Self-Advocacy: “Don’t Forget About Me!”
NJ/DE Virtual Mini-Transition Institute
The Helen Keller National Center (HKNC) in collaboration with the Delaware Program for Children with Deafblindness (DPCDB) and the New Jersey Center on Deafblindness (NJCDB) are hosting a Virtual Transition Institute for the 2022-2023 school year. A variety of online workshops for students and families will be offered, centering around self-advocacy for deafblind transition-aged youth (ages 14-21).
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Who am I? Having an Active Role in Planning
Transition-aged deafblind students will explore who they are as an individual and their accessibility needs as an individual with a disability. At the end of this workshop, students will be able to actively participate in educational and transition planning meetings, such as an IEP. Families are welcome to join their child to support their participation in this workshop, if needed.
The Dream Team: Creating, Building and Using My Support Team
Transition-aged deafblind students and their families will explore how to create and build a support team that follows them through high school and into post-secondary life. Being able to use and adjust a support team is an integral part of transition planning for young adults.
Hopes and Dreams
Transition-aged deafblind students and their families will explore interests, strengths and preferences of each young adult. Activities will help identify likes and dislikes to be included in the IEP and for future planning purposes in the postsecondary world.
April 2023 (coming 4/2023)
Transition Planning: An Advocate’s Perspective
What are the common struggles families face during transition planning? How can families address these challenges? Families of transition-aged deafblind students will explore common challenges and potential solutions to these challenges when coordinating services and supports for their child.