Transition Webinar Series for Educators

There is still time to register for the next sessions of the Webinar Series for Educators, Transition Coordinators, and other school-based professionals on Transition to Adulthood.

Throughout this series, they will demystify the process and break down some of the more common challenges experienced by the school team. Participants will learn specific, concrete tools to empower families and students to graduate into full, rich lives in community. Remember, it’s not just a cliff. It’s also a view of the horizon.

Please see below for detailed information on each of the topics and the registration links.

Please join for one or all of this series!

Webinar Two: Adult Life 101 – An Educator’s Guide to Adult Services

October 24, 2019 I 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

In this webinar, we will break down the specific services, program options, and supports that are available in the adult service system. We will examine eligibility criteria as well as the funding processes for each. Participants will learn to evaluate each option within the context of larger transition planning and the goal of a full, meaningful life.



Webinar Three: The Changing Landscape of Post-Secondary Options

December 12, 2019 I 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

There was a time when college was viewed as simply not an option for students with intellectual disabilities. However, due to the advocacy of students and their families, this is no longer the case. Both in New Jersey and nationally, there is a growing number of programs that provide alternate paths to a college experience for students with disabilities. This webinar will discuss this changing landscape, how to evaluate these emerging programs, and how to work with students and families to ensure a productive and appropriate post-secondary experience.



Webinar Four: Roadblocks in Family Partnerships – Repairing Communication In Challenging Situations 

January 23, 2020 I 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Working with families is a critical part of transition planning, but there are always some families with whom building rapport and forging collaborative relationships is simply not easy. This webinar will discuss what the transition process is often like from the parent perspective, and why they may be resistant to support, feedback, and help from the school team. We will explore how it is often the parents who are most challenging to engage that need our support the most. Participants will learn specific tools and approaches that will help repair troubled relationships and build stronger partnerships with families during this critical time of transition.



Webinar Five: Understanding Benefits, Trusts, and Long-term Planning

March 19, 2020 I 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Informed family, financial, and estate planning is critical for families of individuals with disabilities. Often times, families look to the school team for guidance on these issues, and it is critical that schools can respond with informed answers. In this webinar, we will provide a road map for these critical decisions, clarify some of the common misconceptions around how disability benefits limit employment options, as well as explore the concepts of guardianship and supported decision making.


Upcoming Dates

  • Thursday, January 23, 2020, 3:00 - 3:30 pm
  • Thursday, March 19, 2020, 3:00 - 3:30 pm

Past Dates

  • Thursday, October 24, 2019, 3:00 - 3:30 pm
  • Thursday, December 12, 2019, 3:00 - 3:30 pm