When

Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST
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Where

Hogan Campus Center at College of the Holy Cross 
1 College Street
Worcester, MA 01610
 

 
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Contact

Kerry Mahoney 
The Arc of Massachusetts 
781-8916270 x109 
mahoney@arcmass.org 
 

2019 Transition Conference:
General Registration 

This full day conference will feature the Charting the LifeCourse Frameworks and Tools from the Institute for Human Development at the University of Missouri at Kansas City. Co-founder and parent Jane St. John will lead us through the frameworks and tools to use in transition planning. The conference will also welcome families of teens and adults ages 12-26.

Registration is $75.00 per person. Fee includes continental breakfast, lunch buffet, and afternoon refreshments. Gluten free and vegetarian options will be available.

Deadline for registration is Monday, November 4, 2019.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Schedule
2. Workshops
3. Keynote Presentation by Jane St. John
4. Radio Show Interviews with Raquel Quezada
5. Scholarship Opportunities
6. Overnight Accommodations
7. Sponsors and Partners

TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Schedule
2. Workshops
3. Keynote Presentation by Jane St. John
4. Radio Show Interviews with Raquel Quezada
5. Scholarship Opportunities
6. Overnight Accommodations
7. Sponsors and Partners

Schedule

8:00 - 9:00 AM: Registration and Exhibit Tables
9:00 - 9:10 AM: Welcome from Kerry Mahoney, The Arc of Massachusetts

9:10 - 9:20 AM: Opening Remarks from Leo Sarkissian, The Arc of Massachusetts
9:20 - 10:15 AM: Keynote: Jane St. John, University of Missouri at Kansas City
10:15 - 10:45 AM: Break and Exhibits

10: 45 - 12:15 PM: Workshop Session A
12:15 - 1:15 PM: Buffet Lunch; Exhibit Tables available after lunch
1:15 - 2:45 PM: Workshop Session B

2:45 - 3:00 PM: Break and Refreshments
3:00 - 4:00 PM: Workshop Session C

Keynote Presentation by Jane St. John
Charting the LifeCourse Principals and Frameworks

Jane St. John is the Training and Development Specialist for the Charting the LifeCourse team at the UMKC-Institute for Human Development, UCEDD. Jane specializes in supporting families, supported decision making, family leadership and parent/family training.

Jane has been instrumental in the development of the Supporting Families Charting the LifeCourse framework and products, and is staff for the National Community of Practice for Supporting Families. Jane currently serves on the Missouri Guardianship Statutory Reform Task Force, Mo-WINGS. Jane is the parent of three young men (29 year old twin boys, and a 32 year old step-son). Her son Ben has a developmental disability. Jane is a strong supporter of community inclusion, and has worked closely in her community to promote inclusive practices.

 

Radio Show Interviews with Raquel Quezada
Cambiando el Mundo de Personas con Discapacidad

Fundación Cambiando el Mundo de Personas con Discapacidad (CEMDPCD) nació de la iniciativa de una madre a la cual le sobrevino a varias circunstancias en la vida de su hijo: llegó a sus vidas una persona muy especial.

Foundation Changing the World of People with Disabilities (CEMDPCD) was born from the initiative of a mother who was overcome by various circumstances in her son's life: a very special person came into their lives.

 

Scholarship Opportunities

There are limited scholarships available to families who need financial assistance to attend the conference. The Arc of Massachusetts will award a $40 scholarship per family that will be applied to the conference registration fee. (Scholarships may be used for registration fees only.)

Learn more and apply for a scholarship.

Overnight Accommodations

The Arc has reserved a block of rooms at the Hampton Inn and Suites, 65 Prescott St, Worcester  for November 15, 2019 if anyone is looking for overnight accommodations. Please note that you must register for the room at this rate individually. This rate is available only until October 16, 2019.

To make a reservation, click here.

Sponsors and Partners

The Arc of Massachusetts is grateful to all our generous sponsors and partner organizations who aided in the planning and implemetation of this conference. For the up to the minute list of Sponsors and Partners, click here.