Association for Behavior Analysis International

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32nd Annual Convention; Atlanta, GA; 2006

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W71
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
Transition Planning for Adult Placement
Saturday, May 27, 2006
8:00 AM–11:00 AM
Area: PRA; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Tracey G. Galiatsatos, M.S.
TRACEY G. GALIATSATOS (New England Center for Children), STACY E. EDINBURG (New England Center for Children), KAREN L. ALITZ-POLGA (New England Center for Children), KIMBERLY KEOGH (New England Center for Children)
Description: There are many factors that influence a successful transition of individuals to adult placement. Adults are expected to hold a job, be active members of their community, and take responsibility for their own medical and financial needs. Many individuals that we serve may not be prepared for this level of independence. Through the use of case studies, this workshop will assist the clinician or parent to identify and prioritize critical skills necessary to facilitate the most successful transition to adult placement settings. General skill areas include behavior, self-preservation, self-care, community integration, vocational and academic. Particular emphasis will be given to IEP planning for clinical, vocational, educational and domestic objectives for individuals ages 16 and older. In addition to the IEP planning, this workshop will review the transition planning process including legal (e.g., guardianship), medical (e.g., insurance), and financial (e.g., SSI) considerations to address when preparing individuals for placement to adult service settings.
Learning Objectives: 1. Identify critical clinical issues to consider for IEP planning in preparation for transition to adult placement. 2. Identify critical vocational, educational and domestic skills to facilitate transition to adult placement. 3. Create an individualized transition plan. 4. Access resources/agencies available pre/post transition.
Activities: Instructors will utilize handouts, lecture, checklists and case studies. Workshop participants will go through the process of identifying critical clinical issues to consider during the transition planning process. Case studies will be used to demonstrate the planning process for individuals of different ages with a variety of skills.
Audience: This workshop is targeted for clinicians, administrators, parents, educators and therapists who work with individuals over the age of 16.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Basic



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