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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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'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.
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.
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.
Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities developed the following guides for Georgia families:
- Thinking about Guardianship
- Legal Options Manual
- Guardianship, Conservatorship, and Alternatives – A Practical Guide for Families and Individuals with Developmental Disabilities
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.
- Center for Leadership in Disability, Georgia State University
- National Youth Leadership Network
- Self-Advocacy: Find the Captain in You! (video from the Pacer Center)
- KASA (Kids -and young adults - As Self Advocates)
- Advocating for Yourself in School (English) (Spanish) (Haitian Creole) Tips for middle and high school students
Medical Summary Forms
- Health Care Transition Summary (2 page summary to carry at all times)
- H.I. Doc (portable summary from State of New York)
- My Health Passport (English) and Mi Pasaporte de Salud (Spanish); designed by Florida Center for Inclusive Communities, University of South Florida, for persons with developmental disabilities)
- Electronic Transition Information Form (HealthyTransitionsNY)
Georgia Resources Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (Birth through 21) (A link to the Resource page on the CMS webpage is needed)
National Resources (link to the national resources on the ‘For Health Care Providers’ Section
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: