Full course description
Pre-Recorded Webinar: This webinar will offer attendees an overview of the transition process for youth with disabilities. The transition process looks different for every person depending on their capabilities, level of independence, and access to support systems. Along with an overview of the process, attendees will be given an overview of a timeline for clients and their families to use as a guide through the process. It will also include ideas to foster independence. By understanding the transition process, ways to tailor a plan to an individual’s specific needs, and the importance of planning, attendees will be able to enhance their support for clients and their families. The webinar will also offer suggestions for organizations to put in place to standardize support.
Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to
1. Understand the importance and benefits of educating and supporting teens with disabilities as they transition to adulthood
2. Tailor transition support to client’s needs
3. Plan steps for transition
Presenter: Naomi Meier
Naomi Meier has more than 15 years of experience working with older youth. Part of that experience includes 5 years working with teens living with epilepsy to educate and empower them to take part in preparing for and moving into adulthood. Ms. Meier is currently working as an adjunct professor at the University of North Texas in the Department of Rehabilitation and Health Services, teaching in the public health and health administration programs.
Ms. Meier has a Masters in Anthropology and a Doctoral degree in Public Health.