Upcoming Parent Support Workshops

Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities is partnering with SchoolTalk for the Voices of Change (Virtual) Conference to provide the below opportunities to parents of students with disabilities and transition-age youth.

“Youth Reaching Age 18: Guardianship and Supported Decision Making”

Monday, September 14th 1:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.

Presenters:  Morgan Whitlatch and Rhonda White

Reaching the age of 18 can be an exciting time for youth with disabilities and their families. It also is a time when many questions arise around their legal responsibilities and the need for continuing support. We will discuss the variety of legal options available to support young adults in making critical life decisions around issues such as health care, finances, education, and school-to-adult transition. Come learn about adult guardianship and less-restrictive strategies for providing decision-making support, including Supported Decision-Making and Powers of Attorneys, among others.  We also will debunk some of the myths surrounding these options, with the goal of fully informing families of the many ways to support youth with disabilities with decision-making in D.C.

Click here to register for this webinar on September 14th.

“Decision-Making Supports in Healthcare for the Youth in Transition”

Thursday, September 17th 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

Presenters:  Morgan Whitlatch and Rhonda White

For transition-age youth with disabilities, questions can arise about how they can be supported with health care decisions when they turn 18 and become legal adults.  We will discuss how to plan ahead of time for that transition, what legal options are available in the health care context, and how to support young adults with medical choices.  Come learn about new, innovative tools to support your family in this process, including those that advance Supported Decision-Making.

Click here to register for this webinar on September 17th.

Advocating for your Youth’s Education During Distance Learning”

Monday, September 21st, 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Presenters: Jonathan Martinis and Rhonda White

Distance learning is new and has been challenging; but, your youth in transition still has the same rights to an appropriate education and supports during distance learning.  We will discuss the rights of your youth in transition and strategic tips on how to advocate for services and supports that may be lacking in the transition process. Also, there will be an opportunity for you to share your experience in the transition process during distance learning and discuss what kind advocacy is needed for youth with disabilities in the transition process.

Click here to register for this webinar on September 21st.

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