CLI Presents Transition Planning for Kids with Disabilities: What happens when they grow up?

Topic: Transition Planning for Kids with Disabilities: What happens when they grow up?
Barb Ziemke, Co-Director, PACER’s National Parent Center on Transition and Employment
Barb Ziemke has been a parent advocate and project coordinator at PACER Center for 17 years, specializing in the areas of inclusion and secondary transition. In addition to working with families, she writes training curriculum and presents workshops to parents and professionals. A former educator and parent involvement coordinator in school and clinic settings, she believes in the value of family involvement and parent-professional collaboration. She has served as chairperson of Minnesota’s Special Education Advisory Panel, and currently serves on Minnesota’s State Rehabilitation Council and the State Rehabilitation Council for the Blind. Barb is the parent of a young adult son with an intellectual and developmental disability who is successfully learning, living and working in the community.
Date: Thursday, March 14, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: 1st Floor Training Room, 3300 Edinborough Way, Edina, MN 55435
$75 Non-CLI members
$50 CLI members
$0 Student Member of CLI. An annual Student membership in CLI is $30 for students currently enrolled in a law school or a graduate/professional training program. A CLI Student membership can be processed online here or by calling 952-405-2010. Student members are invited to attend CLI trainings at no charge (with the exception of the Annual CLI Forum held each December.)
Who should attend? Practitioners whose work includes mediation and conventional practice will also benefit from this up to date information.
Continuing Education Credits: Pending
Cancellation: Refunds for registration will be processed if notice of cancellation is received by Friday, March 8, 2019.
Virtually every family law attorney has had to learn their way around Individual Education Plans, Supplemental Needs Trusts and Special Needs Trusts.   Most attorneys have experienced firsthand some of the internal family conflicts that come with divorce proceedings for such families.  They can include conflict over treatment plans, medications, diet, and many other issues.

But what happens when these kids grow up?

Increasingly, there are options available to children with disabilities which did not even exist several years ago.  Colleges are creating programs to help children with disabilities integrate into a meaningful academic and social experience.  New financial devices (such as ABLE accounts) are available to do longer term planning.  For children who are capable of benefitting from these resources, the old pattern of placing them into Guardianship at age 17 or 18 can even be an obstacle to getting access to such resources.

How can Collaborative Practice help empower such families, to help them understand the larger world which may await children with disabilities, and to connect these families to the financial planning and service communities which can help children get there? 

Join us as we partner with Barb Ziemke of PACER to learn more about what we can offer to our families who have children with disabilities, and deepen our skills and knowledge with greater understanding around transition planning.  Collaborative Divorce can be a critical time in the life of a family, one in which offering a window to the future can help them avoid future conflict and move forward with hope and intentionality.   This window may be short-lived for some children, and it’s important to have this critical information to share with our families while it can still be integrated effectively.

March 14th, 2019 1:00 PM   through   3:30 PM
3300 Edinborough Way
1st Floor Training Room
Edina, MN 55435
United States
Phone: 952-405-2010
Non-CLI members $ 75.00
CLI members $ 50.00
Student Member of CLI $ 0.00

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