NESCA "Transition Tuesdays" Evening Workshop Series Starts January 10, 2012

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NESCA Director Dr. Ann Helmus is pleased to announce a series of six evening seminars on transition: the long-term process, beginning with assessment, in which students with special needs and their families actively engage to prepare for life beyond high school. All will take place at the Westin Waltham Hotel, at 70 Third Avenue in Waltham, from 7:00 – 9:00pm. The cost is $20 per session, each of which may be purchased individually, or $100 for the full series.

Transition is the long-term process, starting as early as age 12 with an assessment, in which students with special needs and their families actively engage to prepare for life beyond high school. Guest speakers including transition specialists, educational advocates and attorneys will discuss all aspects of the process, from planning through the provision of services and support.

All sessions will take place at the Westin Waltham Hotel, at 70 Third Avenue in Waltham, from 7:00 – 9:00pm. The cost is $20 per session, each of which may be purchased individually, or $100 for the full series.

Seating is limited. To register, please call Tyler Marie Curran at 617-658-9800 or email tcurran(at)nesca-newton(dot)com.

January 10, 2012         But She’s Only 12!

Led by Transition Specialist Sandy Storer, LICSW, we will discuss how families of children with special needs can start thinking about post-secondary transition well before the age of 14, when schools are mandated to provide assessment, planning and service.

February 7, 2012         Using the TPF to Your Child’s Best Advantage

Sandy Storer will explain the TPF (Transition Planning Form), step-by-step. We will then divide into small discussion groups, each facilitated by an educational advocate familiar with the planning process, and a neuropsychologist. Q & A will follow.

March 13, 2012         Transition Assessment

Sandy Storer, NESCA Director Dr. Ann Helmus and Dr. Jason McCormick introduce The Blueprint for Transition Assessment, NESCA’s new modular, multi-dimensional approach to transition assessment. Where’s your child now, where does he/she want to go and what’s required to help him/her get there, successfully?

April 10, 2012             Special Education Law as it Applies to Transition Services

Renowned Special Education Attorney Robert Crabtree of Kotin, Crabtree & Strong, LLP discusses state and federal laws as they relate to transition. Once again we will break up into small groups for facilitated discussion before reconvening for Q & A.

May 8, 2012                Legal Concerns: Staying Connected to Adult (18+) Children

Attorney Amy Weinstein of Kotin, Crabtree & Strong addresses parents’ concerns about continuing care for adult (18+) children. Topics include public benefits, trusts and estate planning, decision-making for adult children, guardianship and conservatorship.

June 12, 2012             Local Independent Schools with Strong Transition Programs

A panel discussion with representatives of several independent schools offering strong secondary and post-secondary transition programs and services. Sandy Storer, LICSW will moderate.

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