Guiding the Journey

The Parents’ Place of Maryland’s Virtual Guiding the Journey!

Preparing for Life After High School

It is never too early or too late to start planning for life after high school – this is the training to help
prepare parents of youth age 14 for transition after high school. Got a 14-year-old? Sign up! Have a
youth ages 15-21? Sign up! This training is for you!

This training includes Charting the LifeCourse Tools to help you navigate the transition process
and is FREE!

During this training, parents will…
Gain an understanding of their changing role;
Complete homework individualized to their youth;
Develop a customized Vision and Action Plan.

IMPORTANT DATES
Feb. 4, 2022
Application due
Feb. 8, 2022
Applicants will be notified
of acceptance
Feb. 15, 2022
Mandatory Orientation
12pm or 7pm

DATES OF TRAINING
Feb. 26, 2022 9:30am – 12:30pm
March 5, 2022 9:30 am – 12:30pm
March 12, 2022 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
March 26, 2022 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Participants must commit to attending all mandatory sessions plus an orientation.

APPLY HERE!

GTJ Spring 2022 Flyer

Guiding the Journey

The Parents’ Place of Maryland’s Virtual Guiding the Journey!

Preparing for Life After High School

It is never too early or too late to start planning for life after high school – this is the training to help
prepare parents of youth age 14 for transition after high school. Got a 14-year-old? Sign up! Have a
youth ages 15-21? Sign up! This training is for you!

This training includes Charting the LifeCourse Tools to help you navigate the transition process
and is FREE!

During this training, parents will…
Gain an understanding of their changing role;
Complete homework individualized to their youth;
Develop a customized Vision and Action Plan.

IMPORTANT DATES
Feb. 4, 2022
Application due
Feb. 8, 2022
Applicants will be notified
of acceptance
Feb. 15, 2022
Mandatory Orientation
12pm or 7pm

DATES OF TRAINING
Feb. 26, 2022 9:30am – 12:30pm
March 5, 2022 9:30 am – 12:30pm
March 12, 2022 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
March 26, 2022 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Participants must commit to attending all mandatory sessions plus an orientation.

APPLY HERE!

GTJ Spring 2022 Flyer

Guiding the Journey

The Parents’ Place of Maryland’s Virtual Guiding the Journey!

Preparing for Life After High School

It is never too early or too late to start planning for life after high school – this is the training to help
prepare parents of youth age 14 for transition after high school. Got a 14-year-old? Sign up! Have a
youth ages 15-21? Sign up! This training is for you!

This training includes Charting the LifeCourse Tools to help you navigate the transition process
and is FREE!

During this training, parents will…
Gain an understanding of their changing role;
Complete homework individualized to their youth;
Develop a customized Vision and Action Plan.

IMPORTANT DATES
Feb. 4, 2022
Application due
Feb. 8, 2022
Applicants will be notified
of acceptance
Feb. 15, 2022
Mandatory Orientation
12pm or 7pm

DATES OF TRAINING
Feb. 26, 2022 9:30am – 12:30pm
March 5, 2022 9:30 am – 12:30pm
March 12, 2022 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
March 26, 2022 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Participants must commit to attending all mandatory sessions plus an orientation.

APPLY HERE!

GTJ Spring 2022 Flyer

Guiding the Journey

The Parents’ Place of Maryland’s Virtual Guiding the Journey!

Preparing for Life After High School

It is never too early or too late to start planning for life after high school – this is the training to help
prepare parents of youth age 14 for transition after high school. Got a 14-year-old? Sign up! Have a
youth ages 15-21? Sign up! This training is for you!

This training includes Charting the LifeCourse Tools to help you navigate the transition process
and is FREE!

During this training, parents will…
Gain an understanding of their changing role;
Complete homework individualized to their youth;
Develop a customized Vision and Action Plan.

IMPORTANT DATES
Feb. 4, 2022
Application due
Feb. 8, 2022
Applicants will be notified
of acceptance
Feb. 15, 2022
Mandatory Orientation
12pm or 7pm

DATES OF TRAINING
Feb. 26, 2022 9:30am – 12:30pm
March 5, 2022 9:30 am – 12:30pm
March 12, 2022 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
March 26, 2022 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Participants must commit to attending all mandatory sessions plus an orientation.

APPLY HERE!

