Events

TRANSITION 101: PREPARING STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES FOR LIFE AFTER HIGH SCHOOL

February 18, 2020, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

SPONSORED BY THE WALLINGFORD SPECIAL EDUCATION PTAC
This presentation will offer an overview of the secondary transition process for students who receive special education services. Participants will learn about transition planning including the value of student participation, legal requirements, and transition planning in the Individualized Education Program (IEP). It is NEVER too early to learn about transitioning to adult life. This event is FREE.

Location:
Board of Education
100 South Turnpike Road
Wallingford, CT 06492
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TRANSITION 101: PREPARING STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES FOR LIFE AFTER HIGH SCHOOL

February 25, 2020, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Sponsored by CT Family Support Network Northeast Region
This presentation will offer an overview of the secondary transition process for students who receive special education services. Participants will learn about transition planning including the value of student participation, legal requirements, and transition planning in the Individualized Education Program (IEP). It is NEVER too early to learn about transitioning to adult life. This event is FREE.

Location:
Killingly Public Library
25 Westcott Road
Killingly, CT 06239
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Transitioning from Birth to Three

February 26, 2020, 6pm - 8pm

A Training Opportunity for Parents/Caregivers that are raising children that are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.

This training provides an opportunity to hear from a Birth to Three provider who will share insight on how to prepare yourself and your child for the transition from Birth to Three. You will also hear from parents who will share their stories and thoughts having experienced the process with their own child.

RSVP by February 24, 2020 by emailing info@cthandsandvoices.org or by calling (877) 376-2329.

Location:
Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital Pediatric Specialty Center, 2nd Floor
1 Long Warf Drive
New Haven, CT
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Role of the Family: Tips and Tools for Advocating for Your Child with Special Needs

March 5, 2020, 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Learn the skills of advocacy and how to effectively communicate with your child’s school. Participants will learn tips on preparing for meetings with teachers, clearly communicating questions and goals, and how to foster positive relationships with your child’s teachers.

Cost: Free
Location: Frederick F. Brewster School, 126 Tuttle Road, Durham CT

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For questions, please call (860) 739-3089 or e-mail cpac@cpacinc.org.

Transition to Adult Life Webinar and Facebook Live Series

Webinar and Facebook Live

Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center Presents: Transition to Adult Life Webinar and Facebook Live Series.
Save the dates for this five part series available in webinar or Facebook Live format.
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Part 1: Transition and The Law
October 29, 2019 ~ 12:00-1:00 P.M.

Part 2: Transition and the IEP
November 26, 2019 ~ 9:00-10:00 A.M.

Part 3: CT Resources Guiding Transition
December 17, 2019 ~ 7:00-8:00 P.M.

Part 4 Transition to Work
January 14, 2020 ~ 12:00-1:00 P.M.

Part 5: Transition to College
March 24, 2020 ~ 12:00-1:00 PM

REGISTRATION FOR PART 5 IS NOW OPEN!
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For questions, please call (860) 739-3089 or e-mail cpac@cpacinc.org.

10th Annual "One Voice" Conference for Parents and Caregivers of a Loved One with Special Needs

March 25, 2020, 9 am to 2 pm

Charting The LifeCourse Together.
CTFSN staff and parent leaders will share their experiences with you at this event where you can network with others, talk to vendors, take some relaxation time and attend a valuable breakout session.

Registration begins at 9 am.
A light breakfast and lunch will be served.
This event is FREE to parents and self advocates.

Location: Mandell JCC, 355 Bloomfield Ave, West Hartford, CT
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For questions, please call (203) 826-9739 or e-mail registration@ctfsn.org.

Driving on the Spectrum

April 22, 2020, 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Autism: Driving License & Motivation: A Personal Account with Andrew Arboe.
- Driving Readiness
- Discover the reason why someone drives by my "Motivation" format
- Learn tips for the road test
- Learn untold truths of driving

Our guest speaker, Andrew Arboe is an active autism advocate in Connecticut. Andrew has an associate degree from Manchester Community College for their Disability Specialist program. He is a job coach for Plainville Community Schools, Event Facilitator for Planning Across the Spectrum and Clinician for Autism Families CT. He is inspired to help change the lives for all on whatever side of the spectrum and their families. He is also responsible for creating Planning Across the Spectrum's free calendar, which is filled with ongoing autism events all over the state.

This is a great meeting for adults or transitioning teens to attend.
This presentation is no cost to families. All are welcome to attend.

Cost: Free
Location: Killingly Public Library (Community Room), 25 Westcott Rd. Killingly, CT 06239

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To register, please contact Heather Graveline by emailing hgraveline@ctfsn.org or call her at (860) 546-9289.
Please provide name, town, age of adult/child, how many attending. Space is limited.