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Tuesday, November 6
 

10:15am PST

Family Guideposts: It takes a Family for Successful Youth Transition

Any one family, school, or program cannot meet the diverse needs of youth. The Family Guideposts helps families navigate the complication world of transition. This session highlights what families can do and need to know to provide students' transition into adulthood.

Presenters
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Jessica Queener

Senior Program Associate, Institute for Educational Leadership


Tuesday November 6, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am PST
Grand C & D

10:15am PST

Finding Inclusive College - Stumbling into continuums of inclusion

After high school, students with intellectual disabilities often “fall off of a cliff” into isolation and marginalization. Here’s one family’s journey of avoiding the cliff, finding a path toward living an inclusive adult life and stumbling into Continuums of Inclusion via an inclusive post-secondary program.

Presenters
avatar for Beth Foraker

Beth Foraker

Founder and Director, The National Catholic Board on Full Inclusion
Beth Foraker is a mom to four children: Jack, 25, Mary Kate, 23, Patrick, 19 and Caroline, 12. Her third child, Patrick, has Down Syndrome.Beth works for UC Davis in the School of Education with beginning teachers in their Multiple Subject Credential/Masters Program.She is the Founder... Read More →



Tuesday November 6, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am PST
Orange 1 & 2

10:15am PST

Rethinking Conservatorship During Transition

“During transition, conservatorship is a common consideration for many families with loved ones who have developmental disabilities. This presentation will look at the legal intent of conservatorship, the potential consequences of conserving people who have decision-making capacity and less restrictive options that should be considered prior to considering conservatorship.”

Presenters
avatar for Steve Ruder

Steve Ruder

Community Health Supervisor, MIND Institute
For the majority of his career, Steve Ruder worked as a direct support staff, serving people with disabilities and their families. Steve came to the UC Davis MIND Institute as a job coach in 2011 and then began working with the Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (CEDD... Read More →



Tuesday November 6, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am PST
Grand G

4:15pm PST

The Ability-Centered Transition System (ACTS)

The Ability-Centered Transition System (ACTS)
ACTS provides 1) a research-based conceptual framework through which students are better
prepared to pursue post-secondary life outcomes that are aligned to their abilities, strengths, and
interests, and 2) the organizational framework to assist schools in the development and implementation of a school-wide transition program.

Presenters
avatar for Rachel De Bruin

Rachel De Bruin

Transition Coordinator, Connecting Waters Charter School
Rachel De Bruin, M.A., Transition Coordinator, Connecting Waters Charter Schools / Founder, Ability-Centered Educational ServicesRachel De Bruin has worked in special education (as a teacher and administrator) for over 15 years. From early in her career, Rachel often felt frustrated... Read More →



Tuesday November 6, 2018 4:15pm - 5:30pm PST
Orange 1 & 2
 
Wednesday, November 7
 

1:00pm PST

High Expectations: Know Better, Do Better...

Parents have a role in the child’s transition planning yet how are we preparing them to know what to do, how to partner and support their child’s dreams! Listen how two moms rolled up their sleeves and learned transition is not what we want for our children, but what they want!

Presenters
avatar for Ellen Coulston

Ellen Coulston

Ellen Coulston (@ellenritac) is a graduate of the George Washington University’s Graduate Transition certificate program. A 2012 Mary Custie awardee presented by the State Council for People with Disabilities, Coulston is the 2011 Parenting Magazine MOM Congress delegate for the... Read More →
avatar for Cheryl Fortunato

Cheryl Fortunato

Cheryl Fortunato (@cherylfortunato) is a mom who has been immersed in her son’s journey, desiring the best opportunities for him, which is no different than what she wanted for her other child. Cheryl felt awakened in going through the discovery process and identified a new set... Read More →


Wednesday November 7, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm PST
Grand C & D

1:00pm PST

I Want to Work! I Know I Can! A Resource Guide...

The booklet I Want to Work! I Know I Can is a roadmap to competitive integrated employment for all students, including students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. It is a resource guide to help parents and teachers to explore the map to employment, beginning with making decisions, identify options and culminating in employment and life after high school. It culminates with a community resource guide.

Presenters
avatar for Sue Sawyer

Sue Sawyer

President, CA Transition Alliance
Sue Sawyer, President, CA Transition AllianceSue has combined her experiences as a teacher, counselor, and administrator to become an expert in the field of secondary transition for youth, including youth with disabilities. She is a passionate about the need to provide all youth the... Read More →



Wednesday November 7, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm PST
Marquis NW