Parent Advocacy Boot Camp – Transition OMG! 4 Saturdays

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When: Back to Calendar March 14, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Where: Giant Steps School
309 Barberry Road
Southport,CT 06890
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Cost: free
Contact: Sara Reed

Ready to learn more and start the planning for the day the school bus stops coming?  Our Parent Advocacy Boot Camp – Transition OMG! is just the ticket.  New series begins Saturday March 14, 2015 at Giant Steps School, Southport.  Running on four Saturday mornings from 10:00 – 1:00 this series is designed to introduce you to the issues and concerns related to growing up and becoming a successful, independent adult with ASD.  We will cover the IEP and working with your school district to obtain transition services, understanding and navigating the state and federal agencies that provide adults services, thinking about the legal and financial planning issues necessary as your child ages into adulthood and promoting independence in all areas of life.  Program starts on Sat. March 14 and continues on Sat. March 28, Sat. April 25 and Sat. May 9.  The last workshop is a special “hands on” workshop where you will work in small groups with an ASRC transition consultant to apply what you’ve learned to help create individualized “to do” lists to help get started on your family’s journey towards independent adult life.  Register at 203-265-7717, e-mail info@autismconnecticut.orgPrintable and sharable flyer.


Session 1: Sat. March 14, 2015: General Overview of Transition: Planning for When the School Bus Stops Coming; Transition and the IEP; Common Core Standards; The Adult Services System.

Session 2: Sat. March 28, 2015: Transition to Adulthood: Legal and Financial Issues What happens when your teen becomes an adult, estate planning, state and federal benefits, guardianship, conservatorship, how the adult system works.

Session 3: Sat. April 25, 2015: Issues in Transition Specific to Teens with ASD: Vocational, Community Access, Secondary Education, Independent Living

Session 4: Sat. May 9, 2015: Interactive Planning Workshop: Participants will work in small groups with a transition consultant to help create personal “to do” lists that can be implemented immediately to begin the journey to adulthood. No matter what age your child is, there are steps you can take.

All sessions held at Giant Steps School 309 Barberry Road Southport, CT

10:00 am – 1:00 p.m.


For more information and registration, please call ASRC at 203-265-7717 or e-mail

Intended audience: parents, caregivers, guardians grandparents. Good for educators, teachers, community providers, professionals and anyone else who wants to know more! Presentation and materials based on children with autism spectrum disorders but applicable to all children with special needs. Questions? Contact Sara Reed, Director, Advocacy and Family Services, ASRC at 203-265-7717 or