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Transition to Adulthood Webinars

Funded by the Georgia Department of Public Health through the State Implementation Grants for Integrated Services for CSHCN (D70MC24121-02-00) and created by Parent to Parent of Georgia.

- Thinking About College? VR Can Help

Calling all high students with disabilities who want to go to college! This webinar is co-presented by a current college student with disabilities and a Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Counselor. Hear from a college student who applied for services, became eligible for services, and identified services needed from VR. VR may be able to help you too! View the webinar and learn more. Running time: 25 minutes.

- Finding your Way: Transitioning from High School to College

Considering college?  Parent to Parent of Georgia presents a webinar for youth with disabilities called “Finding Your Way:  Transitioning from High School to College”. Hear from young adults with disabilities who have successfully navigated their way through post-secondary education by using on-campus Disability Services. Don’t miss these unique perspectives on transitioning from high school to college and beyond! Running time: 28 minutes.

- Independent & Community Living

Do you enjoy doing things independently? Do you want to get involved in sports, recreation or social activities? Do you want to learn how to volunteer? Then this is the webinar for you! Please listen to Amy Pileggi as she talks about life as an individual with a disability, her involvement in her community and her journey to become employed. Running time: 24 minutes.

- Supported Employment

Do you know what Supported Employment is? Would you like to know more about how you can obtain a job and receive support to make it successful? Diane Prindle with Briggs and Associates facilitates a panel of 3 individuals with disabilities who share about their experiences with Supported Employment and how it has provided them with a positive outcome in their careers. Running Time:  42 minutes

- Ready for Fun after High School?

Do you want to get involved in social clubs, sports or recreational activities? Are you looking for opportunities to meet new people and become active in your community or college after high school? Learn from the experiences of Michael Holton, Caroline Alford, and Angel Salcedo as they talk about the activities they love and how they became involved in their schools and community. Gavin Colquitt, EdD. Assistant professor at Georgia Southern University will join the webinar as facilitator. Running Time:  34 minutes

- Managing my Healthcare

Has your mom always managed your doctors’ appointments? Is your dad the one who has to remind you to take your meds? How well do you really know your body? Annzie Hine is a college freshmen transitioning to taking care of her own healthcare and medications. Join Annzie as she will discuss how she now manages her own healthcare needs. Running Time: 14 minutes

- My Path to Higher Education

Do you have a disability? Do you want to go to college? Then this is the webinar for you! You're invited to listen to Joshua Williams as he talks about his personal journey of self advocacy. Hear as he shares his moving story of strength and perseverance as he works towards his dream of attending college. Running Time:  26 minutes

- How to Embed Health Goals into the IEP

Does your child's IEP have any health related goals needed to successfully transition to adulthood? If your child has health related issues, can they explain to a professional (either verbally or with assistive technology) what their symptoms are? Does your child need constant reminders about taking their medications? If so, join Sitara Nayak from Parent to Parent of Georgia walks you through the process of incorporating health related goals into your child's IEP. Running time: 32 minutes.

Transition to Adulthood Webinars

Created by Parent to Parent of Georgia.

- Vocational Rehabilitation 101: Successful Transition from School-to-Work

If your youth with special needs is on the path to enter the work force, then join us to find out what services are provided by the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Administration (GVRA). This presentation will be a basic overview of Vocational Rehabilitation services. Running time: 25 minutes.

- Does your Child have the IEP Health Goals Needed to Successfully Transition to Adulthood?

Does your child's IEP have any health related goals needed to successfully transition to adulthood? If your child has health related issues, can they explain to a professional (either verbally or with assistive technology) what their symptoms are? Does your child need constant reminders about taking their medications? If so, join us as Sitara Nayak from Parent to Parent of Georgia walks you through the process of incorporating health related goals into your child's IEP. Running time: 32 minutes.

- Medicaid and SSI: What happens when my child turns 18?

Your 18 year old might be eligible for SSI and/or Medicaid.  Find out what happens once he or she turns 18. Join us as Curtis Rodgers, Project Director of the Benefits Navigator Program at the Shepherd Center, gives an overviews of what your options are and tips to help you prepare for these changes. Running time: 52 minutes.

- Thinking Outside the Box for Employment/Career Options

In today’s economy, unemployment is an issue for so many, but more so, for a loved one with a developmental disability.  As a mom or dad, it is hard to watch your son or daughter upset time & time again after applying for a job and not getting it.  Hear from other parents and learn how they looked outside of the traditional employment box to find meaningful opportunities for their children. Running time: 40 minutes.

- Community Living Options: Living Arrangements:  Where’s My Child Going to Live?  Exploring options available for your child.

- Healthcare: Establishing a Medical Home.

Guardianship

Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities developed the following guides for Georgia families:

Parent to Parent of Georgia

Guardianship and Estate Planning for the Beneficiary with Disabilities: This webinar features Atlanta attorney, David Pollan of The Pollan Law Firm. Mr. Pollan speaks about the legal responsibilities of guardianship and estate planning and the different options available to insure that an individual's future needs are met.

Youth Leadership

Medical Summary Forms

Online E-Communities

Funded by the Georgia Department of Public Health through the State Implementation Grants for Integrated Services for CSHCN (D70MC24121-02-00) and created and monitored by Parent to Parent of Georgia.

  • Georgia Transitions - Youth Group is a facebook group for teens and young adults to get information that will help to answer the question, "what are you going to do after high school"? To join the group go to: https://www.facebook.com/groups/GATransitions4Youth
  • Join the Georgia Transitions - Parent Group. This is a place for us to pose a question, reveal a dream, or share a resource so that we can help and support each other as our kids transition to the next phase of life . . . adulthood. To join the group go to: https://www.facebook.com/groups/GATransitionsParentsGroup