How to Prepare for Life After School for Your Child with a Disability
A Parent Session For DC Parents By DC Parents at the Voices for Change Conference
Friday, March 29, 9:30am-2:30pm / Washington Convention Center
This Parent/Caregiver Session is just for DC parents and caregivers of students with disabilities! Led by DC parents of youth with disabilities, Rhonda White (Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities) and Molly Whalen (DC Association for Special Education), this session will inform DC parents on how to prepare for life after school and how to support their student to successfully transition into employment, education, and independence. There will be sessions to explain secondary transition and to help parents understand how their youth with a disability fits into DC’s system of disability services and supports (Rehabilitation Services Administration and Department on Disability Services), and to provide resources for parents to act NOW to plan for this transition after school.
There will be information on alternatives to guardianship, supported decision making, benefits counseling, work opportunities, family navigation and more! Lunch will be served and parents will have a chance to visit the Voices of Change Exhibit Hall at the end of the program and collect many resources. Parents will also have time to meet other families and learn about new local programs! REGISTER HERE!