Transition Planning: The Parent's Role "Let's Think Outside of The Box"
November 14th, 2015
This collaborative conference will inform parents and professionals about transition planning for children with disabilities. The workshops will have you thinking “outside the box” as you learn unique and creative ways to work through those, sometimes difficult milestones.
Once you have read through all of the conference information you can register online by clicking the registration link on the right hand side of this page, or you can pay by check by clicking the link below for a printable registration form. Please Send the completed form and check payable to,
Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine, Inc.
34 Main St.
Orono, Me. 04473
These forms must be post marked and mailed by November 7th, 2015
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Keynote speakers: Jane and Jesse Bell
Jane and Jesse, mother and son, will share their experience in planning for the future for Jesse. Jane and Jesse looked “far outside the box” to develop a successful transition plan to assist Jesse to live independently.
Parent Professional Partnerships: Working together to achieve successful transition
This portion of the conference will provide a panel of professional from a variety of agencies who will discuss and answer questions to get you thinking outside the box on how to help families through key transitional periods. Panelist will include: Alan Kurtz, Center for Community Inclusion Disability Studies, a representative from Vocational Rehabilitation, Youth Move, Jane Bell – parent, Jim Martin from OCF, Housing – Cathy Curtis, and Employment – TBA, Independent living-TBA.
The topical table will give you the opportunity to sit down and learn information about specific topics from peers and professionals. Please see list of topical tables offered and when registering, please mark your 1st and 2nd choice.
Youth rights vs. Adult rights
Special Education and transition planning
Maine Parent Federation
Autism Society of Maine
GEAR Parent Network
Adoptive & Foster Families of Maine Inc. & The Kinship Program
Break out session #1 (please pick one) 1:15 – 2:30
What you need to know about section 21 & 29 waivers – Presenter will provide the participants with an understanding of section 21 and 29 waivers and what they need to know on how to receive these services.
Break out session #2 (please pick one) 2:45 – 4:00
Guardianship: Pros and Cons -Participants will learn about guardianship, how it works, and alternatives to guardianship, including supported decision making.
Housing Options – Presenter will share information about various housing options to meet the needs of your family member
press "add another participant" at the bottom of the registration form to regiseter a couple for $15.00
November 14 8:00 AM EST - Registration
November 14 9:00 AM EST - Welcome
November 14 9:15 AM EST - Keynote Speakers Jane and Jesse Bell
November 14 10:00 AM EST - Break
November 14 10:15 AM EST - Panel discussion
November 14 11:45 AM EST - Break
November 14 12:00 PM EST - Lunch & Topical Tables of Discussion
November 14 1:00 PM EST - Break
November 14 1:15 PM EST - Breakout Session #1
November 14 2:30 PM EST - Break
November 14 2:45 PM EST - Breakout Session #2