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SHIFT - Transition to Adulthood Team Empowerment Conference - Overland Park

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KU Edwards Campus

12600 S Quivira Rd.

Overland Park, Kansas 66213

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This conference is for youth (ages 14-21) who have disabilities and their families. Educators and others who believe all youth should have the opportunity to work, live and play in their communities are also welcome to attend.

The training is designed to help youth, their families and others learn about the how to prepare for life after high school.

  • Get tips for transition planning

  • Understand the importance of using person centered planning including discover and possibility thinking for employment planning.

  • Learn the steps of the Vocational Rehabilitation process.

  • Get strategies and tools for using Vocational Rehabilitation and other supports to set and reach employment goals.

  • Think about what independence means for them.

  • Identify goals for independence in the future.

  • Learn about disability rights and the history of the independent living movement

  • Get information about Centers for Independent Living (CILs) and learn how to access their services.

  • Create an action plan for next steps they will take. Leave with a list of next steps for moving on with career planning and employment.

SHIFT logoThe conference will include resources and the steps to take before and after leaving school including attending college, employment and living as independently as possible. Real life stories will be shared by self-advocates who are following their dreams.

The conference also includes basics about the supports and services available from local workforce centers, vocational rehabilitation agencies, and independent living centers to help youth and families navigate the services they need.

Families Together, Inc is excited to have an opportunity to pilot the SHIFT Transition Workshop as part of the Shift Rehabilitation Services Administration (U.S. Department of Education) project.

Conference Sponsored by Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services


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