Lunch and Learn Webinar: Transition to Adulthood

Collage of diverse familiesTransitioning from high school to adulthood is exciting time for students. However, if your child is receiving special education services, there are some aspects of your child’s transition plan that you must be aware of and be prepared to act upon. This webinar is a continuation of “Navigating the Transition Plan” and will cover:

-Options for graduation
-Summary of Performance and when to get one
-Transfer of Parental Rights
-Entitlement vs. Eligibility

11th Annual Illinois Statewide Transition Conference

2015 Ilinois Transition Conference Web HeaderStepping Stones of Transition

The 11th Annual Transition Conference for transition aged youth and young adults with disabilities, their family members and teachers, vocational professionals, caregivers, health care professionals, college students pursuing careers in special education and community advocates will be held at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, 2233 South Martin Luther King Drive in Chicago, Illinois from October 29-30, 2015.

The conference, titled “Stepping Stones of Transition”, invites participants to imagine the possibilities for students with disabilities in the areas of independent living, education and training, employment, community integration, health care, and self-advocacy.

Conference sessions will be organized into 4 tracks: Education, Employment, Community and Healthcare.

Thursday, October 29th features keynote speaker Steve Hopkins, co-founder of 3E Love, and multi-choice Break-Out Sessions with a Welcome Reception at the end of the day. Friday, October 30th concludes the conference and highlights multi-choice Plenary Sessions and Break-Out Sessions in the morning. The conference concludes at 1:00 p.m.

Registration

Conference participants are strongly encouraged to register using the Illinois Transition Conference online registration. “Go Green” and help conference planners take eco-friendly steps to better our environment by registering online and eliminating paper registration forms. A limited number of hard copy registration booklets will be made available by request only to those that do not have internet access. Contact Family Matters at 866-436-7842.

 

 

ODLSS presents Parent Empowerment Expo

FAMILY & SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP FORUMS to learn about CPS’ODLSS presents Parent Empowerment Expo Diverse Learner Conference and Resource Fair

Chicago Public Schools’ Office of Diverse Learner Supports and Services (ODLSS) is inviting families of diverse learners to attend its annual education conference and fair.  Come out and learn about ODLSS special education supports and services, get information about local and community resources and meet other families.

Featuring:

  • Resource Fair for Parents 
  • Transitioning to Adult Services Clinic 
  • IEP Review Clinic 
  • Parent Workshops

Work present in English and Spanish

FREE! Continental breakfast and lunch provided

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Event Check-In 8:00 am  - 9:00 am

Event and Resource Fair: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

George Westinghouse College Prep

3223 W. Franklin Blvd.

Chicago, Il 60624

Register Today!  www.odlssparentexpo.eventbrite.com  Space is limited

This event is for CPS families of diverse learners ages preschool through high school.

*We recommend, where possible, to make this an adult only event.

The event format is conference style and the workshop sessions are not ideal for children.  Child care is not available.   For more information go to www.odlssparentexpo.eventbrite.com or www.cps.edu .

NEXT STEPS: Adult Life: Accessing Services

Concerned Parent parents stand with their childThe process of working with a rehabilitation counselor is discussed. Participants look at formal and informal supports that can assist the self-advocate in the transition process.