Planning A Life Conference (PAL)
Middle school and high school is the time when students with disabilities and their families need to start thinking and planning for their future. Families must be active in the planning process to help a student with their post-secondary vision and to prepare for a full and productive life after high school. This transition process can be overwhelming, so connecting students and families to resources and services early on is one of the goals of the Planning a Life Conference.
Planning a Life is a two day Transition planning conference with information and resources for families, educators and professionals. Topics include:
- Creating a Vision for life beyond High School
- Transition Laws
- Transition assessments
- The MA Transition Planning Form and IEP goals
- Post-Secondary Education and Career preparation
- Community connections
- Family involvement
Transition planning is an ongoing process that starts when a student on an IEP turns 14 and continues throughout their high school and young adult years. Our goal is to build a statewide network of proactive and informed families, educators and professionals working in partnership to develop student focused transition plans.
Planning A Life is scheduled from 8:30am – 4:00pm on a Friday and Saturday three times a year throughout Massachusetts. (check here for conference dates and site locations for the current 2016 – 2017 school year). Registration is required as space is limited. There is a program fee for this conference, limited scholarships are available.