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Your Student's Life After School: Register Today for Parent Webinars of Voices of Change (Virtual) Conference

Monday, September 14 - Monday, September 21, 2020

Online via Zoom

Contact: Rhonda White   rwhite@dcqualitytrust.org   (202) 302-6635  

Sponsored by: Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities in partnership with SchoolTalk, Inc.

Quality Trust is continuing to partner with SchoolTalk to provide a Parent Session for the Voices of Change (Virtual) Conference with a focus to parents of transition-age (14-22) students with disabilities. With the start of a new school year during these unprecedented times, it is critical for all parents of a student with a disability to gain information early and stay aware to prepare now for their student’s life after school.

Please register today to join the below virtual opportunities offered by Quality Trust for parents and caregivers to be informed advocates with their students with disabilities. Feel free to contact Rhonda White at rwhite@dcqualitytrust.org or (202) 302-6635 with any questions or concerns.

Workshop #1: “Youth Reaching Age 18: Guardianship and Supported Decision Making” Register here
Monday, September 14th; 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Reaching the age of 18 can be an exciting time for youth with disabilities and their families. It also is a time when many questions arise around their legal responsibilities and need for continuing support. We will discuss the variety of legal options available to support young adults in making critical life decisions around issues such as health care, finances, education, and school-to-adult transition. Attend and learn about adult guardianship and less-restrictive strategies for providing decision-making support to youth with disabilities.

Workshop #2: “Decision-Making Supports in Healthcare for the Youth in Transition” Register here
Thursday, September 17th; 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

For transition-age youth with disabilities, questions can arise about how they can be supported with health care decisions when they turn 18 and become legal adults. We will discuss how to plan ahead of time for that transition, what legal options are available in the health care context, and how to support young adults with medical choices. Come learn about new, innovative tools to support your family in this process, including those that advance Supported Decision-Making.

Workshop #3: "Advocating for your Youth’s Education During Distance Learning" Register here
Monday, September 21st; 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Distance learning is new and has been challenging; but your youth in transition still has the same rights to an appropriate education and supports during distance learning. We will discuss the rights of your youth in transition and strategic tips on how to advocate for services and supports that may be lacking in the transition process. Also, there will be an opportunity for you to share your experience during distance learning and discuss what kind of advocacy is needed for youth with disabilities in the transition process.

Stay encouraged as you support your student this school year!

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