SECAC to dis­cuss tran­si­tion plans

The Star Democrat - - LOCAL -

— 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]

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