Transition Skills Training for Parents

Overview:

This one-day training program is offered with the goal of preparing families of children with disabilities to advocate for their children as they transition from the K-12 system to life as a young adult in the community. It consists of three sessions which focus on different aspects of transition. Faculty for the program represent the UCONN School of Medicine, the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, and the State Education Resource Center (SERC).

Session Topics:

  1. Secondary Transition: Moving from High-School to Post-School Options
  2. Enhancing Housing and Employment Outcomes for Individuals with Disabilities
  3. Transition from Pediatric to Adult Healthcare

Related Materials:

  • Before, During and After the PPT Meeting: Preparing for the PPT meeting and Development of the IEP, Parent Work Group, 2008
  • Connecticut CORE Transition Skills, SERC
  • Easing into Secondary Transition: A Comprehensive Guide to Resources and Services in CT, Collaboration of 8 State of CT agencies
  • Secondary Transition Planning IEP Checklist, State Department of Education
  • Toolkit: Enhancing Housing and Employment Outcomes for Individuals with Disabilities, Linda Rammler M.Ed. Ph.D, University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities