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Fall 2021

Leslie Hughes, Massachusetts Advocates for Children, presents "Transition Training".
Wednesday November 3, 2021 at 6-7:30 p.m. via Zoom.

About The Event

This workshop will address the transition planning and services required for youth with disabilities ages 14-22 training and will focus on the transition special education services needed to prepare youth for employment, independent living, and further education. This training will also address compensatory services during COVID-19 to address transition needs and how to ensure districts fully address your child’s transition needs during the recovery. Using case examples, parents and professionals will learn strategies that can help students receive important transition services required by special education laws, preparing youth to live, learn, and work in the community when they exit special education. The workshop will also provide information about the transition to the adult human service system, including Chapter 688, the state law that helps plan for youth with disabilities after they leave school.

This event is free and open to the public.

Please email to receive the Zoom link and any updates.

This event is co-sponsored by the UMass Lowell Interdisciplinary Minor in Disability Studies, the M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis, the Autism Studies program, and the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services.

Chaturi Edrsinha, Ph.D., BCBA-D. “ASD: Sexuality in Adolescents and Adults.”
Thursday December 2, 2021 at 4-6 p.m. at UMass Lowell (room TBD).

About The Event

This event is open to the public. BCBAs can earn 1.5 Type 2 (Learning) CEs. There is a $20 fee for those earning CE credits (the fee is waived for UMass Lowell affiliates including alumni, student supervisors etc.). The event is free for all others.

Registration form will be available soon.

CEU: If you are planning on receiving the 1.5 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) for the event, we will be using CEUHelper to sign attendees in and out, as well as deliver the CE Certificate after the event. If you have not used CEUHelper before, please make sure you download the app prior to the event.


Please feel free to contact Rebecca Markovits by email: with any questions.

This event is co-sponsored by the UMass Lowell Interdisciplinary Minor in Disability Studies and the M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism Studies program.

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