GTJ Spring 2022 Flyer

Guiding the Journey 14

Guiding the Journey 14: Preparing for Life After High School

The transition from school to adulthood for youth with disabilities and special healthcare needs can be challenging. It can be difficult to know where to begin or what the priorities should be. This FREE virtual training, which includes Charting the Lifecourse Tools, will help parents navigate this process and develop a vision and transition action plan with their youth.


This training is for parents or guardians of youth age 14 (or turning 14 soon) who have an IEP or
504 plan.


During this training, parents will…
Gain an understanding of their changing role;
Complete homework individualized to their youth;
Develop a customized Vision and Action Plan.

GTJ 14 Spring 2022 Flyer

Guiding the Journey 14

Guiding the Journey 14: Preparing for Life After High School

The transition from school to adulthood for youth with disabilities and special healthcare needs can be challenging. It can be difficult to know where to begin or what the priorities should be. This FREE virtual training, which includes Charting the Lifecourse Tools, will help parents navigate this process and develop a vision and transition action plan with their youth.


This training is for parents or guardians of youth age 14 (or turning 14 soon) who have an IEP or
504 plan.


During this training, parents will…
Gain an understanding of their changing role;
Complete homework individualized to their youth;
Develop a customized Vision and Action Plan.

GTJ 14 Spring 2022 Flyer

Guiding the Journey

We are taking applications through September 27th! Apply here!

The Parents’ Place of Maryland
Virtual Guiding the Journey
Preparing for Life After High

Apply now for our Guiding the Journey virtual training program. The transition from school to
adulthood for youth with disabilities and special healthcare needs can be challenging. It can be
difficult to know where to begin or what the priorities should be. This FREE virtual training, which
includes Charting the Lifecourse Tools, will help parents navigate this process and develop a vision
and transition action plan with their youth.

This training is for parents or guardians of youth ages 15 – 21 who have an IEP or 504 plan.
During this training, parents will…
Gain an understanding of their changing role;
Complete homework individualized to their youth;
Develop a customized Vision and Action Plan.

 

Guiding the Journey

We are taking applications through September 27th! Apply here!

The Parents’ Place of Maryland
Virtual Guiding the Journey
Preparing for Life After High

Apply now for our Guiding the Journey virtual training program. The transition from school to
adulthood for youth with disabilities and special healthcare needs can be challenging. It can be
difficult to know where to begin or what the priorities should be. This FREE virtual training, which
includes Charting the Lifecourse Tools, will help parents navigate this process and develop a vision
and transition action plan with their youth.

This training is for parents or guardians of youth ages 15 – 21 who have an IEP or 504 plan.
During this training, parents will…
Gain an understanding of their changing role;
Complete homework individualized to their youth;
Develop a customized Vision and Action Plan.

 

Guiding the Journey

We are taking applications through September 27th! Apply here!

The Parents’ Place of Maryland
Virtual Guiding the Journey
Preparing for Life After High

Apply now for our Guiding the Journey virtual training program. The transition from school to
adulthood for youth with disabilities and special healthcare needs can be challenging. It can be
difficult to know where to begin or what the priorities should be. This FREE virtual training, which
includes Charting the Lifecourse Tools, will help parents navigate this process and develop a vision
and transition action plan with their youth.

This training is for parents or guardians of youth ages 15 – 21 who have an IEP or 504 plan.
During this training, parents will…
Gain an understanding of their changing role;
Complete homework individualized to their youth;
Develop a customized Vision and Action Plan.

 

Guiding the Journey

We are taking applications through September 27th! Apply here!

The Parents’ Place of Maryland
Virtual Guiding the Journey
Preparing for Life After High

Apply now for our Guiding the Journey virtual training program. The transition from school to
adulthood for youth with disabilities and special healthcare needs can be challenging. It can be
difficult to know where to begin or what the priorities should be. This FREE virtual training, which
includes Charting the Lifecourse Tools, will help parents navigate this process and develop a vision
and transition action plan with their youth.

This training is for parents or guardians of youth ages 15 – 21 who have an IEP or 504 plan.
During this training, parents will…
Gain an understanding of their changing role;
Complete homework individualized to their youth;
Develop a customized Vision and Action Plan.

 

Guiding the Journey – Parents of 14-year-olds –

The transition from school to adulthood for youth with disabilities and special health care needs can be challenging. It can be difficult to know where to begin or what the priorities should be. This training is specifically for invited parents who have children aged 14, the start of transition age.

