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Planning A Life Conference (PAL)

Multicultural College students, male and female

Transition planning begins when a student on an IEP turns 14 and continues throughout their high school and young adult years. It is important that families, students, and professionals use this time to collaboratively plan a post-secondary vision in preparation for life after high school. The process can be overwhelming, so connecting students and families to resources, information, and services is a central goal of Planning a Life.

Planning a Life: One-Day Intensive is a one-day conference that offers transition-related information and resources for families, educators, and professionals who work with students that have IEPs. The one-day intensive conference is a condensed version of the regular two-day conference. Topics include:

  • Transition Laws
  • Transition Assessments
  • Student Vision and Self-Determination
  • Transition in the IEP
  • Healthcare Transition
  • Family Involvement
  • Adult Service Agencies

Planning a Life: One-Day Intensive, March 27, 2020, has been canceled out of an abundance of safety. We will update the website and our social media pages when this conference has been rescheduled. Thank you for your understanding and stay safe.

Planning a Life is a two-day conference that offers transition-related information and resources for families, educators, and professionals who work with students that have IEPs. It is offered three times a year at locations across the state. 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

Dates for upcoming Planning a Life 2-day conference will be announced soon. Please check our website and social media pages for announcements and updates.

Planning a Life: Preparing for College is a one-day conference for families of students on IEPs that will graduate with a high school diploma with the vision of attending college. Topics include:

  • Disability Laws: 504 and ADA
  • Disability Disclosure and Self-Determination
  • Transition laws
  • Accommodations and assistive technology
  • Easter Seals—College Navigator Program 
  • College exploration and disability services
  • Healthcare transition
  • Family involvement

 

 

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