8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Coronado High School 1500 E Francisquito Ave, West Covina, CA 91791
The Transitioning from High School... What You Need to Know conference is designed for parents, foster parents, guardians and professionals who work with students and young adults with special needs (ages 14-22), who have an IEP or 504 plan.
Susan Stroebel, M.S.ED.
Susan has her Master’s degree in Special Education focusing on transition to adulthood. She has 25+ years of experience working with neurodiverse individuals from early intervention through adulthood. She feels her greatest knowledge and experience was developed through raising her son who has significant medical and developmental challenges.
Janet Barakat, M.S. Ed and M.Ed.
Janet is from Pomona Unified and is a M.S. Ed and M.Ed. She works directly with students and also trains and provides support to teachers in best practices in Transition planning and reviews IEP’s for compliance.
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Registration & Coffee
9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Predictors for Success after High School
Ms. Stroebel and Ms. Barakat will share resources that will help you and your young adult develop a meaningful transition plan to effectively guide your son or daughter towards the life of their choosing. Learn how person-centered planning can help young adults maximize their strengths and lead them to a productive and fulfilling future.
9:55 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.
Panel Discussion: Post High School Options
What is the right path for your child after High School? Hear from representatives from Transition services and college programs to help determine the best option for your child. Our panel will include - Tara Jones District Program Specialist for Transition Program Services with Hacienda La Puente USD, Dr. David Morrison from Azusa Pacific/College Connect and Ryan Wilson/Transition Coordinator from Wayfinders at Fresno State.
10:40 a.m. - 11:25 a.m.
Snack Break & Exhibit Viewing
11:30 p.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Panel Discussion: Transition Support Services
A group of therapists will discuss available support services
that can facilitate the transition to adulthood. This includes
physical needs/Occupational Therapy, presented by Lacy Wright, Speech Therapy for communication challenges presented by Alexandria Nicks (SLP), and Behavior Therapy, by Allen Gomez, Board Certified Behavior Analyst to
address emotional/behavior needs.
12:15 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.