Guiding the Journey – Parents of 14-year-olds –

The transition from school to adulthood for youth with disabilities and special health care needs can be challenging. It can be difficult to know where to begin or what the priorities should be. This training is specifically for invited parents who have children aged 14, the start of transition age.

Guiding the Journey – 14

The transition from school to adulthood for youth with disabilities and special healthcare needs can be challenging. It can be difficult to know where to begin or what the priorities should be. This FREE virtual training, which includes Charting the Lifecourse Tools, will help parents navigate this process and develop a vision and transition action plan with their youth.
This training is for parents or guardians of youth age 14 (or turning 14 soon) who have an IEP or 504 plan.
During this training, parents will…
• Gain an understanding of their changing role;
• Complete homework individualized to their youth;
• Develop a customized Vision and Action Plan.

*Applications are now closed*

Coffee and Conversations: Middle and High School

Register here!

Coffee and Conversations for parents of children who are in middle or high school. Join our virtual group to share ideas, share frustrations, get resources, and make new friends!

This group meets the first Monday of the month at 2:00 pm and the third Monday of the month at 6:00 pm.

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Guiding the Journey – 14

The transition from school to adulthood for youth with disabilities and special healthcare needs can be challenging. It can be difficult to know where to begin or what the priorities should be. This FREE virtual training, which includes Charting the Lifecourse Tools, will help parents navigate this process and develop a vision and transition action plan with their youth.
This training is for parents or guardians of youth age 14 (or turning 14 soon) who have an IEP or 504 plan.
During this training, parents will…
• Gain an understanding of their changing role;
• Complete homework individualized to their youth;
• Develop a customized Vision and Action Plan.

*Applications are now closed*

Coffee and Conversations: Middle and High School

Register here!

Coffee and Conversations for parents of children who are in middle or high school. Join our virtual group to share ideas, share frustrations, get resources, and make new friends!

This group meets the first Monday of the month at 2:00 pm and the third Monday of the month at 6:00 pm.

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Coffee and Conversations: Middle and High School

Register here!

Coffee and Conversations for parents of children who are in middle or high school. Join our virtual group to share ideas, share frustrations, get resources, and make new friends!

This group meets the first Monday of the month at 2:00 pm and the third Monday of the month at 6:00 pm.

Coffee and Conversations Middle High School Flyer

Coffee and Conversations: Middle and High School

Register here!

Coffee and Conversations for parents of children who are in middle or high school. Join our virtual group to share ideas, share frustrations, get resources, and make new friends!

This group meets the first Monday of the month at 2:00 pm and the third Monday of the month at 6:00 pm.

Coffee and Conversations Middle High School Flyer

Coffee and Conversations: Middle and High School

Register here!

Coffee and Conversations for parents of children who are in middle or high school. Join our virtual group to share ideas, share frustrations, get resources, and make new friends!

This group meets the first Monday of the month at 2:00 pm and the third Monday of the month at 6:00 pm.

Coffee and Conversations Middle High School Flyer

Coffee and Conversations: Middle and High School

Register here!

Coffee and Conversations for parents of children who are in middle or high school. Join our virtual group to share ideas, share frustrations, get resources, and make new friends!

This group meets the first Monday of the month at 2:00 pm and the third Monday of the month at 6:00 pm.

Coffee and Conversations Middle High School Flyer

Coffee and Conversations: Middle and High School

Register here!

Coffee and Conversations for parents of children who are in middle or high school. Join our virtual group to share ideas, share frustrations, get resources, and make new friends!

This group meets the first Monday of the month at 2:00 pm and the third Monday of the month at 6:00 pm.

Coffee and Conversations Middle High School Flyer

Coffee and Conversations: Middle and High School

Register here!

Coffee and Conversations for parents of children who are in middle or high school. Join our virtual group to share ideas, share frustrations, get resources, and make new friends!

This group meets the first Monday of the month at 2:00 pm and the third Monday of the month at 6:00 pm.

Coffee and Conversations Middle High School Flyer

Coffee and Conversations: Middle and High School

Register here!

Coffee and Conversations for parents of children who are in middle or high school. Join our virtual group to share ideas, share frustrations, get resources, and make new friends!

This group meets the first Monday of the month at 2:00 pm and the third Monday of the month at 6:00 pm.

Coffee and Conversations Middle High School Flyer

Coffee and Conversations: Middle and High School

Register here!

Coffee and Conversations for parents of children who are in middle or high school. Join our virtual group to share ideas, share frustrations, get resources, and make new friends!

