Transition 101: Post-High School Options for Young Adults with Mental health Issues

graduationSherri O’Neal of the Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center, Inc. (CPAC), will give a presentation on Transition Planning 101, detailing the process and the options available post-high school for students with mental health issues. The event will take place on Thursday, June 11 7:30 pm at the Tully Health Center, Conference room B, 32 Strawberry Hill Ct, Stamford.

This presentation is designed to help parents, professionals, and students understand the process of transition planning and how they can become more active participants in the process. Participants will learn:

• the legal requirements of IDEA

• the role of the school district

• the availability of adult service agencies

• options and opportunities after high school

Ample time for Questions and Answers will follow the presentation.

CPAC is a statewide nonprofit that offers information and support to families of children with any disability or chronic illness, age birth to 26. CPAC is committed to the idea that parents can be the most effective advocates for their children, given the confidence that knowledge and understanding of special education law and its procedures can bring.

For more information or to register*, please contact the Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center at 860-739-3089 or at [email protected]

*Registration is preferred but not required.

Sherri O’Neal, Parent Consultant, is CPAC’s parent coordinator for the State Department of Education Focused Monitoring System. As an advocate for children under the care of DCF, she is committed to helping families be their children’s advocate.

Hosted by the Southwest CT affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the presentation is free and open to the public.

NAMI is a national, grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with mental illness and their families.


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