Getting Ready for the Age of Majority– Webinar from PACER Center

Summary:

Age of majority is the age when children legally become adults. At this time, they gain the rights of adults, which include the right to vote, marry, apply for a credit card, make medical and financial decisions for themselves, sign contracts, live independently, and much more. In most states the age of majority is age 18.

This webinar discusses:

  • why age of majority is a critical issue for parents and youth with disabilities alike;
  • the importance of starting early and building young people’s decision-making skills;
  • resources, strategies, and tools for preparing youth for reaching their age of majority;
  • the valuable role that supported decision-making and person-centered planning can play in supporting the young person after he or she gains their majority; and
  • the part that Parent Centers can play in moving this message forward

Click below to view/listen to the webinar-

https://tadnet.adobeconnect.com/_a984157034/p1ee767bi0b/?launcher=false&fcsContent=true&pbMode=normal

 

Handouts, and additional information for the webinar can be found here-

http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/webinar-aom/

Upcoming Webinars Through Michigan Alliance for Families

April 15th “Extended  School Year” with Kelly Orginski from Michigan Alliance for Families, noon to 1pm. This webinar will help parents/staff better understand the purpose of ESY, factors to consider, and ESY as part of the IEP Flyer- http://www.michiganallianceforfamilies.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/2014-IEP-Webinar-Series-Flyer.pdf

Regster-  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4130208034979021825

April 17th- “Transition and the Law” with Mark McWilliams from Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, noon to 1pm. Almost all students in special education are entitled to prevocational, vocational and transition planning and services. The school should offer assessment and services to help your child prepare for life after school, including work and other community activities. The school must include transition goals and services in a student’s IEP.  Mark will explain the options, steps and timelines involved in transitioning from public schools.

Flyer- http://www.michiganallianceforfamilies.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/2014-Transition-Webinar-Series-Flyer-1.pdf

Register- https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8514929564050912001

April 22-  “Procedural Safeguards” with Kelly Orginski from Michigan Alliance for Families, noon to 1pm. This webinar will help parents/staff better understand the purpose of procedural safeguards, which is to inform parents about the rights and protections available under Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. When you know your rights, you’re better able to be an equal participant in the Individualized Family Service Plan/Individualized Education Program (IFSP/IEP) process, and know how to disagree when something isn’t working. Flyer- http://www.michiganallianceforfamilies.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/2014-IEP-Webinar-Series-Flyer.pdf

Registerhttps://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2844288504364819713

April 24th- “Rethinking Guardianship: Facilitating Life-Long Self Determination” (Part 1) with Dohn Hoyle, Executive Director of The Arc Michigan, noon to 1pm.  This presentation will provide participants with a long-term view of the consequences of establishing guardianship. It will cover alternative and empowering ways to address the barriers and circumstances which will inevitably face students with a cognitive or intellectual disability as well as those with communication difficulties as they move into the adult world.  This two hour presentation has been divided into 2 webinars.  This is part 1 of 2. Flyerhttp://www.michiganallianceforfamilies.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/2014-Transition-Webinar-Series-Flyer-1.pdf

Register-https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7144515863377021185

April 29th “Discipline/ Suspension/ Expulsion- Protections for Students with IEPs” with Mark McWilliams from Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, noon to 1pm.  This webinar will provide an overview of discipline issues related to students with disabilities, including suspension, expulsion, and manifestation determination review. Flyer- http://www.michiganallianceforfamilies.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/2014-IEP-Webinar-Series-Flyer.pdf

Register- https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/167864996618365698

 

 

 

 

 

Free Webinar Encourages Understanding

September 20, 2012
By Autism Society

Autism NOW will present the following webinar:

Look Through Our Eyes
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
2:00 to 3:00 PM EDT

The words, attitudes and actions of others can often impact an individual’s life more than his disability! Register for this webinar to learn how self-advocates in Vermont are teaching others to “Look Through Our Eyes.” Max Barrows and Nicole LeBlanc from Green Mountain Self-Advocates will demonstrate and share training activities that they do with support workers, college students, bus drivers and more. Listen in to get all the information you need to learn how to do this training in your community!

Click on this link to reserve your seat!– https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/registrations/new?cid=39mvyciuwyru