Summer 2023 - Transition University

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Summer 2023 - Transition University

Transition University will offer a 5-session self-paced online series to help make transition to adulthood planning easier.


When and where

Date and time

June 5 · 2pm - August 4 · 1pm PDT



About this event

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Life is full of transitions.  For families of children with disabilities thinking about the future can bring mixed emotions. Some families are just trying to make it through day-to-day challenges and might not feel they have the energy to think about what happens after high school. Others may want to plan for that transition but are confused by unfamiliar language, complex steps, and the many agencies that may be involved in adult services.

Join us for this FREE 5-session SELF-PACED online course that focuses on providing parent-friendly transition information to help make transition planning easier. This course is designed for parents/caregivers of elementary, middle, or high school students that receive special education services, and the professionals that support them. The goal is to share factual information on transition services and to help make the transition from school services to the adult services world less confusing. Participants who complete the full course will receive a certificate of completion showing 7.5 hours.

Topics covered in this course will include:

What do we mean by Transition and Why is it Important?

Supported Decision Making, Power of Attorney, Guardianship, and Age of Majority

Future Planning including Special Needs Trust, ABLE Accounts, and Letters of Intent

Transitioning into Independent Living (employment, further education, housing, etc.)

Connecting to Your Community and Adult Services (waivers, SSI, VR, etc.)

And much more!

The course begins the evening of June 5, 2023,  and will be open through August 4, 2023, at 5 pm.

Each week a new session of the course will open each week and will then remain open for the rest of the course time.

Sessions contain video content, written content, discussion opportunities, and resources.

About the organizer

The Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PEATC) is a a statewide non-profit organization that strives to empower students and self-advocates to create positive futures for Virginia's children by working collaboratively with families, schools and communities in order to improve opportunities for excellence in education and success in school and community life. Our special focus is children with disabilities. This event is being presented by PEATC in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE).