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Transition Webinars and Informational Videos

Transition Assessment

Transition assessments inform decisions for an IEP Team and help to identify strengths and barriers. Learn more about transition assessment from Kelley Challen, Director of Transition Services at NESCA.

Welcome to LINKed over Lunch! We are discussing Transition Assessment with Kelley Challen, Director of Transition Services at NESCA.

Posted by Federation for Children with Special Needs on Thursday, December 5, 2019

 

Youth Leadership Network, Self-Advocacy, and Community Involvement.

Building a “community” around your student before she/he graduates from high school is an important part of transition planning. Learn about the Youth Leadership Network at Easterseals MA and how peer/youth groups can build self-advocacy skills and offer opportunities to build friendships.

We are live on LINKed over Lunch with Desi Forte from Easterseals Massachusetts. Talking about the Youth Leadership Network and community involvement.

Posted by Federation for Children with Special Needs on Tuesday, November 26, 2019

 

Project Impact Personal Benefit Counseling 

Learn about how Project Impact provides personal benefits counseling to transition-age young adults that receive SSI/SSDI and are employed or looking for work.

LINKed over Lunch with Kathy Kelly of Project Impact talking about benefits counseling for transition-age youth and young adults.

Posted by Federation for Children with Special Needs on Wednesday, October 30, 2019

 

Mentoring for Transition-Age Youth and Young Adults

Mentoring can be a great way for transition-age youth and young adults to engage in their communities. Learn more about mentoring from Kristin Humphrey, Mentoring Director at Partners for Youth with Disabilities (PYD).

LINKed over Lunch: A conversation with Kristin Humphrey from PYD regarding Mentoring.

Posted by Federation for Children with Special Needs on Thursday, September 26, 2019

 

Pre-Employment Transition Services

Learn about the Pre-Employment Transition Services (pre-ETS)  through MRC.

We're live with Jennifer Stewart, Statewide Transition Director for MRC. Resources will be linked in comments after recording ends.

Posted by Federation for Children with Special Needs on Tuesday, August 27, 2019

This livestream training was presented in collaboration with the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC).

Massachusetts Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment Initiative (MAICEI)

Is a MAICEI program an option for your transition-age student? Learn more about the program here with MAICEI Coordinator, Glenn Gabbard.

We had a great discussion during LINKed Over Lunch with Glenn Gabbard of the Massachusetts Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment Initiative (MAICEI).

Posted by Federation for Children with Special Needs on Wednesday, July 31, 2019

This Livestream training was presented in collaboration with the Department of Higher Education (DHE).

Achieving a Better Life Experience Savings Plan (ABLE)

Learn about the ABLE Act and the benefits of an ABLE account with Mary Rubenis of MEFA.

Talking about ABLE Accounts with Mary Rubenis of MEFA.

LINKed Over Lunch with Mary Rubenis of MEFA. We had a great discussion about ABLE Accounts and we've linked resources below.

Posted by Federation for Children with Special Needs on Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Information on tax updates:

Discussion on Tax Updates and wrap-up with Mary Rubenis of MEFA.

Posted by Federation for Children with Special Needs on Tuesday, May 14, 2019

This Livestream training was presented in collaboration with the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA).

Healthcare Independence for Youth with Special Needs to Ensure a Successful Transition to Adulthood

Learn about the importance of healthcare transition for students on IEPs with Pat Nemia, Director of Massachusetts Family Voices.

"LINKed' over lunch with the #LINKCenterOur own Pat Nemia, Director of Massachusetts Family Voices and Director of Transition Projects Nancy Mader discussed healthcare independence for youth with special needs to ensure a successful transition to adulthood.

Posted by Federation for Children with Special Needs on Tuesday, April 2, 2019

This webinar was presented in collaboration with the Massachusetts Family Voices at the Federation for Children with Special Needs.

Creating a Post-Secondary Vision

Transition starts with a student’s vision. Learn more about how to help students develop their vision for life after high school.

This webinar was presented in collaboration with the Recruitment, Training and Support Center for Special Education Surrogate Parents (RTSC) at the Federation for Children with Special Needs.

Discussing Transition Services at an IEP Meeting

In this webinar, you will learn how to complete a Transition Planning Form and develop transition goals on the IEP.