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Dear Families-

I am pleased to offer the first in our Planning for Adult Life series presented by ARC.

These are free, hands-on presentations that last about 45 minutes.

Students are encouraged to attend this upcoming presentation along with parents! 

When: Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Where: David E. Owens Middle School media center, New Milford

Time: 7:00 PM

Planning for Transition: Why it is Vital for Your Student's Future

The transition planning process is evaluating the student's skills, abilities, strengths, challenges, and preferences to envision their life after leaving school.

Planning involves setting goals for the student to strive toward and identifying the needs for support. Carrying out the transition plan can begin and should

be part of the student's Individualized Educational Plan (IEP). Students and families must be actively involved in the transition planning process as early as

possible and keep it moving forward.  This presentation discusses the importance of planning, the steps necessary to plan, and provides hands-on tools

to put a plan in place.

If you are interested in attending, please reserve your spot by emailing wperro@newmilfordschools.org. We will limit the group to 20 families.

Future presentations include:

October 13      Getting the Most Out of Your High School Experience 

October 18      Guardianship

November 3     SSI and Medicaid: How to Apply and Why You Need to Do So

March 6           Accessing Services and "Natural Supports"

April 4             Yes, Your Child Can Work! Working Towards Employment for People with IDD

May 11            Housing 101

More information about each presentation will be given as the program gets closer.