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Prince George’s County, “Transition 101- Safety and Self Advocacy” Workshop
November 21, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST
The Arc Prince George’s County to Host Series on Transitioning from School to Adult Life
UPPER MARLBORO, MD – The Arc Prince George’s County is set to begin Transition 101, a six-session workshop series to help families of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) prepare for the transition to independent adulthood their children will soon face.
The monthly workshop series was made possible by a grant from the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council and will run from September 2017 through May 2018.
Each two-hour seminar is designed for parents of transitioning I/DD youth ages 14-21.
“The information being offered through this series is not easily available but so very essential to the well being of children with disabilities transitioning into adulthood,” says Melonee Clark, Outreach and Resource Program Administrator for The Arc Prince George’s County. “Families are vulnerable to losing necessary benefits if they are not educated on how to transition and take action in a timely fashion.”
Please join us for one of our fall sessions:
Tues.Sept. 19 Future Planning Benefits
Tues. Oct. 17 Person Center Planning
Tues. Nov. 21 Safety and Self Advocacy
Doors open at 6:00pm
Sessions begin at 6:30pm
For more information and to register contact:
Melonee Clark at (301) 925-7050 ext.307
“Transition 101” workshops aim to empower parents by providing vital assistance and knowledge help their children.
Covered topics in each highly interactive workshop range from navigating the complex and multi-step process of applying for state and federal support once the student reaches age 21; supporting a transitioning youth’s evolving independence; and identifying opportunities for postsecondary education and employment.
Materials, guides and information for parents will be provided free of charge, and each session concludes with open question-and-answer periods.
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