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Faculty Mentor

Alan Kurtz, Ph.D.

Program

New Hampshire-Maine Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities Trainee Program (NH-ME LEND)

Description

This poster describes my work assisting the Maine Coalition for Housing and Quality Supports conducted as part of my NH-ME LEND Leadership Project. The purpose of the project was to enhance an existing online timeline designed to help family members of individuals with developmental disabilities in Maine. In particular, I searched for essential resources, materials, and data related to effective secondary transition. The outcome was to provide a better resource for families as they identify services and supports that will help their children to have a smooth transition to adult life. Throughout this project, I collaborated with my leadership mentor and organizational liaison in an effort to identify quality information to include in the transition timeline and to identify valuable resources. This information will allow parents to access recommendations and essential information that may be beneficial for the transition from school to adult life. My poster will include a list of the resources and recommendations for the online timeline including those related to triennial testing, Summary of Performance, role of Vocational Rehabilitation, and ensuring diagnosis before the age of 18.

Publication Date

4-2018

Document Type

Poster

Publisher

University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies

City

Orono

Conference Name

2018 University of Maine Student Symposium, Research and Creative Activity

Conference Location

Bangor, Maine

Keywords

transition

Disciplines

Social Work | Special Education and Teaching

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Enhancing a Disability Advocacy Organization's Online Capacity to Provide Families with Essential Information about Secondary Transition

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