The Westside Family Resource and Empowerment Center (WFREC) provides an introduction to the important role that parents/guardians play during the transition process and how they can assist you along the way.
Part 2 of the “Early Childhood Transitions” webinar series. This webinar will provide an overview of the transition process from the Early Start program to Lanterman services, Special Education and/or community resources. Program managers will review timelines for transition planning and the important role that parents/guardians play.
Speakers: Cesar Garcia, Niaisha Gonzalez, Rosalba Ortega Recorded Live: May 21, 2020
The series was designed to give parents and educators information on the importance of inclusion of preschoolers with their nondisabled peers as they navigate childcare settings, preschools, and other educational options. Participants were introduced to the legal and researched based best practices for educating preschoolers with disabilities in inclusive settings.
Presented by: Dr. Mary Falvey, Emerita Professor at CSULA
Provides an overview of: the changes to special education and distance learning for the 2020-2021 school year; your educational rights; tips for academic success; services and supports available at the regional center; helpful resources in your community; and more.
Offers assistance in navigating the mental health system (e.g. local school, county and regional center) for students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) who may be at risk for mental health conditions.
Highlights the importance of preparing children and young adults for the various transitions that occur in healthcare. This includes the various agencies, health plans and programs that administer health coverage.
This webinar will help guide you in developing a plan for living on your own (or with a roommate) that includes creating goals, finding a place to live, how to pay for rent and living expenses, current living options available at Westside Regional Center, and more.
The Certified Person-Centered Thinking trainers will guide participants in creating an OPP, share tips on what information to include, and discuss how the use of an OPP can support a smoother transition to adulthood.
Provides information about high school completion options (diploma vs. certificate of completion) and what opportunities they may provide for life after high school. A list of helpful tips are shared for each grade level (9th to 12th).
The panel addressed how they are supporting individuals with developmental disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. They also provided advice for individuals seeking new employment during the pandemic.
Participants were guided through the process of discovering what information to include in a One-Page Profile (OPP) and were provided with a template for an OPP that is catered towards searching for employment.
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