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. To help navigate the often confusing path forward, we are announcing a series of Transition Lunch & Learns, to be held on the third Wednesday of each month.
Dates for the first three months are:
December 16th, 2020 – 12:00-1:30 p.m.
January 21st, 2021 – 12:00-1:30 p.m. (Moved to Thursday due to the Inauguration Day holiday.)
February 17th, 2021 – 12:00-1:30 p.m.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.