SECAC to discuss transition plans
— The Special Education Citizens Advisory Committee will host Heather Maddy, transitions coordinator, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the Centreville Elementary School, 213 Homewood Avenue, Centreville.
Transitioning planning for both students and parents/ caregivers can be overwhelming.
In preparing to leave high school, students will have many decisions to make including: What additional education and/or employment they want to do? Will they live independently? What transportation are available?
Maddy’s presentation will include an overview of the transition programs and services available at Queen Anne’s County Public schools and within the county, including what age transition planning begins, how students’ families are involved and more.
She also will provide information on evidence-based practices and the Maryland Transition Digital Portfolio Tool, which is an electronic, web-based vehicle used to showcase employability skills, as a repository of documents for post-secondary education and as a tool for supporting self-sufficiency through digital reminders and prompts.
A question and answer period will immediately follow the presentation. This session is appropriate for parents, caregivers, providers/therapists and educators of children with special needs and disabilities.
Additionally, updated bylaws are scheduled to be voted on at this monthly SECAC meeting.
The meeting is free. Registration is suggested.
For more information about this program and to register, contact Audri Levering, chairman, SECAC, at [email protected]