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Columbia Transition Team Presents Transition Academy on May 15

May 1, 2015

photo of graduation caps flying in the airTransition planning for students with special needs has never been more important. That’s why the Columbia Transition Team, a partnership of area agencies serving people with disabilities, put together the Transition Academy on May 15.

Join us for inspiration and resources to help students with disabilities develop a meaningful life after graduation on Friday, May 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Dudley Hall on the Stephens College campus (1405 E Broadway).

This event is free and open to families and service providers who work with students from middle school to recently graduated young adults. Lunch is provided to those who register for full day programming. Register online at or call 573-214-3463 or download a printable registration form.

Sessions include:

  • Life Course Planning – how should you start planning for life after high school?
  • Self-Advocacy – will your student be prepared to advocate for themselves?
  • Asset Planning – how will your student have a stable financial future?
  • Alternatives to Guardianship – what supports will your child need to help with decision making?
  • Employment/Education – what kind of job or career and college options will your youth have when they are an adult?

The Columbia Transition Team includes the following agencies:

  • Columbia Public Schools
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Boone County Family Resources
  • ACT Career Services
  • Services for Independent Living
  • Job Point
  • Burrell Behavioral Health
  • Central Missouri Regional Office
  • Columbia Juvenile Office
  • Encircle Technologies
  • Easter Seals Midwest
  • CARE
  • Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders
  • People First
  • Moresource
  • Woodhaven

For more information about Transition Academy, please contact Debbie Flores at Columbia Public Schools Special Services at 573-214-3463.