Wednesday, September 10, 2014
CRCs have been applied for
Promoting Self-Determined Futures is a one-day TASH regional conference with a specific focus on evidence-based practices in facilitating and supporting self direction as a tool for improved transition processes and results for youth with significant disabilities.
Participants of this conference will learn the philosophy and values that guide practice; successful transition self-directed planning; employment experiences during high school and post secondary options that lead to employment; and roles and responsibilities of each stakeholder (parent, student, teacher, vocational rehabilitation counselor, and adult services) along the way.
We will examine effective assessment procedures that result in employment and positive community life outcomes. We will discuss effective strategies that engage college age students in meaningful internships and paid community-based employment; and strategies that align employment to economic self-sufficiency.
Those attending Promoting Self Determined Futures will also hear from a mother and daughter team about their transition experiences through high school and into the community; and, from an attorney about alternatives to guardianship that increase self-determination and empower people with disabilities to exercise their legal capacity.
As a result of the conference, attendees will have access to tools and strategies they can implement in their communities.
This conference is ideal for State agency leaders and senior staff – VR, ED, DDS, DDC; educators, education leaders, VR practitioners, and adult service professionals; parents and family Members; advocates, self advocates and attorneys.
Who Should Attend
Anyone who is interested in facilitating and supporting self direction as a tool for improved transition processes and results should attend Promoting Self-Determined Futures. This event is strongly recommended for those in the following professional and personal roles:
- State agency leaders and senior staff (Education, DD Council, Disability Rights and more)
- Educators, Education Leaders and Resource Professionals
- Adult Service Professionals
- Attorneys and Advocates
- Parents and Family Members
Promoting Self-Determined Futures will be held September 10, 2014, from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. A complete schedule and workshop description are available online, as well as presenter details. View the complete schedule here.
Registration for Promoting Self-Determined Futures is $85 for active TASH members, and $115 for non-members. The non-member rate also includes a 12-month TASH membership. Please contact (202) 540-9014 or email@example.com if you have questions about registration.
Equity in Education is proudly co-hosted by Southeast TACE Region IV, the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities and the Georgia State University Center for Leadership in Disability.
Contact Edwin Canizalez at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 540-9015 with any questions about this event.