This group meets the first Monday of the month at 2:00 pm and the third Monday of the month at 6:00 pm.

Coffee and Conversations Middle High School Flyer

Coffee and Conversations: Middle and High School

Register here!

Coffee and Conversations for parents of children who are in middle or high school. Join our virtual group to share ideas, share frustrations, get resources, and make new friends!

This group meets the first Monday of the month at 2:00 pm and the third Monday of the month at 6:00 pm.

Coffee and Conversations Middle High School Flyer

Coffee and Conversations: Middle and High School

Register here!

Coffee and Conversations for parents of children who are in middle or high school. Join our virtual group to share ideas, share frustrations, get resources, and make new friends!

This group meets the first Monday of the month at 2:00 pm and the third Monday of the month at 6:00 pm.

Coffee and Conversations Middle High School Flyer

Coffee and Conversations: Middle and High School

Register here!

Coffee and Conversations for parents of children who are in middle or high school. Join our virtual group to share ideas, share frustrations, get resources, and make new friends!

This group meets the first Monday of the month at 2:00 pm and the third Monday of the month at 6:00 pm.

Coffee and Conversations Middle High School Flyer

Coffee and Conversations: Middle and High School

Register here!

Coffee and Conversations for parents of children who are in middle or high school. Join our virtual group to share ideas, share frustrations, get resources, and make new friends!

This group meets the first Monday of the month at 2:00 pm and the third Monday of the month at 6:00 pm.

Coffee and Conversations Middle High School Flyer

Coffee and Conversations: Middle and High School

Register here!

Coffee and Conversations for parents of children who are in middle or high school. Join our virtual group to share ideas, share frustrations, get resources, and make new friends!

This group meets the first Monday of the month at 2:00 pm and the third Monday of the month at 6:00 pm.

Coffee and Conversations Middle High School Flyer

Coffee and Conversations: Middle and High School

Register here!

Coffee and Conversations for parents of children who are in middle or high school. Join our virtual group to share ideas, share frustrations, get resources, and make new friends!

This group meets the first Monday of the month at 2:00 pm and the third Monday of the month at 6:00 pm.

Coffee and Conversations Middle High School Flyer

Coffee and Conversations: Middle and High School

Register here!

Coffee and Conversations for parents of children who are in middle or high school. Join our virtual group to share ideas, share frustrations, get resources, and make new friends!

This group meets the first Monday of the month at 2:00 pm and the third Monday of the month at 6:00 pm.

Coffee and Conversations Middle High School Flyer

Coffee and Conversations: Middle and High School

Register here!

Coffee and Conversations for parents of children who are in middle or high school. Join our virtual group to share ideas, share frustrations, get resources, and make new friends!

This group meets the first Monday of the month at 2:00 pm and the third Monday of the month at 6:00 pm.

Coffee and Conversations Middle High School Flyer

Coffee and Conversations: Middle and High School

Register here!

Coffee and Conversations for parents of children who are in middle or high school. Join our virtual group to share ideas, share frustrations, get resources, and make new friends!

This group meets the first Monday of the month at 2:00 pm and the third Monday of the month at 6:00 pm.

Coffee and Conversations Middle High School Flyer

Coffee and Conversations: Middle and High School

Register here!

Coffee and Conversations for parents of children who are in middle or high school. Join our virtual group to share ideas, share frustrations, get resources, and make new friends!

This group meets the first Monday of the month at 2:00 pm and the third Monday of the month at 6:00 pm.

Coffee and Conversations Middle High School Flyer

Coffee and Conversations: Middle and High School

Register here!

Coffee and Conversations for parents of children who are in middle or high school. Join our virtual group to share ideas, share frustrations, get resources, and make new friends!

This group meets the first Monday of the month at 2:00 pm and the third Monday of the month at 6:00 pm.

Coffee and Conversations Middle High School Flyer

Coffee and Conversations: Middle and High School

Register here!

Coffee and Conversations for parents of children who are in middle or high school. Join our virtual group to share ideas, share frustrations, get resources, and make new friends!

This group meets the first Monday of the month at 2:00 pm and the third Monday of the month at 6:00 pm.

Coffee and Conversations Middle High School Flyer

Coffee and Conversations: Middle and High School

Register here!

Coffee and Conversations for parents of children who are in middle or high school. Join our virtual group to share ideas, share frustrations, get resources, and make new friends!

This group meets the first Monday of the month at 2:00 pm and the third Monday of the month at 6:00 pm.

