requirements:

Attendance at both sessions is required for parents/caregivers.



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LMI Corporate Offices at Tysons Overlook
7940 Jones Branch Dr., Tysons, VA 22102



$50 per family, or $25 per individual
Fee covers costs of food and materials.


Financial Assistance:: 

There are a limited number of scholarships available if the cost poses a financial hardship.
Contact dmonnig@thearcofnova.org.



Light breakfast items and lunch will be provided.




For More Information, Contact:

Diane Monnig, Transition Manager

703-208-1119 x118




Transition Series 2023 is planned and presented in collaboration with:

the students and faculty at Marymount University


Marymount University


and hosted by


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