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Promoting Self Determined Futures- Successful transition from school to adult life for youth with significant disabilities
TASH Regional Conference
September 10, 2014
Loudermilk Center, Atlanta, Georgia
Promoting Self Determined Futures is a one-day TASH regional conference. Its focus is 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.
Each workshop during the conference has specific objectives that allow participants to take principles and apply them immediately to their schools and communities. Review complete session descriptions and learning objectives here.
Promoting Self Determined Futures is co-hosted by the Southeast TACE and the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities.
Who Should Attend?
• Educators, VR Practitioners, and Adult Service Professionals
• State Agency Leaders and Seniors Staff (such as Dept. of Education, VR, DDS and DD Council)
• Parents and Family Members
• Advocates and Self Advocates
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about registration.