Transition has many pieces! Learn about what those pieces are and how you can stay a step ahead so your student can be successful. All Transition Talks Tuesdays will be recorded and resource sheets will be made based on the recording. You can come back to this page to access the recordings.
Transition Talks Tuesdays is a partnership with the Madison Metropolitan School District and the Southern Regional Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs.
All Transition Talks Tuesdays will be virtual, using Zoom, from 6:00pm-7:00pm Central Time. You can connect to any of the sessions using:
Topic: MMSD Transition Talk Tuesdays
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 946 1173 4231
Find your local number: https://uwmadison.zoom.us/u/a0nY8zEtm
You can also register to attend one or many sessions. You will then receive an email reminder for the presentation.
Learn about the transition to adult life for youth with disabilities and special health care needs. This training covers the role of schools, long-term supports, public benefits, the change to adult health care, supported decision making options and other legal options, advocacy, employment, housing and living, the basics of self-determination, and imagining community life. Presented by Barbara Katz, Co-Director, Family Voices of Wisconsin. It will be helpful to watch the video at https://familyvoiceswi.org/learn/whats-after-high-school/.
September 20 6:00-7:00pm
Learn what services the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) provides. The ADRC provides information on a broad range of community based programs and services, helps people apply for programs and benefits, and serves as the access point for publicly funded long-term care programs. Find out when, why, and how to connect with them to learn about options,
October 4 6:00-7:00pm
Students can and should connect with the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) while they are in school. Come and learn how DVR and Vocational Agencies support students in preparing to work, finding work and supporting them at work. Presentation by Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors with DVR.
October 18 6:00-7:00pm
Supported Employment Provider Coalition (SEPC)
Everyone can work: learn about how individuals can maintain meaningful and successful employment after high school through a collaboration between schools and multiple vocational agencies in Dane County.
November 1 6:00-7:00pm
Project Search and Campus Connect
Options in MMSD: hear about the exciting and innovative post-secondary options for students with disabilities. Project SEARCH offers authentic vocational learning and work opportunities in a hospital setting while Campus Connect offers post secondary support for MMSD scholars who attend Madison College.
November 15 6:00-7:00pm
Disability Work Benefits: Navigating Work and Support
Having a job increases self-esteem, brings in income, support social development and so much more! But it can be tricky working and receiving support. Luckily there are Work Benefits Specialist who can help. We will be joined by Amber Kwiatkowski from ERI, Inc.
December 6 6:00-7:00pm
As we look ahead to our students/children turning 18, we need to keep an eye on health care. What steps need to be taken to move into the world of adult health care? What skills can be taught (even in middle school)? How can we tell what a student needs to know? Tim Markle from the Southern Regional Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs and the Wisconsin Youth Health Transition Initiative, and his young adult son Hunter, will be our presenters.
January 10 6:00-7:00pm
There are alternatives to guardianship. Supported decision-making empowers individuals with disabilities to make informed decisions about their life that protect their rights and ensure their safety and privacy. It involves family and friends working together to help them make complex decisions. Presented by Tami Jackson, Public Policy Analyst and Legislative Liaison for the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities (BPDD)
January 24 6:00-7:00pm
If you have any questions or need help registering please call Sonja at 608-265-8955.