Transition

TRANSITION

PRESENTATIONS

Academic Coaching:
Empowering Students with ADHD and
Executive Function Challenges

Kelly Schwenkmeyer, MEd

VIDEO

Materials: Academic Coaching (PDF Format)

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Does Your Child Have the Big 10 Life Skills?

Julie Swanson
“The Life Skills Lady”

VIDEO

Materials:
Big 10 Life Skills (PDF format)
Life Skills Cheat Sheet for IEP Planning (PDF format)
— Justification for incorporating life skills into the IEP (See Section 300.320(a)(2)(i)(B))

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Presented by SPED*NET in partnership with
Wilton Public Schools and Newtown Sped PTA

Susan Chandler

Allison Tables

Executive Function Skills:
How Can We Help Our Children in Middle and High School?

Allison Tables, MA, NCC, LPC
Susan Chandler

VIDEO

Materials: EF Skills (Secondary School) (PDF Format)

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Co-sponsored by SoNo Branch Library: SPED MATTERS

Encouraging Your Teenagers to Find Their Own Paths:
A Roadmap for Choosing a College, a Career, or Something Different

Rick Fiery, MS, MBA

VIDEO

Materials: Find Your Path (PDF Format)

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Co-sponsored by Wilton Youth Council and Weston Youth Services

Post High School and College Planning for Students on the Spectrum: Helping Our Students Prepare for Their Future and Find the Right Path

Jane Thierfeld Brown, EdD

From IEP to JOB:
Guiding Individuals on the Autism Spectrum
to the Right Job or Career

Barbara Bissonnette

VIDEO

Materials: Autism Spectrum Employment (PDF Format)

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Presented by SPED*NET in partnership with
Wilton Public Schools and Newtown Sped PTA

Building Skills for College Success:
Tips for Students with Disabilities and Their Families

Ptahra Jeppe, Esq.

Janine Kelly

Deborah List

The College Timeline:
Nuts and Bolts for Teens
with IEPs or 504 Plans

Janine Kelly, JD
Deborah List, PhD

VIDEO

Materials: College Timeline (PDF Format)

Resource Materials

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The College Process:
How to Cope with Uncertainty
and Support Your Teen

Susan Bauerfeld, PhD

Sponsored by Wilton Youth Council in partnership with Wilton Library and SPED*NET Wilton

Transitioning to College:
A Roadmap for Reasonable Accommodations Under Section 504

Robert M. Tudisco, Esq.

VIDEO

Materials: Transition to College (PDF Format)

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Co-sponsored by SoNo Branch Library: SPED MATTERS

Transitioning to College:
Understanding Post-Secondary Challenges and Legal Issues for Students with ADHD and Learning Disabilities

Robert M. Tudisco, Esq.

VIDEO

Materials: Transitioning to College
(PDF Format)

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Co-sponsored by Wilton Library

Transitioning: When a Child with a Disability Turns 18, What’s Next?

Colleen E. Masse, Esq.

VIDEO

Materials: Transition at Age 18 (PDF Format)

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Co-sponsored by SoNo Branch Library: SPED MATTERS

Transition Programs:
Preparing and Supporting Students with IEPs and Section 504 Plans for Their Postsecondary Pursuits

VIDEO

Materials:
Chapel Haven brochure (PDF Format)
Chapel Haven presentation (PDF Format)
Mansfield Hall presentation (PDF Format)

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Presented by SPED*NET Wilton in partnership with Wilton Public Schools and Newtown Sped PTA

Michael Gilberg

Ptahra Jeppe

Robert Tudisco

A View from the Inside:
Attorneys with ADHD, Dyslexia and ASD

Michael Gilberg, Esq.
Ptahra Jeppe, Esq.
Robert Tudisco, Esq.

VIDEO

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Presented by SPED*NET
in partnership with
Newtown Sped PTA

ARTICLES FOR PARENTS

by Eve Kessler, Esq.
for Smart Kids with LD

When students with learning differences transition from high school to college, Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) replace the IDEA as their source of legal protections. This ushers in a new standard for receiving Assistive Technology (AT) services: college students with disabilities must be provided with aids, benefits, or services that level the playing field and that provide them with an equal opportunity to achieve the same result or the same level of achievement as others.

ARTICLE

by Eve Kessler, Esq.
for Smart Kids with LD

Parents play a critical role in helping their child make a smooth transition to college. Use these guidelines to identify and track your child’s readiness in key areas and work with their school team to make improvements where necessary.

ARTICLE

by Daria Rockholz, PhD, with Eve Kessler, Esq.
for Smart Kids with LD

Helping your child prepare for college involves more than just academic readiness. Encouraging the independence they’ll need to succeed begins in high school by having them assume greater responsibility for all facets of their life.

ARTICLE

by Eve Kessler, Esq.
for Smart Kids with LD

When looking for a college, it’s important to match the types of services needed with the services offered. Typically, colleges offer one of three levels of support.

ARTICLE

by Eve Kessler, Esq.
for Smart Kids with LD

Finding the right college for your child with learning challenges is a highly individualized process. Rather than focus on rankings and prestige, look for campuses that are “the right fit” based on your teen’s unique skills, priorities, learning style, interests and needs.

ARTICLE

by Eve Kessler, Esq.
for Smart Kids with LD

Going from high school directly into college may not be the best choice for your child with learning challenges. Understanding and evaluating the alternatives can help put your young adult on a career path in line with her abilities, strengths, and maturity level.

ARTICLE

by Jacob Presson

When a student teacher returns to the preschool he once terrorized, a young child triggers memories of his struggles with ADHD.

ARTICLE

by Eve Kessler, Esq.
for Smart Kids with LD

College is not the only route to career success. Helping your non-college bound teen find his path is the specialty of Rick Fiery, co-founder of Inventive Labs. This article, based on Fiery’s ADDitude Magazine Expert Webinar, Encouraging Your Children to Find Their Own Paths, summarizes his strategy for helping teens find their way to a successful career.

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