Free Seminars for School-to-Community Transition

This winter, The Arc of Northern Virginia will hold a series of free seminars for school-to-community transition for youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their parents.
This series will consist of three full-day seminars on Saturdays, one monthly evening round-table as a follow-up, and the ability to schedule one-on-one consultations with The Arc of Northern Virginia staff.

The Saturday seminars will have two separate tracks, one for parents and one for youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities and recent graduates, between the ages of 14-26.

The seminars will cover subjects such as:
• government entities
• social security and Medicaid waivers
• adult education
• vocation opportunities
• recreational options
• financial concerns and long-term planning

In addition to The Arc of Northern Virginia staff, presenters will include a variety of other community-based organizations providing services and assistance to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Northern Virginia. At the end of the sessions, all participants will have completed a family mission plan to guide them through the challenging transition years.

Participants will need to attend all three meetings. Parents/guardians and young adults will breakout to attend different workshops in separate areas. Care attendants are strongly encouraged.

Who Should Attend? Parents & transitioning youth between the ages of 14-26. (*Parents can be family members, aide supports, guardians, and/or adult siblings or other relatives).

Dates & Time: Three Saturdays: February 19, March 12, April 9, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Location: Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School, 7134 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22043

Contact Elaine Eisenbaum, Director of Advocacy and Operations, Tel:(703) 532-3214 Ext. 102, Email: eeisenbaum@thearcofnova.org

Space is limited. Participants must apply for this free program.