Webinar about Young Adults with Disabilities Transitioning into Adult Lives
“Amazing!” That’s how participants describe a recent webinar facilitated by the Rural Institute’s Kim Brown and Ellen Condon. Their webinar series is a highly-respected source of information for young adults with disabilities transitioning into their adult lives and for the family members and professionals who support them. Over 175 people from 25 states participated in the May 13, 2014 session entitled “Self-Management Strategies for People to Live and Work Independently.”
The presenters discussed ways to incorporate hi-, lo- and no-tech assistive technology (AT) into daily life to help build self-management and independence skills. They also described planning processes used to determine appropriate AT for an individual at each stage of a person’s life.
Kim Brown facilitated the webinar. Presenters included Ellen Condon, Transition and Employment Projects Director at the Rural Institute, Isaac Baldry, the Region I coordinator for MyTransitions (www.montanayouthtransitions.org) and Theresa Baldry, of PLUK (Parents Let's Unite for Kids) and the Rural Institute’s MonTECH program. Isaac and Theresa are also members of the Rural Institute Consumer Advisory Council.
The recording, slides and handouts from the May 13th session can be accessed on the Rural Institute Transition and Employment Projects Training Archives webpage: http://ruralinstitute.umt.edu/transition/trainingcalend.asp. To learn about upcoming webinars, join the Montana Transition Listserv by visiting http://ruralinstitute.umt.edu/transition/default.asp and entering your email address in the “Join Our Listserv” box.