Pre Employment Transition Services

Learn about Pre-Employment Transition Services from PPMD and the Maryland State Department of Education Division of Rehabilitation.

Resource: PPMD Webinar
PPMD 30th Anniversary Open Houses

Learn about the various services PPMD has to offer and who PPMD is based on the following categories:

Early Childhood

Spanish Speaking Families

History of PPMD

Transition

School Age Children

 

Resource: PPMD Webinar PPMD Virtual Open House: Early Childhood PPMD Webinar PPMD Casa abierta para familias hispanohablantes PPMD Webinar PPMD Virtual Open House: History of PPMD PPMD Webinar PPMD Virtual Open House: Transition PPMD Webinar PPMD Virtual Open House: School Age Supports
Youth and Employment

Watch this webinar to learn about workforce development for your youth with disabilities and special healthcare needs.

Resource: PPMD Webinar
Maryland Centers for Independent Living

Learn about our partner: The Maryland Centers for Independent Living.

Resource: PDF https://youtu.be/ynH5ILiPRPw
Supplemental Security Income SSI for Young Adults

Learn the basics of Supplemental Security Income for Young Adults with this PPMD webinar.

Resource: PPMD Webinar
Supported Decision-Making for People with Disabilities

Watch this webinar on Supported Decision Making for People with Disabilities is presented by Megan Rusciano, Esq. from Disability Rights Maryland. Also find related resources.

Resource: PPMD Webinar PDF The What, How, and Why of Supported Decision-Making PDF Supported Decision-Making in Practice
Transition to Adulthood: A guide to helping you and your student

This tool will help guide families of transition age youth on next steps during transition planning by their youth’s age.

Resource: PDF Transition to Adulthood: A guide to helping you and your student
Self-Directed Services: A Handbook for People with Developmental Disabilities Who Are Interested in Directing their DDA Services in Maryland

A handbook for people with Developmental Disabilities who are interested in directing their DDA services in Maryland.

Resource: PDF Self-Directed Services: A Handbook for People with Developmental Disabilities Who Are Interested in Directing their DDA Services in Maryland
Supported Decision Making for People with Disabilities

Watch this webinar on Supported Decision Making for People with Disabilities presented by Yetta Myrick, PPMD’s Health Information and Communications Specialist, sponsored by the Maryland Hub for Inclusive Higher Education. Also find related resources below.

Resource: PPMD Webinar PDF The What, How, and Why of Supported Decision-Making PDF Supported Decision-Making in Practice
Supported Decision-Making for People with Disabilities

Watch PPMD’s webinar about Supported Decision-Making for People with Disabilities here! Also, see here a resource on Supported Decision-Making from The Arc.

Resource: PPMD Webinar Supported Decision-Making for People with Disabilities URL Decision-Making Supports
How to Think College

Students should use this guide to help them conduct a college search.

Resource: PDF How to Think College
Student College Resource Guide

Thinking about college can be overwhelming. There are so many decisions and so many options. It can
feel like the biggest decision of your life. But it’s really just a lot of little choices. This student guide pulls
together some information that we hope will help. Remember, you have to do what’s right for you. Trust yourself!!

Resource: PDF Student College Resource Guide
Health Care Transition Webinar

Watch PPMD’s Health Care Transition webinar here to learn about the process of moving a child to an adult model of health care. Be sure to check out our companion factsheet for more Health Care Transition resources.https://youtu.be/QJ4xIi_xtrs

Resource: PPMD Webinar Health Care Transition PDF Health Care Transition Companion Factsheet
Transition in Maryland – 5 Tips for Families

Its Back to School Time! During this time of COVID when so many parents are figuring out and doing a great job around virtual learning, others are also thinking about transition. Transition planning is as important as reading and math. It is important for you, as the family of a student with a disability, to actively participate and partner in the transition planning process. In this video, we will provide you with Five helpful tips for developing a strong transition plan that will help your student with disabilities achieve their greatest potential. For questions about transition please contact The Parents’ Place of Maryland at 1-800-394-5694.

Resource: PPMD Webinar Transition in Maryland - 5 Tips for Families PPMD Webinar Transición en Maryland - 5 consejos para familias
Transition Activities for School and Home

PPMD has compiled lists of transition activities to be used by educators and families. These lists include activities related to employment, postsecondary education, independent living, and activities specific for educators. Use these lists to find activities to support your transition aged youth.

