Dear Families and Community Partners,
Four of Maine’s family organizations – Adoptive & Foster Families of Maine, Autism Society of Maine, G.E.A.R. Parent Network and the Maine Parent Federation are collaborating to bring you this one day conference:
Transition Planning: The Parent’s Role “Let’s Think Outside of the Box”
Saturday, November 14, 2015
8:00 am to 4:00 pm Lunch will be provided
Jeff’s Catering, 15 Littlefield Road, Brewer, ME
This collaborative conference will inform parents and professionals about the various transitions, children and youth experience while living with behavioral and mental health needs.
The workshops will have you thinking “outside the box” as you learn unique and creative ways to work through those, sometimes difficult milestones.
Keynote speakers: Jane and Jesse Bell - Jane and Jesse, mother and son, will share their experience in planning for the future for Jesse.
Jane and Jesse looked “far outside the box” to develop a successful transition plan to assist Jesse to live independently.
Panel Discussion - Parent Professional Partnerships: Working together to achieve successful transition
Afternoon Break Out Sessions: Employment: The Parent's Role; What you need to know about Section 21 & 29 Waivers; Guardianship; and Housing Options
Registration either through paper registration form (find attached and mail in with payment) or online (debit & credit cards accepted)
at https://raceroster.com/events/2015/6435/transition-planning-the-parents-role (the online registration requires you to first register with Race Roster).
Please note there is a low cost conference registration fee - Parent: $10 or $15 couple; Professionals: $25: and are Youth Free to attend.
Parents, please feel free to contact us 1-800-264-9224 if you have any questions and/or if you would like assistance with the paper or online registration.