A Whole New World: Supporting Transition to Post Secondary Life with the ADA Part 2

July 30, 2020 2:00pm to 3:00pm EDT

Presented by TransCen, Inc. and the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center

Every student with a disability who has received special education services needs to plan and prepare for transition to life after high school, no matter where they’re headed – college, vocational school, apprenticeship program, or employment. As vocational rehabilitation professionals, school counselors, transition specialists, and other service providers work to help students and families prepare, it is important to understand the significant changes that lie ahead. No longer will teachers, parents, or other adults assume responsibility for identifying disability related needs; the young adult with a disability must be ready to speak up, initiate requests for accommodations in the classroom or the workplace, and be a full and active participant in ensuring their needs are met.
 
TransCen’s Mid-Atlantic ADA Center will host a three-part webinar series designed to help professionals inform, assist, and support youth with disabilities and their families as they prepare for transition. Sessions will focus on how the ADA differs from special education law and the importance of understanding these differences in order to ensure a more effective transition to adult life.
 
Part 2: Preparing Students with Disabilities for Success: Accommodations in Higher Education and Employment
 
This session will outline the accommodation process in higher education and employment. Presenters will define the roles and responsibilities of individuals with disabilities, employers, and institutions of higher education. Presenters will also share strategies that youth service professionals can use to help young adults with disabilities navigate this process successfully. Real world examples will be used to explore the dos and don’ts of making accommodation requests, documenting disability and related needs, considering options, and implementing accommodations.
 
Cost
Webinar Access: $35 per webinar, $70 for 2 webinars, $100 for all three.
Continuing Education Recognition: $10 certificate of completion for each session, $20 CRCC clock hours for each session
 
 
Part 1 - Good-Bye IDEA, Hello ADA: From Special Education to Civil Rights
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 – 2-3pm ET
 
Part 3 - To Disclose or Not to Disclose: Preparing Youth to Talk about Disability
Thursday, August 13, 2020 – 2-3pm ET