Series Title: Transition from School to a Full Adult Life
Date: February 7, 2018
Time: 4:00-6:00 Mountain / 3:00-5:00 Pacific
Presented By: Ellen Condon, M. Ed.
Session 1: Possibilities for Employment and Community Living for People with Significant Disabilities.
This initial session will share examples of creative solutions that have been developed to support young adults with ongoing needs to live, work, and play in their communities. Families and support staff will be encouraged to develop a vision for the future life of a young adult with a disability by exploring what the individual likes and needs to be successful.
Session 2: What are the New Laws and Federal Directives with Regards to Transition?
The second session will focus on the laws and federal directives that will have an impact on a student’s transition from school to adult life. A variety of topics will be covered including:
- Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
- Section 511
- Center for Medicare and Medicaid Final Rules (CMS)
- Employment First State Policies
- Postsecondary education for students with intellectual disabilities
Session 3: Connecting with Agencies in Your Community
The final session will review agencies that can provide support and/or funding for young adults with disabilities to access community employment and living, targeting the following:
- Vocational Rehabilitation Services
- Workforce Development Services
- The ABLE Act
- Supporting access to community living and employment for students in Idaho