Webinar Series on Transition from School to Adulthood

For any student, the transition from school days to adult life (whether on to post-secondary schooling or the world of work) is a big adjustment. For students with 504 Plans or Individualized Education Programs, there is plenty of evidence that extra steps usually need to be taken to assure as seamless a transition as possible. These three webinars will help youth and families, as well as service providers and school staffs, be able to:

  1. State the unique needs that students with epilepsy (with or without co-occurring diagnoses) have that need to be taken into account before school years end
  2. Identify personal strengths to develop to facilitate a quality adult life
  3. Develop personal and community connections for support
  4. Access assistive technologies to facilitate independence
  5. State the legal opportunities under Section 504 of the Rehab Act of 1972, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004, and the Workforce Incentives and Opportunities Act of 2014
  6. Identify additional resources to assist in the transition journey

Developing Self-determination in Youth with Epilepsy


Nicholas Gelbar, Ph.D.
Research Director, University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, University of Connecticut Health Center

Download a PDF of the presentation here: Developing Self-Determination in Youth with Epilepsy

Seamless Transitioning for Students with Epilepsy who have 504 Plans or IEPs: What Do Families Need to Know?


Linda H. Rammler, M.Ed., Ph.D.
Community Education Director, University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, University of Connecticut Health Center

Download a PDF of the presentation here: Seamless Transitioning for Students with Epilepsy who have 504 Plans or IEPs

Issues in Transition from Pediatric to Adult Health Care for Youth with Epilepsy


Craig M. Shramm, M.D.
Chief, Pediatric Pulmonary Division, Connecticut Children's Medical Center
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Connecticut Health Center
University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities

Download a PDF of the presentation here: Issues in Transition from Pediatric to Adult Health Care for Youth with Epilepsy