Workshop to assist transition planning for Special Education students

by Beth Melo on December 19, 2013

If you have a Special Education student who is approaching the age of 14, take note of this January workshop.

Northborough/Southborough Special Education Parent Advisory Council has teamed up with PACS of Hudson and Westborough. They will be holding a workshop for parents and professionals entitled “Turning 14, An Introduction to the Transition Planning Process”.

The workshop is January 9, 2014 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm, At Algonquin Regional High School, 79 Bartlett St, Northborough. (Enter through main Rotunda entrance and follow signs to Black Box Theater.)

Pre-registration is requested through www.nspac.org.

Here are the details:

Massachusetts special education law requires that Transition planning must begin at age 14 and continue throughout the high school years as students prepare to journey into a full and inclusive adult life. Coordinated and continuous transition preparation promotes better post school outcomes for students with disabilities. This program is appropriate for anyone with a child who will require special education transition planning within the next two years.

This introductory Transition workshop will address: Development of self-advocacy and self-determination skills to support the student’s vision, how Transition Assessments identify students’ strengths and interests as well as areas of academic and functional skill development needed to support Transition goals, how the Transition Planning Form guides the conversation to develop Transition goals which lead to meaningful opportunities in education, training, employment and independent living.

To ensure we have enough presentation copies, please RSVP from the link on our website, WWW.NSPAC.ORG. Updates or weather related cancellations will be posted to our website.

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