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The 2013 Maryland Transition Conference

Oh the Places You’ll Go!

Sponsored by The Governor’s Interagency Transition Council for Youth with Disabilities


Rachael Faulkner  rfaulkner@mdod.state.md.us  410-767-3652


Saturday November 16, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST
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Bowie Comfort Inn & Conference Center  4500 Crain Highway Bowie, MD 20716
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Primary Purpose

To enhance the knowledge and skills of youth/young adults with disabilities and their families in successfully transitioning to post-school outcomes of employment, postsecondary education and independent living.

Who Should Attend

The primary audience is youth/young adults with disabilities and their families.  Professional stakeholders, advocates and community partners supporting youth and young adults with disabilities are also welcome to attend.

Keynote Presentations

  • Living the Dream: Disability, Transition & Employment – Michael Murray, U.S. Office of Personnel Management
  • Transitioning to College: Student & Parent Perspectives on the Transition to Postsecondary Education

Breakout Sessions for Youth

  • Getting Ready for the Real World
  • Self-Advocacy: A Life-Long Skill
  • Using Social Media to Get the Job

Breakout Sessions for Parents & Guardians

  • Employment First and DDA: What to Expect
  • Finding Money for College
  • Getting Your First Place: How to Move Out of Your Family’s Home!
  • iTransition-Health: Self-Management Skills for Health Care
  • Nontraditional Employment Options
  • SUCCESS at UMBC: Postsecondary Education for Students with Intellectual Disabilities
  • Transition Planning 101: Entitlement to Eligibility
  • Work Incentives for Transitioning Youth with Disability Benefits

Parents Speak – Open Feedback Discussion

  • Facilitated open discussion among parents and guardians to discuss transition planning, ask questions and provide feedback

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