Planning a Life:
Making the Most out of High School
A Two Day Transition Conference
High school is a time when all students need to be actively involved in planning for their future. At this critical juncture, students and families must be informed, proactive, involved and hopeful. The transition process can be overwhelming for families because resources and information on transition planning are often difficult to find.
Planning a Life: Making the Most out of High School is a two day conference packed with Transition planning information and resources for and about students in special education ages 14-22. Topics include:
- VISION Development
- Self Advocacy & Self Determination
- Employment, Housing and Postsecondary Options
- Transition Planning Form
- Transition Assessments
- Community Connections and more...
Transition planning needs to be on schedule to insure a systematic and purposeful educational experience.
Plan now to attend and find out "what you need to know, when you need to ask about it and who you need to go to for answers." Our goal is to establish a statewide network of proactive knowledgeable parents working in partnership with local schools to develop individualized Transition goals in the IEP.
Planning A Life is scheduled from 8:30am – 4:30pm on a Friday and Saturday throughout Massachusetts during the school year. Conference dates and site locations for the current 2012-2013 school year are listed below.
REGISTRATION FOR ALL 2013-2014 CONFERENCE DATES WILL OPEN ON JULY 1, 2013. DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION BROCHURE
Registration for this conference is $125 per person or $175 per family. Professional fee is $175. Space is limited to 55 participants.
FCSN Planning A Life conference is open to families, educators and other professionals. Families can apply for scholarships available through the Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council (MDDC). Call 617-770-7676 or visit the Council Empowerment Funds Program Web site.
For more information contact Terri McLaughlin, Transition Specialist, Boston Office 617- 236-7210 x 336 or firstname.lastname@example.org
You can find great Transition resources on the FCSN Transition page, including the Massachusetts Department of Education Transition Planning Form.