August 13, 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 3: To Disclose or Not to Disclose: Preparing Youth to Talk about Disability
This session is all about talking to employers or higher education organizations about disability. The presenters will offer resources and activities that vocational rehabilitation and youth service professionals can use to help young people become more effective self-advocates.
What are the risks and benefits of disclosure? Must a person disclose disability in order to request an accommodation? Understanding the who, what, where, when, why, and how of disclosure is often a first step for young adults with disabilities on the path to achieving successful outcomes.
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 2 - Preparing Students with Disabilities for Success: Accommodations in Higher Education and Employment
Thursday, July 30, 2020 – 2-3pm ET