Autism Spectrum Disorders
Chromosome 22q11.2 DS
Fragile X Syndrome
Transitioning to Adolescence/Adulthood
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Transitioning health care from pediatrics to adult medical providers
Date: May 19, 2015
Summary: Speakers discussed transitioning health care from pediatrics to adult medical providers.
Disability Rights California: Your Ally when faced with Roadblocks to Services
Date: April 21, 2015
Summary: Speaker discussed services offered by Disability Rights California, overview of common roadblocks with Regional Centers and Department of Rehabilitation, eligibility and access to needed services and how to advocate for services and, when necessary, use the appeal process.
Understanding Community Agencies and Services: Living Options
Date: March 17, 2015
Summary: Speakers discussed community supports for living independently, how to access support services, developing independent living skills before transitioning and fading long term family support.
Understanding Community Agencies and Services: Employment
Date: February 17, 2015
Summary: Speakers discussed job development and support services available to people with disabilities, including: Regional Center Supported Employment services, Micro Enterprise options, and Department of Rehabilitation Supports.
Preparing for a Successful College Experience
Date: January 20, 2015
Summary: Speakers addressed strategies for students with disabilities for success in college. Speakers included: A representative of a local community college, a representative of the University of California, Davis, a student attending college with traditional support from the college disabled student program and a student attending college with additional Tailored Day Service support from the Regional Center.
Secondary Transition: Passport to the Future
Date: October 28, 2014
Summary: Wendy Longwell from Rowell Family Empowerment gives advice on Special education law as it pertains to transition. Transition goals and how they relate to courses of study. Differences between a certificate of completion and a diploma. Understanding the differences between high school and college and alternatives to college, including vocational training programs, internships and volunteer opportunities for on-the-job training
Understanding Transition Assessment:
From Mandates to Practices that Lead to
Date: September 23, 2014
Summary: Cathy Thoni from the California Diagnostic Center defines transitional assessment planning as it relates to youth with disabilities.
Transition Planning: The Basics
Date: August 26, 2014
Summary: Sue Sawyer from the California Transition Alliance gives advice on accomplishing transition planning for high school students. She discusses achieving compliance with Federal guidelines on the IEP, factors that lead to positive outcomes for students with IEPs, student participation in the IEP, and parent/family and interagency collaboration for successful transition planning.
AT Goes To College 2014
Date: April 28, 2014
Summary: It is never too early for students with disabilities to think about college. Many students with disabilities use or could benefit from using assistive technology (AT) to support their learning, but what is available for use at the college level? What can students, families and educators do to prepare for the use of assistive technology in college? Additional Materials (PDF)
Social Skills Training in High-Functioning Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Important Issues and Future Directions
Presenter: Marjorie Solomon, Ph.D.
Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute CEDD
Date: April 28, 2010
Synopsis: Dr. Solomon discusses her current research and community efforts in social skills training of adolescents with neurodevelopmental disorders at the MIND Institute.
Keep Your Eye on the Donut: Transition Planning for Youth with Intellectual Disabilities
Presenters: Judith L. Cohen, J.D., M.A.
Affiliation: CA Association for Parent-Child Advocacy
Date: August 6, 2010
Summary: Five critical competencies that should drive transition planning for the work place, and how these competencies can be addressed at all levels of the educational process.
Becoming an Effective Wellness Advocate
Presenters: Sharon Fallis, B.S. & Robert Taylor
Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities & California Department of Developmental Services
Date: August 7, 2009
Summary: Assisting people with disabilities to establish successful partnerships with health-care professionals and to maintain their own wellness plans.
Personal Stories of Successful Transition to Self Sufficiency and Employment
Presenters: Laurie Hoirup, M.S., Rachel Stewart, B.A., & Tammy Eudy
Affiliation: California State Council on Developmental Disabilities & California Health Incentives Improvement Project
Date: August 7, 2009
Summary: Assisting people with disabilities to obtain employment and self-sufficiency, i.e. benefits planning, Social Security work incentive programs, personal assistance services, assistive technology, independent living, and employment services.
Transition to Adulthood: Meeting Post-Secondary Needs of Older Adolescents
Presenters: Susan Bacalman, LCSW, Jay Lytton, Lynne Weissman, Louise Kronick, MA
Date: August 7, 2008
Preparing Students with Disabilities to Transition into Post-Secondary Activities
Presenter: Robin Church, Ed.D. & Derek Glaaser, Ed.D.
Affiliation: Kennedy Krieger Institute
Date: August 8, 2008