Friday March 10, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM EST
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Walter E. Washington Convention Center 
801 Mount Vernon Place NW
Washington, DC 20001

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Parent/Family Session Organizers:

Rhonda White, Quality Trust, rwhite@dcqualitytrust.org 

Molly Whalen, Advocates for Justice and Education, molly.whalen@aje-dc.org




Parent/Caregiver Registration 

8th Annual Voices of Change Conference:

Secondary Transition for DC Youth

The Parent Session is just for parents and caregivers of students with disabilities! Learn how to prepare for life after school and how to support your student to successfully transition into employment, education, and independence. There will be an opening session, lunch and six breakout sessions to give parents resources and guidance; and most importantly you will have time to meet other parents and connect with local resources.


  • Opening Plenary Session: "What are Secondary Transition Plans? And Why Should I Care as a Parent?"
  • LUNCH: "Thinking about Your Child's Future" with table topics & facilitated conversation 
  • Breakout Sessions I - your choice of one of three options
  • Breakout Sessions II - your choice of one of three options
Connect with resources and advocates, and other parents of students with disabilities to learn about how to prepare your child for life after school!

Please note:

  • This is a FREE event.
  • Boxed lunches will be provided for registered parents.
  • Transportation is not provided; METRO is suggested - Yellow line-Mt. Vernon Square stop. Please use the L Street entrance or the entrance at the top of the METRO escalator to access the conference. 
  • Advanced registration is required; and there is limited space for the parent program - once we reach capacity, we will close registration.
Do you have questions or need assistance? 
 Contact the organizers of the Parent/Family Session:
Para asistencia en Espaņol, por favor, llame a la
Sra. Mata 202-678- 8060 Ext. 208 ķ al Sr. Ariza 202-459- 4000

DiThis Conference is Jointly Funded By: District of Columbia Department on Disability Services, Rehabilitation Services Administration; District of Columbia Developmental Disabilities Council; District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education Division of Elementary, Secondary, and Specialized Education; the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; and the Institute for Educational Leadership.

Co-sponsors: Advocates for Justice and Education, The ARC of DC, DC Appleseed, District of Columbia Association for Special Education, DC Metro ADA Coalition, District of Columbia Public Library, District of Columbia Public Schools Office of Specialized Instruction, DC Special Education COOP, DC State Advisory Panel on Special Education, DC Voices of Change Peer Network, Full Circle Employment Solutions LLC, George Washington University, I’m Determined (VA Department of Education), Inclusion Research Institute, National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health, Project ACTION!, Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities, ReadSpeaker, and Disability Rights DC at University Legal Services