Transition Planning: Thinking About College – Exploring a Variety of Options

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January 20, 2020 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Grousbeck Center
United States
175 North Beacon Street
Watertown, MA 02472

Please join us on Monday, January 20th, 2020 from 1 PM to 3 PM for a Parent workshop presented by Debra Hart, Mayanne McDonald-Briggs and Jennifer Potter.

This workshop is for students, guardians, families and school staff interested in learning about specialized programs designed to include all learners. More traditional college programs will also be highlighted.

Please RSVP for the event, using the form below.

Debra Hart will present on "Think College" and the Inclusive Post-Secondary College programs in Massachusetts and around the country.

Mayanne McDonald-Briggs from the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind (MCB) will discuss the role of the agency on designing transition plans that include college preparation, admissions procedures, financing and retention.

Jennifer Potter, LICSW, will discuss the role Perkins plays in the transition to college process.


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Empowerment Series: Thinking About College

Date: January 20th, 2020

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Presenter Summary

Debra Hart, M.S., is the Director of Education and Transition at the Institute for Community Inclusion at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.  She has over 30 years experience, working on over 40 different state and national projects.  Ms. Hart's work has been with students with disabilities, their families and professionals to support youth in becoming valued members of their community via participation in inclusive K-12 education, inclusive higher education and competitive integrated employment.  More recently, Ms. Hart has focused on developing inclusive higher education options for students with intellectual disability nationwide via her work with ThinkCollege.

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January 20, 2020 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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