Champions for Children with Disabilities
February 1, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: PACER Center 952-838-9000, 800-53-PACER
PACER Center workshop in Rosemount will explore using the IEP to develop transition services for youth with disabilities
Minneapolis: PACER Center will offer “Transition: Pathway to the Future — Using the IEP to Develop Transition Services,” a free workshop for parents of youth with disabilities and for professionals. The workshop will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16 at Dakota County Technical College, 1300 145th St. E., Rosemount.
Transition planning is an important step in preparing a student with a disability for life after high school. Participants at this workshop will learn how to help students achieve their dreams and goals.
Parents of students in eighth grade and beyond are encouraged to attend. Topics will include:
- Evaluating a child’s educational needs related to transition
- Identifying required transition area for planning, including postsecondary education and training, employment, and independent living
- Recognizing people inside and outside the school community who can support a child’s transition planning
- Knowing what transition services on a child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) may include
- Understanding age of majority and transfer of rights to a student
- Learning about adult services
Participants will receive a packet of helpful information and resources. This workshop is funded in part by a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education.