Saturday October 3, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
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Best Western/Royal Plaza 
181 Boston Post Road West
Marlborough, MA 01752

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Kerry Mahoney 
The Arc of Massachusetts 
781-891-6270 x109 

Pat Pakos
The Arc of Massachusetts


Statewide Transition Conference for Parents 

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**Please note: each participant must be registered separately. 

This full-day statewide Transition conference has been specifically planned for parents of children with disabilities between the ages of 14 and 22 who are transitioning from school to the adult world.

8:00am – 8:45am Registration, Networking and Resources
9:00am – 4:00pm Program 

Registration is $75.00 per person (fee includes continental breakfast and lunch) 

Registration deadline is September 26, 2015.

 For Workshop Descriptions, click here.

The Conference program will include:

  • An opportunity to learn about state-of-the-art best practices around transition, covering topics focused upon creating seamless, successful transitions into the adult world.
  • Keynote presentation by Beth Mount on Person Centered Planning and Transition.   Her groundbreaking work related to Personal Futures Planning promotes the positive futures and images of people with disabilities throughout the globe, and demonstrates that all of us count and all of us fit somewhere
  • Lunchtime Video Presentation of Successful Transitions
  • 24 workshops, offering 8 in each session.  It is important to select your workshop preference for each session when you register.  See the workshop description link above.
  • A “Technology Playground” which will be available all day staffed by experts who will share their knowledge about  iPads, iPods, tablets and appropriate APP’s for preparation for adult life and independence.
  • Over 50 exhibitors offering information on programs and services


8:00 - 9:00 AM: Registration and Exhibit Tables

9:00 - 9:20 AM: Welcome from The Arc of Massachusetts in Ballroom

9:20 - 10:15 AM: Keynote- Beth Mount

10:15 - 10:30 AM: Break

10: 30 - 11:45 AM: Workshop Session 1

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM: LUNCH in Ballroom. Successful Transitions Video, Raffle, Exhibit Tables

1:15 - 2:30 PM: Workshop Session 2

2:30 - 2:45 PM: Break

2:45 - 4:00 PM: Workshop session 3


For scholarship information or questions about this event, contact Kerry Mahoney or Pat Pakos
by September 10, 2015 via mahoney@arcmass.org or pakos@arcmass.org or 781 891-6270 x 109.


Conference Supporters and Sponsors

The Arc of Massachusetts
Advocates for Autism in Massachusetts (AFAM)
Federation for Children with Special Needs (FCSN)
Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council (MDDC)
Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress (MDSC)
Mass Rehabilitation Commission (MRC)
Massachusetts Advocates for Children (MAC)
Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (DESE)
Massachusetts Families Organizing for Change (MFOFC)
Northeast Arc
Brockton Area Arc

Horace Mann Educational Associates (HMEA)
Department of Developmental Services (DDS)


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