Transition to Adulthood

Individual Development Accounts

(originally offered 02/08/2011)  Presenter: Jackie Wilks-Weathers, Executive Director of The Center for Financial Independence and Innovation This webinar focuses on: •  What are Individual Development Accounts (IDA’s) •  Eligibility and Special Requirements •  Interaction with other benefits (SSI, SSDI, Medicaid/Medicare, food stamps, etc.) •  Impact as an asset building tool Running time: 35:59 minutes. (For project evaluation purposes, Parent […]

Financial Planning for Your Child with Special Needs – Creating a Planning Blueprint

(originally offered 01/12/2010) Presenter: David Glass, Senior Vice President, Glass Financial Group This session offers information about special needs trusts, guardianships, wills, trustees, and maintaining government benefits for your child with special needs. Running time: 51:39 minutes (For project evaluation purposes, Parent to Parent of Georgia may email webinar viewers a brief follow-up survey in […]

Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency’s E3 Project

(originally offered 11/15/16) Presenter: Charlotte Young, GVRA Parent to Parent is partnering with GVRA on the E3 Project which is focusing on improving employment outcomes for youth with disabilities. Join GVRA’s Charlotte Young to learn about E3 (Career Pathways to Work: Explore, Engage and Employ) and the changes that are happening to VR services for […]

Transition To Adulthood (Education)

(originally offered 6/23/16) Presenter:  Mitzi Proffitt, It is never too early to plan for your child’s future. But the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) mandates that all students who have an Individual Education Plan (IEP) should also have a Transition Plan by age 16 or when they enter high school, which ever comes earlier. […]

Thinking Outside the Box for Employment/Career Options

(originally offered 03/01/12) Presenter: Debbie Currere and Nalini Isaac In today’s economy, unemployment is an issue for so many, but more so, for a loved one with a developmental disability.  As a mom or dad, it is hard to watch your son or daughter upset time & time again after applying for a job and […]

Medicaid and SSI: What happens when my child turns 18?

(originally offered 06/19/13) Presenter: Curtis Rodgers, Project Director, Benefits Navigator Program, Shepherd Center Your 18 year old might be eligible for SSI and/or Medicaid.  Find out what happens once he or she turns 18.  Join us for an overview of what your options are and tips to help you prepare for these changes. Running time: […]

Does your Child Have the IEP Health Goals Needed to Successfully Transition to Adulthood?

(originally offered 06/12/13) Presenter: Sitara Nayak, Director of Support Services, Parent to Parent of Georgia Does your child’s IEP have any health related goals needed to successfully transition to adulthood?  If your child has health related issues, can they explain to a professional (either verbally or with assistive technology) what their symptoms are? Does your […]

Vocational Rehabilitation 101: Successful Transition from School-to-Work

(originally offered 06/21/13) Presenter: Tangye Teague, Constituent Services Manager, Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency If your youth with special needs is on the path to enter the work force, then join us to find out what services are provided by the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Administration (GVRA). This presentation will be a basic overview of Vocational Rehabilitation […]