Thurston County HS Transition Sessions

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High School Transition Planning can be exciting…and sometimes a bit overwhelming. Please join our community partners to learn more about the programs and services available help you develop a plan for achieving your personal and employment goals!


Zoom Link for Each Session
Meeting ID: 483 671 3105
Passcode: 957250

Dial-in option:
Meeting ID 4836713105# Passcode: 957250#


  • High School students in special education programs, ages 14-21
  • Parents/Guardians of high school students, children or young adults with disabilities
  • Special Education Teachers and Staff

Schedule of Events

Tuesday, 5/4/21, 4:00-5:00 pm
High School Transition 101:
The What, Why and How of Planning for Life after High School (Presented by Thurston/Mason County DD)

Monday, 5/10/21, 4:00-5:00 pm
Transportation Options: Travel Training in Thurston/Mason County for Students and Young Adults
(Presented by: Intercity Transit, Mason Transit Authority, Coastal Community Action)

Tuesday, 5/11/21, 4:00-5:00 pm
Meet your local Transition, Employment and Community Inclusion Providers! Live Information and Q&A event
(Presented by Centerforce, EFI, Morningside and Vadis)

Wednesday, 5/12/21, 4:00-5:00 pm
Employment Services for Students: DVR, Pre-ETS, Summer Internship Opportunities, Job Foundations & School-to-Work
(Presented by DVR, Morningside, Thurston/Mason DD Dept)

Monday, 5/17/21, 3:00-4:00 pm
Guardianship and Alternatives: The Basics
(Presented by Attorney Angela Carlson-Whitley)

Wednesday, 5/19/21. 4:00-5:00 pm
Preparing for Independence: Self-Advocacy and Healthy Relationships
(Presented by People First of WA, Arc of the Peninsulas)

Monday, 5/24/21, 3:00-4:30 pm
Special Recreation, Art, and Social Programs for Young Adults
(Presented by TC Special Rec, Seeds for Growth, Special Olympics, Unified Sports, Kokua)

Tuesday, 5/25/21, 4:00-5:00 pm
Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA): Eligibility & Services (Presented by DDA Eligibility Unit Staff)

Wednesday, 5/26/21, 4:00-5:00 pm
ABLE Savings Accounts and Developmental Disabilities Endowment Trust Fund: Planning and Saving for Your Future!
(Presented by Peter Tassoni and Tamara Roberts)

Friday, 5/28/21, 3:00-4:00 pm
Support and Information Programs for Parents
(Presented by Informing Families, Building Trust, South Sound Parent-to-Parent)


Email Anneliese Cole or call (360) 870-3582.


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