Transition IEP: A Path to the Future and How to Begin
Thursday, May 26, 2022 | 7 PM - 8 PM | Via Zoom
The transition from high school to young adulthood is a critical stage for all teenagers; for students with learning disabilities, this stage requires extra planning and goal setting. A Transition IEP is intended to help youth with disabilities make the transition from the world of secondary school to the world of adulthood and is required for students, ages 14 years and older, who are enrolled in special education. The Transition IEP is based on a high school student’s individual needs, strengths, skills and interests and the possibility of post-secondary education, career development and vocational skills, as well as the ability to live independently.
Navigating the Transition IEP process with your child can be a confusing and overwhelming process for parents and for teenagers with disabilities. How can a parent ease the transition? Does the teenager have a say in the process? What happens if the teenager changes his/her mind about future plans?
Parents and caregivers will:
- Learn the importance of an open discussion with their teenager about future aspirations and goals. College? Employment? Independent living?
- Review the student's present level of performance, and PINS (preferences, interests, needs, and strengths) to construct future-forward goals.
- Involve their teenager in all aspects of planning and goal setting as well as participating in the Transition IEP meetings.
- Learn about the options available for transition planning, ensuring their young person’s rights are protected.
**IMPORTANT NOTE: This webinar is best suited for families who are approaching their first Transition IEP Meeting or for families who are curious about this next step in their child’s education.
MEET THE SPEAKER
Clinton Householder, Esquire at Community Legal Aid Services, Inc.
Clinton is an attorney at Community Legal Aid Services, Inc., a non-profit law firm that provides free, civil legal services to low-income families and senior citizens across 8 counties in Northeast Ohio.
He’s worked at Community Legal Aid since 2019 as an attorney specializing in education law. He empowers parents and guardians as they advocate for their children in school. He has represented hundreds of families in school matters including, but not limited to, expulsion hearings, manifestation determination reviews, IEP and 504 team meetings, and in dispute resolution processes through the Ohio Department of Education. Clinton is a graduate of the University of Akron and the University of Akron School of Law.
HOW DO I ATTEND
There is no cost to attend the webinar, but registration is required. You will receive an email confirmation with a zoom link for the meeting.
If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact Wendy Cline, LSW and ASGA Support Specialist via email here or via phone at 330.940.1441 ext 1.
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About the Autism Society of Greater Akron
The Autism Society of Greater Akron (ASGA) is part of a nationwide network of affiliates with the Autism Society of America, the nation’s largest and oldest grassroots autism organization. ASGA serves Summit, Stark, Wayne, Portage and Medina counties (OH) and works locally to achieve its mission -- to create connections, empowering everyone in the Autism community with the resources needed to live fully.
ASGA is also a proud member of the Ohio Family Network (OFN), connecting people with disabilities and their families to local information and resources within their communities. OFN provides opportunities to share ideas, find solutions to common challenges and inspire and strengthen others.