Thursday, November 11, 2021

Virtual Training Program For Transition To Adulthood

Our friends at Georgia State University are offering a free, virtual training program for parents and family members of individuals with disabilities ages 12-22 on Thursday, December 9, 2021 from 6:00PM - 8:15PM. This single session training program has been developed in collaboration with GSU's Center for Leadership in Disability to increase knowledge and access to transition-related resources and services in Georgia. 

As you may know, individuals with disabilities often experience service delivery gaps upon transition to adulthood. Family members and individual advocates have reported a need for additional avenues for accessing information about adult disability services in the state of Georgia. To address this need, we have partnered with the Georgia State University’s Center for Leadership in Disability to conduct a research study on parent training programs for increasing knowledge of transition-related resources and services for individuals with disabilities. As part of this study, we will host a free, virtual training in collaboration with different agencies and service providers from across the state. This training is open to all parents and family members, regardless of participation in the research study. Training participants will be entered into a drawing to win a $20 Amazon gift card. Ten participants will be randomly selected to receive the gift card.  You do not have to participate in this study to be eligible to participate in this drawing or lottery. Anyone may enter the raffle by clicking on the link below. 


The parent training program will take place virtually on Thursday, December 9, 2021, from 6:00 - 8:15 p.m. In this training, live content experts will present on different services and resources available to individuals with intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities, and autism spectrum disorder between the ages of 12 and 22.   


Topics covered in this training: 

  • Inclusive Postsecondary Education Programs 
  • Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment 
  • Independent Living 
  • Navigating State & Federal Funding Streams 
  • Experiences from parents and individual advocates 


Parents and family members interested in participating in this research study and/or training can click the link below. Questions concerning this study should be directed to Jessica Watson at [email protected]. Thank you for joining us in our efforts to support individuals with disabilities as they transition to adulthood. 

 Click Here To Register for November 9th at Take 

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