Transition Planning for Adulthood Weekend Workshop

Event at Gateway Association

Time Price
6:30pm - 8:30pm

The series runs: Friday, November 24, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, November 25, 9:00 - 4:00 p.m. There will be a 1/2 hr lunch break (lunch not included). Registration is for the complete series. We will build on information from previous sessions so attendance is required to continue with the series.These workshops are only offered as part of the series and cannot be taken separately. If you are registering for two people, please choose (2) when asked how many registrants. Thank you!
This four part workshop series helps parents to deeply explore the issues that research says will impact the successful transitioning to adulthood for their children. Understanding the importance of the transition to adulthood and how we develop our identity and crucial life skills is important when we are parenting a youth who lives with disability. This workshop series focuses on supporting your child, aged 14 – 20 as they navigate this important time of life, while helping them develop roles in their community and plan for their future.
Session one — Life Transitions
Life transitions shape who we are and how we function in the world around us. This workshop explores life transitions, with a focus on transitioning to adulthood. We will discuss how to support your child as she navigates this period of change and uncertainty.
Session two — Valued Roles in Community
People who live with disability live in a world often full of misconception, bias, and systems of service. How can your child break through the barriers he will encounter? We will explore topics such as the history of systems of service, marginalization and how your child can build an adult life of valued roles within the community.
Session three — Planning for Community Roles
This workshop focuses on supporting your child in visioning, goal setting, and strategy development. Having a direction and a plan on how to achieve your goals is crucial when accessing supports and services. It allows you to make a strong case for the supports your child will need.

Session four — Navigating the Systems
As your child reaches adulthood, there are complex systems of support she can access. These systems can best be used when they are well understood. This workshop provides a high-level overview of adult services available to people who live with disability in Alberta, along with how and when to access them.
Questions? Please contact Lori at 780-454-0701 ext. 125

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