Transitioning to Adolescence/Adulthood

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Transition Planning: The Basics

Date: August 26, 2014

Length: 1:29:56

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.

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

Length: 1:25:42

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.

Understanding Transition Assessment:

From Mandates to Practices that Lead to Successful Outcomes

Date: September 23, 2014

Length: 56:11

Summary: Cathy Thoni from the California Diagnostic Center defines transitional assessment planning as it relates to youth with disabilities.

Secondary Transition: Passport to the Future

Date: October 28, 2014

Length: 1:13:35

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.

Transition to Adulthood: Meeting Post-Secondary Needs of Older Adolescents

Presenters: Susan Bacalman, LCSW, Jay Lytton, Lynne Weissman, Louise Kronick, MA

Affiliation: Various

Date: August 7, 2008

Length: 1:16:07

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

Length: 30:42

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.

Guardianship and Supported Decision Making

Supported Decision Making in Healthcare

Date: April 1, 2016

Length: 11:22

A joint project with the Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (CEDD) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) about the importance of Supported Decision Making in healthcare for people with disabilities.

Alternatives to Conservatorship: Medical Treatment and the Rights of People who have

Developmental Disabilities

Date: February 10, 2016

Length: 1:34:57

Community Agencies and Services

Understanding Community Agencies and Services: Living Options

Date: March 17, 2015

Length: 1:40:57

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

Length: 1:38:51

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.

Disability Rights California: Your Ally when faced with Roadblocks to Services

Date: April 21, 2015

Length: 1:02:02

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.


Transitioning health care from pediatrics to adult medical providers

Date: May 19, 2015

Length: 1:06:06

Summary: Speakers discussed transitioning health care from pediatrics to adult medical providers.


Supported Decision Making in Healthcare

Date: April 1, 2016

Length: 11:22

A joint project with the Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (CEDD) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) about the importance of Supported Decision Making in healthcare for people with disabilities.

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

Date: April 28, 2010

Length: 1:25:48

Synopsis: Dr. Solomon discusses her current research and community efforts in social skills training of adolescents with neurodevelopmental disorders at the MIND Institute.

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

Length: 48:42

Summary: Assisting people with disabilities to establish successful partnerships with health-care professionals and to maintain their own wellness plans.


Preparing for a Successful College Experience

Date: January 20, 2015

Length: 1:43:37

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.

AT Goes To College 2014

Date: April 28, 2014

Length: 01:41:14

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) »


Working and Saving with Social Security: Yes you can!

Date: March 17, 2016

Length: 1:24:57