August 24, 2017 By CDHD G.P.S. Transition Conference Registration is open for the G.P.S. Transition Conference in October. Please note: You MUST register through Eventbrite! Are you ready for your child’s transition from high school into the “real” world? On Friday, October 13th, come and learn how to plan a roadmap for smooth driving in a bumpy world. The Transition: Do you have your G.P.S. (Goal, Plan, Support)? Conference will address the needs of young adults with special needs. Transition into the adult world can present challenges for all young people. The process of transition may be more difficult for some youth with disabilities and will require unique strategies to enable each student to achieve the maximum possible independence. Topics that will be explored include: guiding your child toward their interests, accessing transition services, practicing self-care, and navigating college support systems. After graduating from high school, there are a wide range of options for the future and choosing that path is a big decision. Some options include: going to college; attending a trade or technical school; participating in a job training or internship program; volunteering; getting a job in the community or starting a business. Each of these options takes planning to be successful. Waiting until a student is ready to graduate is simply too late to begin the transition process. It is important to remember that there is no “system” like special education that entitles a student to receive appropriate supports and services after they graduate from high school. Authors of the book, Shut Up About Your Perfect Kid, will be featured speakers at the conference. In addition, individuals from the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare will be speaking about the transition process and how to break the process into manageable steps. Lastly, a local attorney will be speaking about understand support services at a college or university. DATE AND TIME Friday, October 13, 2017 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM PDT LOCATION UI Bruce Pitman Center - Vandal Ballroom 709 Deakin Avenue Moscow, ID 83844 COST $25.00 No RefundsRegister through Eventbrite SPONSOR Denise Wetzel Families Together Thank you to the Idaho Community Foundation and Idaho Council on Developmental Disabilities for funding support of this conference.