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Supported Decision-Making: Building a Path to an Independent Life

October 19, 1:15 pm – 2:45 pm
The presentation will increase participants’ knowledge of the supported decision-making model, goals to incorporate in the IEP Transition Plan, and how supported decision-making can help remove barriers to the successful employment of people with disabilities. …

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Utilizing Resources from the NTACT:C to Build Transition Planning Knowledge of All Families and Their Youth with Disabilities

October 19, 10:15 am – 11:45 am
Presenters will highlight resources of the National Technical Assistance Center on Transition: The Collaborative, available through its website, The session will include a general overview of the organization of the website with interactive activities. Primarily, the session will focus on the adaptation and use of specific resources to support Parent Centers in achieving their mission to build the capacity of families and support youth in developing self-advocacy and leader…

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Hawaii’s innovative approach to support youth in their education and health transition journey to adulthood

October 18, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Education and health transition supports for youth and families with special health care needs have catapulted in the state of Hawaii over the past few years. Numerous government agencies and nonprofit organizations have created dynamic partnerships to increase awareness and support for youth transitioning to adulthood. We will share our experiences building partnerships, finding common ground, and doing the work together.…

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