If you are an expectant parent or have been parenting your child with Down Syndrome
Transition Series is an annual 2-day, interactive experience offered by the Arc of Northern Virginia. It is designed to educate and empower families and individuals with disabilities as they transition from school-provided services to community-based services for adults.
While parents, caregivers, and disability services professionals are attending a series of workshops, young adults with disabilities are engaged in a curriculum of various lessons and activities facilitated by Marymount University students. These activities are designed to address a range of transition situations they may encounter, including social, communication, employment, and recreation skills.
Topics for Parents & Caregivers Include:
• Employment supports and services
• Meaningful day activities
• Legal authority options
• Medicaid waivers and managed care
• SSI and SSDI
• Special needs trusts and ABLE accounts
Topics for Transitioning Youth & Young Adults (ages 14-25) Include:
• Independent living skills
• Social skills
• Communication skills
• Recreation and social activities
• Employment skills
• Self-advocacy skills
Dates: Saturday, September 26th –AND– Saturday, October 17th
Times: 8:30am – 3:00pm
Location: Marymount University – Ballston Center, 1000 N. Glebe Road, Arlington VA
Cost: $50 per family – or – $25 per individual
Space is limited and preregistration is required. Click HERE to learn more!