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Upcoming 2019 Conference: “Transitions”

The 2019 conference will be held on March 8-9 at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa in Anaheim, California.

The theme of this conference, “Transitions,” emphasizes transitioning from school to college, from college to employment, from childhood to independent living, from job to job, and from job to retirement. Throughout the conference, you will find information on resources, services, education, and advocacy for consumers and families, service providers, students, educators, and public policy makers.

Panels include information on public benefits, health care, resume writing and job searches, employment laws, navigating special education, educational and job accommodations, assistive technology, mental health and autism, and financial planning.

Vendor tables will offer expertise from service providers, wellness activities, and networking opportunities. (For information on participating as a vendor, please contact sto.apidc@gmail.com.)

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Conference Schedule
(subject to change)

Day 1: Friday, March 8th
Time Event/Session
8:00 – 9:00 am   Registration & Breakfast
9:00 – 9:45 am   Welcome & Plenary
9:45 – 10:00 am   break
10:00 – 11:15 am   Breakout Session 1
1A     Outreach to APIs with Disabilities
1B     Benefits: Policy Changes
1C     Civil Rights – Current Trends & Policy Changes
11:15 – 11:30 am   break
11:30 – 12:45 pm   Lunch & Plenary
12:45 – 1:00 pm   break
1:00 – 2:15 pm   Breakout Session 2
2A     Mental Health: Support for the Service Provider
2B     Employment (by employers – info for job seekers)
2C     Health Care
2:15 – 2:30 pm   break
2:30 – 3:45 pm   Breakout Session 3
3A     Autism – Policy Changes
3B     Health Issues and Aging for Adults with Developmental Disabilities
3C     TBD
3:45 – 4:00 pm   break
4:00 – 5:00 pm   Wrap Up Session
5:00 – 6:30   Reception
Day 2: Saturday, March 9th
Time Event/Session
8:00 – 9:00 am   Registration & Breakfast
9:00 – 9:45 am   Welcome & Plenary
9:45 – 10:00 am   break
10:00 – 11:15 am   Breakout Session 1
1A     Benefits for Consumers: Overview of Programs
1B     Special Education: K-12
1C     Civil Rights / Civic Engagement
1D     Employment (pathway to employment / career changes)
11:15 – 11:30 am   break
11:30 – 12:45 pm   Lunch & Plenary: Elected Officials: Listening Session
12:45 – 1:00 pm   break
1:00 – 2:15 pm   Breakout Session 2
2A     Assistive Technology
2B     Youth Leadership Institute Panel
2C     Special Education: Advocacy Tips
2D     Mental Health: Speakers Bureau
2:15 – 2:30 pm   break
2:30 – 3:45 pm   Breakout Session 3
3A     Higher Education: Transition to College
3B     Financial Planning
3C     Autism
3D     Employment: Career Change Workshop
3:45 – 4:00 pm   break
4:00 – 5:00 pm   Wrap Up Session

Questions? Please contact Silkvia To at sto.apidc@gmail.com.

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Flyer for APIDC Statewide Conference: Transitions

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