Start Now! - Session 1: Working & Advocating - The Future for your Child
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Start Now! - Session 1: Working & Advocating - The Future for your Child

Start Now! - Session 1: Working & Advocating - The Future for your Child

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Foss High School

2112 South Tyler Street

Tacoma, WA 98405

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Start Now! is a learning group for parents and their middle and high school students with intellectual and developmental disabilities to prepare for transition and future employment.

Session 1 of a 7 part series, Working & Advocating – The Future For Your Child will consist of a panel of speakers, both self-advocates and their parents, answering questions about what has worked as they made the transition out of the school system into the world of employment and self-advocacy. The panel will address the entire group, then the groups will break out; self-advocates with students and parents with parents, for more direct and relatable Q&A.

Siblings are welcome and encouraged to participate, but childcare will not be available.

Future topics will include: Understanding the System, Developing Job Skills and Planning for the Future.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Please contact our program coordinators with any questions or for more information!

Parent Track Coordinator: Susan Jackson (253)722-9679 sjackson@wapave.org

Student Track Coordinator: Milissa Burkey (253)722-9564 mburkey@wapave.org

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