Saturday September 20, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
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Hogan Center at Holy Cross College 
1 College Street
Worcester, MA 01610

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For special accommodations, dietary needs, registration inquiries, or general questions about this event, please contact:

Pat Pakos | The Arc of Massachusetts 
978.440.7609  | pakos@arcmass.org



Statewide Transition Conference for Parents 

8:00am – 8:45am Registration, Networking and Resources

9:00am – 4:00pm Program 

Hogan Center at Holy Cross College | 1 College Street, Worcester, MA 01610 

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

Hosted by The Arc of Massachusetts with gratitude to The Arc of the United States and the Walmart Foundation

Hosted by The Arc of Massachusetts with gratitude to The Arc of the United States and the Walmart Foundation

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 into the adult world.

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 JoAnn Simons, President/CEO, Cardinal Cushing Centers of Massachusetts.  Ms. Simons is the author of “The Down Syndrome Transition Handbook” and the chapter author in several books regarding legal, planning and transition issues.  Ms. Simons has an adult son with an intellectual disability.
  • Lunchtime presentation by Maria Paiewonsky, Ed. D., Transition Specialist, Institute for Community Inclusion and Director of the Massachusetts Transition Leadership Initiative, a personnel preparation program that prepares Master’s Level Transition Specialists at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. 
  • 25 workshops, offering 7 in each session.  It is important to select your workshop preference for each session when you register.  See the workshop description link below.
  • A “Technology Playground” which will be available all day staffed by experts who will share their knowledge about  IPAD’s, IPOD’s, tablets and appropriate APP’s for preparation for adult life and independence.

 For special accommodations (including interpreter), dietary needs, registration inquiries, or other questions about this event, contact Pat Pakos by August 1, 2014 via pakos@arcmass.org  or 978 440-7609.

 For Workshop Descriptions, click here.