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February Secondary Transition Community of Practice Meeting

Friday, February 21, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education - Eleanor Holmes Norton II (Room 109)
1050 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20002

Contact: Chelsea Kovacs   chelsea.kovacs@schooltalkdc.org  

Sponsored by: District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education in collaboration with Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities

When: Friday, February 21, 2020, from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Where: DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education
1050 1st Street, NE, WDC, Eleanor Holmes Norton II (Room 109)

Conference Line Number: 1 (872) 240-3311 Passcode: 464-782-285


1. Supported Decision Making in DC: Progress Made and Lessons Learned, presented by Rhonda White, Quality Trust: Supported Decision-Making (SDM) is a way people with disabilities make their own decisions, by using friends, family members, and others they trust to help understand the issues and choices they face. Studies have shown that students with disabilities who are supported to have self-determination skills are more likely to successfully make a successful transition to adulthood, including improved education, employment, and independent living outcomes. In this presentation, we will discuss what SDM means in practical, everyday terms; why SDM is important in the lives of transition-age youth, and what progress has been made so far in D.C. to advance SDM. We also will discuss the results of a recent National Council on Disability report, which included findings and recommendations for what more needs to be done to make SDM a reality in the lives of people with disabilities.

For Questions, Contact: chelsea.kovacs@schooltalkdc.org

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