Resource: PDF Transition Activities for Employment PDF Transition Activities for Postsecondary Education PDF Transition Activities for Independent Living PDF Transition Activities for Educators and Families
Youth Workforce Programs and Services Brochure

Use this brochure provided by the Department of Labor to learn about youth employment services and programs in your area.

Resource: PDF Youth Workforce Brochure
Questions to Ask When Selecting an Adult Service Provider

Ready to Select an Adult Service Provider for Your Young Adult with Disabilities?

If choosing an adult service provider or agency is part of your youth’s transition from school, you will want to be prepared with questions to ask to help you and your young adult determine which provider or agency is going to be the best suited to support his/her desired employment outcomes.  Here is a list of questions that may be helpful in making this important decision!

Resource: PDF
A Guide for Transition to Adulthood (Available in English and Spanish)

Created by the Organization for Autism Research, this guide provides information about autism and the transition to adulthood.

Resource: URL Transition Guide from Organization for Autism Research
Maryland Transition Resource Guide
Resource: URL Maryland Transition Resource Guide
Taking Charge of My Health Care Toolkits
Resource: URL Taking Charge of My Health Care Toolkit URL GOT Transition's Six Core Elements of Health Care Transition™
Perspectives on Neurodivergent Students’ Transitions

UMARC Videos Showing: Perspectives on Neurodivergent Students’ Transitions from High School to Higher Ed or Other Ventures

Resource: URL UMARC Series: Perspectives on Neurodivergent Students' Transitions
Finding Adult Providers

Looking for a healthcare provider for transition to adulthood is vital.  This factsheet offers key questions to consider, and to ask, while on your search.

Resource: PDF
The Role of School Nurses in Transition Planning

The nurse can be a vital member of the IEP team. This short video explains their role in the development of the IEP.

Resource: PPMD Webinar The Role of School Nurses in Transition Planning
Estate Planning for Special Needs

This PPMD webinar, featuring Stephen Elville, covered basic estate planning, universal concepts about leaving assets and financial and tax planning aspects of special needs planning.

Resource: PPMD Webinar
Putting it all Together Planning Financially for Special Needs

In this PPMD webinar, Eric Jorgensen dicussed ABLE accounts and Special Needs Trusts and how they can work together as well as First & Third Party Trusts.

Resource: PPMD Webinar
Guardianship and Alternatives

In this PPMD webinar, guest speaker Stephen Elville discussed benefits and drawbacks of guardianship, alternatives to guardianship and the questions every family should ask before making the decision to pursue guardianship.

Resource: PPMD Webinar
Maryland ABLE Informational Webinar

ABLE accounts allow individuals who receive benefits to maintain those benefits while building assets in a tax advantaged account. This session will provide an overview of the ABLE Act, a look at the features and specifications of the Maryland ABLE plan, information on treatment of account funds, and an opportunity for questions and answers.

Resource: PPMD Webinar
Special Needs Trusts and ABLE Accounts

In this PPMD webinar, guest speaker Mr. Stephen Elville discussed Special Needs Trusts and ABLE Accounts, the benefits and drawbacks of both and what are the questions every family should ask before opening these accounts.

Resource: PPMD Webinar
Alternatives to Guardianship Supported Decision Making

Morgan Whitlatch joined us for this PPMD webinar to discuss practical alternatives to guardianship particularly supported decision-making,  a way people can make their own decisions and stay in charge of their lives, while receiving any help they need to do so.

Resource: PPMD Webinar
Heading for College with Special Health Care Needs, Student Preparation for a Successful Transition

This document shares helpful tips for students with special needs for preparing for transition into college.

Resource: PDF
OSEP A Transition Guide to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Students and Youth with Disabilities

This guide has information about transition planning, including education/work opportunities and programs, transition services and requirements, and real life examples. It also includes an overview of the transition process and a list of key terms.

Resource: PDF
Navigating the Transition Years

In this document you will find a guide to the transition process that will help you better plan for transition. It includes information about education and work opportunities and programs, transition services and requirements, and real life examples. It also includes an overview of the process and a list of key terms.

Resource: PDF

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