Marymount University, in partnership with The ARC of Northern Virginia, will host the 2014 Transition Workshop Series for Students with Disabilities and their Caregivers, on three Saturdays this spring: Jan. 25, Feb. 22, and March 22.
This series consists of full-day seminars, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, with lunch and snacks provided. The seminars will have two separate tracks: one for parents, guardians, caretakers, or adult siblings; and one for students and recent graduates with intellectual or developmental disabilities, between the ages of 14 and 26.
Sessions focus on career preparedness, self-advocacy skills, and independent living skills.
This is a collaborative effort between The ARC of Northern Virginia, a community service organization that provides services, programs, and advocacy for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities, and various Marymount departments, including the School of Education and Human Services, MU’s Council for Exceptional Children, Student Access Services, and the Conference Center.
A team of Marymount University student volunteers (graduate and undergraduate students in the Teacher Education program) will conduct two workshop sessions for which they have created original lesson plans and interactive learning activities.
This event is open to the entire Marymount community and the Arlington community at large.
Space is limited and an application is required. The application can be found at www.thearcofnova.org/programs/transition
. Although the registration deadline has passed, there is a waiting list.
For questions, contact Dr. Douglass Ball at firstname.lastname@example.org.