2012 Parent Information Series
Are you a parent or guardian of a young adult with an IEP or 504 Plan? Do you know who can provide services after high school graduation? Do you have concerns about accessing supports? If so, you are invited to attend the following FREE informational workshop to learn about available options and resources. Come and get answers to your questions and initiate linkages to the adult services which promote the successful transition of young adults from school to living, learning and earning in their communities.
This workshop will be offered from 6:00 - 8:00p.m. at two different locations:
Tuesday, April 10th at Ulster County BOCES Career & Tech Center, Rte. 9W, Port Ewen, NY
Tuesday, April 17th at Ulster County BOCES, Rte. 32, New Paltz, NY
For More Information or to Register: Contact Lucille Ruggieri at (845) 340-4160 or email LRuggieri@gatewayindustries.org or read more below.
Transition and the IEP: An overview of the transition planning components in an IEP will be reviewed to help parents understand how schools address transition needs and provide services which reasonably enable students to reach their post secondary goals.
ACCES-VR: Office of Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (formerly VESID): An overview of services available to assist persons in obtaining employment and or vocational training will be discussed including eligibility requirements and the development of an Individual Plan for Employment (IPE).
6:30-7:15pm (Break-out sessions: pick A or B)
SESSION A: Transition to College: Learn about some of the key differences a student and parent can expect in a college setting as well as the requirements necessary to access disability support services. A college based program providing supported education for students with mental health needs will also be presented.
SESSION B: Employment and Day Supports: Information will be shared about varying levels of support for employment including: School to Work programs, Job Coaching, Supported Employment, Enclaves, Internships and Vocational Case Management. Alternate supports such as day habilitation services will be reviewed.
Residential Options: Different types of living arrangements and supports will be highlighted to provide assistance in determining which options might be appropriate to consider in planning for your child’s future. The process to obtain residential services will be explained.
7:15-8:00pm (Break-out session)
SESSION A: Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid: Timeframes to apply or re-apply for benefits will be explained as well as various legal methods to defer employment income, which can impact benefit amounts.
SESSION B: OPWDD-Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (formerly OMRDD): Eligibility guidelines and services provided by OPWDD will be discussed including recent changes affecting NYS and the provision of family supports, service coordination, recreation, respite, home and community based waiver services.