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Low Vision Conference on Transition: Launching into the Future!
May 5, 2023 at Region 13 Education Center

Transition planning involves preparation for movement from school to adult life in the community. This process is on-going throughout the school years, and intensifies as your student/child enters the teen years and prepares for graduation. The conference content focuses on a collaborative transition process for students with low vision who are primarily print-users functioning on or near grade level.

Vision professionals, secondary special education teachers, families, district administrators, transition and employment designees, and agency representatives

Learning Objectives
• Identify the legal requirements related to transition for IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) and ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act)
• Clarify the role of vision professionals and other team members in the transition process for students with low vision
• Explore resources related to transition services for students with low vision

Important Session Information:

Schedule for the Day:
08:00-08:15 Welcome
08:15-09:00 Understanding the Big Shift from IDEA (entitlement) to ADA (eligibility)
09:00-09:30 Role of VI Professionals in the Transition Process
09:30-09:45 Break
09:45-11:00 Low Vision Panel: A Day in the Life
11:00-12:30 Lunch and Transition Fair
12:30-01:30 Review of Transition Resources
01:30-01:45 Break
01:45-03:15 Round Table Discussions: Practical Ideas and Solutions
03:15-03:30 Wrap-up

Registration Fees:

• Professionals & Out of State Professionals - $60.00
• Paraprofessionals & University Students - $25.00
• Family Members - $25.00

Contact Cindy Bachofer for questions on conference program
Toni Ericson for questions on registration

Registration for this session has ended

Session ID:
Credits Available:
(5.5) CEU
Seats Filled:
90 / 300
Contact Person:
Toni Ericson
Erica Cairns
Eva Thompson-Lavigne
Kathi Garza
Lynne McAlister
Date Time Location
5/5/2023 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM REGION 13 ESC - ESC Region 13
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