Coffee and Conversations Middle High School Flyer

Guiding the Journey

Application due February 6, 2023!

Do you have a child ages 14 to 21? Does the thought of your child’s life after school make you nervous? Do you want to start planning for the transition process but not sure where to start? Don’t worry, we can help!

Our Guiding the Journey training has gained great recognition and has trained hundreds of Maryland families over the years! During this training, parents will:

Understand their changing role;
Learn about IEP Transition Planning;
Develop a vision* and transition action plan for your youth;
And so much more…

Important Dates

Application due: February 6

Orientation: February 15 12-1 pm or 7-8 pm

Training: February 25, March 4, 11, and 18 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
(Must attend all sessions and one orientation session)

Bonus! Optional Networking Night: March 14 7 pm

Guiding the Journey 2023 Flyer

Guiding the Journey

Application due February 6, 2023!

Do you have a child ages 14 to 21? Does the thought of your child’s life after school make you nervous? Do you want to start planning for the transition process but not sure where to start? Don’t worry, we can help!

Our Guiding the Journey training has gained great recognition and has trained hundreds of Maryland families over the years! During this training, parents will:

Understand their changing role;
Learn about IEP Transition Planning;
Develop a vision* and transition action plan for your youth;
And so much more…

Important Dates

Application due: February 6

Orientation: February 15 12-1 pm or 7-8 pm

Training: February 25, March 4, 11, and 18 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
(Must attend all sessions and one orientation session)

Bonus! Optional Networking Night: March 14 7 pm

Guiding the Journey 2023 Flyer

Guiding the Journey

Application due February 6, 2023!

Do you have a child ages 14 to 21? Does the thought of your child’s life after school make you nervous? Do you want to start planning for the transition process but not sure where to start? Don’t worry, we can help!

Our Guiding the Journey training has gained great recognition and has trained hundreds of Maryland families over the years! During this training, parents will:

Understand their changing role;
Learn about IEP Transition Planning;
Develop a vision* and transition action plan for your youth;
And so much more…

Important Dates

Application due: February 6

Orientation: February 15 12-1 pm or 7-8 pm

Training: February 25, March 4, 11, and 18 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
(Must attend all sessions and one orientation session)

Bonus! Optional Networking Night: March 14 7 pm

Guiding the Journey 2023 Flyer

Guiding the Journey

Application due February 6, 2023!

Do you have a child ages 14 to 21? Does the thought of your child’s life after school make you nervous? Do you want to start planning for the transition process but not sure where to start? Don’t worry, we can help!

Our Guiding the Journey training has gained great recognition and has trained hundreds of Maryland families over the years! During this training, parents will:

Understand their changing role;
Learn about IEP Transition Planning;
Develop a vision* and transition action plan for your youth;
And so much more…

Important Dates

Application due: February 6

Orientation: February 15 12-1 pm or 7-8 pm

Training: February 25, March 4, 11, and 18 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
(Must attend all sessions and one orientation session)

Bonus! Optional Networking Night: March 14 7 pm

Guiding the Journey 2023 Flyer

Transitioning Youth Initiative

This factsheet has information about the Transition Youth Initiative and how to become eligible and understand TY services and the application process.

Esta hoja informativa tiene información sobre la Iniciativa de Jóvenes en Transición y cómo ser elegible y comprender los servicios de TY y el proceso de solicitud.

Resource: URL English URL Spanish - español
Transitioning from Early Intervention Services to Preschool Services

This document explains transitioning from Early Intervention Services to Preschool Services. It includes a list of things to think about and ask your child’s team and a flow chart of important steps.

Resource: PDF Transitioning from Early Intervention Services to Preschool Services
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 Pre Employment Transition Services
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
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 Fillable Guide
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 PDF Spanish - español
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
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 Selecting an Adult Service Provider
A Guide for Transition to Adulthood

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

This toolkit from the Oregon Office on Disability and Health is designed to provide self-advocates with the knowledge, skills and tools to learn about how to best advocate for their health and health care.

Resource: URL Taking Charge of My Health Care Toolkit URL Taking Charge of My Health Care Toolkit
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 Finding Adult Providers
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 Estate Planning for Special Needs
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 Putting it all Together Planning Financially for Special Needs
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 Guardianship and Alternatives
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 Maryland ABLE Informational 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 Special Needs Trusts and ABLE Accounts
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 Alternatives to Guardianship Supported Decision Making

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