Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT
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Durham Public Schools Staff Development Center 
2107 Hillandale Road
Durham, NC 27705

Conveniently located minutes from I85 and NC 147
Ample parking onsite

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Donna Beckmann 
Triangle Down Syndrome Network 
(984) 200-1193 

Please consider making a tax deductible donation to cover the expenses of the Transition Boot Camp. Suggested donation: $25.00

Thank you to our
community partners:

Deb Zuver 2



Transition Boot Camp

Did someone say "Adulthood?"

Saturday, October 21st
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Durham Public Schools
Staff Development Center
2107 Hillandale Road
Durham, NC

Advance Registration is Required
Registration closes Wednesday, October 18th

Light breakfast and lunch will be provided to all participants.
Please bring food necessary to accommodate dietary restrictions

If you have a child with an IDD, age 13 or older, this workshop is for you!

They turn 18, they graduate from high school, they become an adult.
Do you know what comes next?
Do you know where to start?
Do you have a plan?

Transition Boot Camp for Parents, Caregivers, and Professionals:

Whether you have a child with an IDD, are a sibling, work as a special educator, are a therapist, or work in the IDD industry, this workshop if for you. In addition to the programs that have been around for years, there are new and innovative programs in education, employment, housing, savings, guardianship, and more...all designed for individuals with IDD to live full and productive lives. 


  • transition timeline
  • guardianship
  • education
  • employment
  • housing
  • facilitated lunch w/Q&A

Transition Boot Camp for individuals with Down syndrome:

Individuals with Down syndrome (age 16 and older) are encouraged to attend the Boot Camp for self-advocates. They must be comfortable working in a small group setting. Please register a Direct Care Partner to attend with your child if it will increase their successful participation in the workshop.


  • cooking and food preparation
    participants will prepare their lunch
  • household cleaning
  • nutrition
  • physical fitness
  • self-advocacy skills

About our presenters:

Tony Nicholson grew up in Mt. Gilead, Ohio and graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 1991 with a Bachelors of Urban Planning. He earned his law degree from the University of North Carolina in 1998 and has practiced in the Durham-Chapel Hill area since then. He focuses his practice on estate and trust planning and administration, as well as the related areas of special needs planning, elder law, taxation law, and business law.

Deb Zuver, M.A., LMFT, RDT/BCT is in private practice offering focus, structure, and support as a transition coach for youth and young adults as they transition successfully to more independence. She also directs Project STIR in her position with the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities at UNC, where she also co-facilitates the NC Postsecondary Education (PSE) Alliance.

Nicole Kiefer, MSW, QP, is the Regional Director for The Arc of North Carolina. With over a dozen years experience, she has helped lead Arc NC in providing housing options and property management services to North Carolinians with disabilities. She provides assistance to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families in locating housing that meets their needs.