Military Caregiving Webinar: Going to College & Transition Planning for Those with Disabilities

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Mark your calendars for our upcoming September MFLN Military Caregiving professional development webinar on, Going to College: A Guide to Transition Planning for Those with Disabilities. Event deals are below.

Time: 11:00 a.m. Eastern
Date: Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Event Location: Going to College: A Guide to Transition Planning for Those with Disabilities
(*Click on the webinar flyer below to download and share with your networks.)

Just as the new school year has kicked off for many families, our MFLN Military Caregiving team will be hosting a training for professionals and families on transition planning for those with disabilities going into postsecondary education institutions. Webinar presenter, Dan Zhang, Ph.D., Professor and Director of the Center on Disability and Development at Texas A&M University, will provide an overview of transitioning to postsecondary education with disabilities and the challenges it may have on our wounded warriors and those with special needs. Some of the strategies include person centered goal setting, understanding the demands of college, use of self-advocacy skills, and securing reasonable accommodations.

Learning objectives include:

  • Understanding the importance of postsecondary education
  • Identifying challenges and opportunities for individuals with disabilities and for wounded warriors
  • Setting appropriate postsecondary education goals
  • Understanding the demands of college
  • Understanding the importance of self-advocacy
  • Identifying reasonable accommodations and disability services
  • Recognizing strategies for students with hidden disabilities.

Registration is required to join the webinar, but can be completed on the day of the event. Also we will be offering Certificates of Completion for those that may be interested in receiving training hours for attending the event.

Interested in Joining the Webinar?

To join the webinar, simply click on Going to College: A Guide to Transition Planning for Those with Disabilities. The webinar is hosted by the Department of Defense Connect System (DCS), but is open to the public. It is strongly suggested that when using the DCS system to open the webinar on Google Chrome for both PC and MAC connections. If this is not an option, Internet Explorer may be used if connecting via PC. Safari and Firefox are not compatible with this DCS platform.

For those who cannot connect to the DCS site, an alternative viewing of this presentation will be running on Ustream.

Webinar Flyer - Download (PDF)
Webinar Flyer – Download (PDF)

This MFLN-Military Caregiving concentration blog post was published on August 28, 2015.

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