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Howard County, “TRANSITION SYMPOSIUM”
March 24, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
This day-long conference offers parents, caregivers, professionals, and transitioning youth an opportunity to learn about skills and resources needed for successful transition to post-high school employment, education, and independent living! With an expanded menu of 25 workshops designed for families and some specifically for educators and for transitioning youth, the symposium will benefit novices to the process as well as those in need of insight on particular issues. Plenary sessions include Person Centered Descriptions: A Powerful Advocacy Tool and Preparing for Work: What Self Advocates Need to Know. Breakout sessions include Social Security Benefits, Advocacy, Employment, Mental Health Services, Financial Planning, ABLE Accounts, DDA, Transportation and more.
Youth breakout sessions will explore dating and relationships, self-advocacy, cooking, healthy lifestyles, and creating a vision for one’s future.
Early bird registration is $25.00 if received by March 17th and youth registration is just $10.00. Registration fees include breakfast and lunch. For event details, a link to the session descriptions and a link to registration, please visit: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eev2hbyt0dc1abda&llr=p9x9cgdab or contact the Howard County Autism Society at 410-290-3466.
The Transition Symposium is an event of the Transition Outreach Partnership.
Members of the Transition Outreach Partnership include:
- Accessible Resources for Independence, Inc. Center for Independent Living
- Howard County Autism Society
- Howard County Department of Community Resources and Services
- Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks
- Howard County Mental Health Authority
- Howard County Public School System
- NAMI Howard County
- The Arc of Howard County
* PPMD Event