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 Talks will take place over the internet via Zoom and a dial-in option will be available. Please attend one talk, two talks or as many talks as you would like. Families of students receiving special education or 504 supports in grades 7-12, educators, therapists and community support providers are invited! The series will start January 26th and continue on select Tuesdays until June. Register at https://go.wisc.edu/transitiontuesdays
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Recorded Transition Talks Tuesdays and Resource Sheets
Disability 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. Candace Altschul from Achieve Abilities will help give us some insight.
Higher Education Options: What do I Need to Know?
Some of our students want to go to school after high school. But should they choose a 4-year college, 2-year college, technical college? How can they get the supports they need to succeed? Come learn about what are some of the options and some of the supports if a student wants to go to college. Scott Ritter from Madison College and Marissa Rehor from UW-Whitewater will be our presenters.
Supported Decision Making
Supported Decision Making (SDM) is an alternative to guardianship. Not every individual with an intellectual disability needs guardianship and the subsequent loss of their civil rights. SDM is an approach in which an individual is assisted with their decision making, which will enhance their skills, develop more independence, and allow them to take charge of their life.
George Zaske – parent using Supported Decision Making, an attorney, member of statewide group promoting Supporting Decision Making and disability advocate will be our presenter.
What’s After High School?
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. Please watch the 30 minute video before this session. Presented by Family Voices of Wisconsin.