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Building Community Circles: Navigating the Transition Pathway for Individuals with ASD
WHAT: 2nd Conference on Transition to assist school personnel and families with meeting the diverse transition needs of individuals with ASD in CT.
WHO: Center of Excellence on Autism Spectrum Disorders at SCCU.
WHEN: April 30, 2021 8:45am-1:00pm (Eastern Time)
WHERE: Held Virtually
Description: School-age students, who have been found eligible for special education services, are entitled to a free appropriate public education (FAPE) in the least restrictive environment (LRE) under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The process and requirements for accessing adult and community services are different from public education. Strong partnerships between the family, school, and agencies are critical to a student’s successful transition from school to adult life. This session will assist families in understanding and navigating the secondary transition planning process. Discussion will include a review of federal and state requirements, as well as an overview of tools, resources, and professional learning opportunities related to secondary transition. An opportunity to learn more about CT state agencies, hear about new initiatives, and have the opportunity to ask these state agency representatives questions.
3. Breakout Sessions: Participants will take part in 2 breakout sessions that you decide on the day of the event, no need to pick now! Topics will include:
4. Family Panel: Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center will provide a panel of families who will share their experience and answer questions.