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The Intersection of Future Planning and Special Education Transition Planning
Planning for the future is a crucial process for individuals and families as they plan for secure and fulfilling futures for and with their loved one with a disability. While creating a future plan often seems inaccessible or challenging for families, it is possible and necessary to create a person-centered plan to document the wants, needs, and available resources for an individual with a disability. The post-secondary school transition process serves as a great example of a necessary student-centered future planning process. In this webinar, attendees will learn about how Special Education transition planning fits into the broader idea of future planning. Attendees will gain insight into approaches for effective transition planning for students with IEPs as well as considerations for families, educators, and support professionals as they collaborate with the student during the transition planning process.

Access Note: This webinar will be captioned. The recording will be available to view on demand for those who register. Questions? Email futureplanning@thearc.org.

Dec 7, 2022 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Katy Schmid
Director of Education and Technology Initiatives @The Arc
Katy Schmid is the Director of Education and Technology Initiatives at The Arc. She graduated with honors from Longwood University earning her master’s degree in education with a K-12 special education certification as well as a K-6 general education certification. After many years in the classroom, she moved on to oversee technology integration and implementation for secondary and postsecondary students with disabilities as an Assistive Technology Resource Professional at Fairfax County Public Schools. She immediately saw the impact that assistive technologies can have on the goal advancement of individuals with disabilities. As her passion for technology integration grew, she joined Rethink Ed as the Director of Professional Services where she worked to provide technology and behavior supports for teachers and students across the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast United States. Most recently, she became certified by International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) as a Certif