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Transition Planning for Individuals with Autism

Thursday, December 14, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

Transition Planning

Presented by Julie Collison, M.Ed., Transition Coordinator and Middle School/High School Supervisor at Monarch Center for Autism; and Rachel Lloyd, M.S.Ed., Transition Education Program Director at Monarch Center for Autism
Sponsored by Monarch Center for Autism, STAR Autism Support, and VizZle

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Watch Julie Collison, M.Ed., Transition Coordinator and Middle School/High School Supervisor at Monarch Center for Autism; and Rachel Lloyd, M.S.Ed., Transition Education Program Director at Monarch Center for Autism, in this transition planning edWebinar which focuses on creating transition-driven, person-centered IEPs. The transition process begins earlier than one may think. Gain an understanding of how to write transition- and person-centered IEPs with an in-depth look at transition sections of the IEP, as well as how to create future planning statements as an IEP team. Viewers will also learn which agencies to involve in transition planning and when to involve them.

The language of transition planning and IEPs differ from state to state, and sometimes from county to county. This training will be as general as possible to address the needs of all participants. Topics include:

  • When does the transition process begin?
  • What should a transition-focused IEP look like?
  • What does it mean to write a person-centered IEP?
  • Writing a person-centered IEP for students with more significant needs.
  • An in-depth look at transition sections of an IEP.
  • Which agencies should be involved in transition planning?
  • When should agencies become involved and begin attending IEP meetings?

Educators, therapists, administrators, and paraprofessionals will benefit from this recorded session. This presentation is a follow-up to an edWebinar entitled “Navigating the Transition into Adult Services,” presented by Julie Collison, M.Ed., in January 2017. View an archived recording of that edWebinar.
Julie CollisonAbout the Presenters

Julie Collison, M.Ed. joined Monarch Center for Autism in 2015. She attended Kent State University and earned a bachelor’s degree in special education, with a focus in reading. She then went on to earn a master’s degree in special education and a Transition-to-Work endorsement. Julie came to Monarch with experience as an intervention specialist for New Story School, a job placement coordinator for Hattie Larlham, and a program manager for Hattie Larlham. Julie serves as both the transition coordinator and middle school/high school supervisor at Monarch, where she oversees four classrooms of 18 staff and 28 students, ages 12 to 21.

Rachel LloydRachel Lloyd, M.S.Ed. joined Monarch Center for Autism in 2010. She attended Mercyhurst College and earned a dual bachelor’s degree in elementary and special education. She continued with her master’s degree at Mercyhurst and earned a Master’s of Science in special education. Rachel worked as a special education teacher in North Carolina and Maryland for four years before beginning her position as an intervention specialist at Monarch. After four years in this role, Rachel assumed the role of Supervisor of Monarch Transition Education Program (MTEP), where she worked for two years. She was then promoted to MTEP Director, and is currently in her second year in this position. She oversees eight school teams of students aged 14-22, comprised of 51 students and 41 staff.


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monarch center for autismMonarch Center for Autism, a division of Bellefaire JCB, is located in Cleveland, Ohio. Monarch offers a comprehensive array of programs and services for individuals ages three through adulthood with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Highlights, which incorporate Monarch’s visual language treatment model, include a preschool; day school for children, adolescents & young adults; transition education program; summer & extended school year programs; therapeutic residential treatment program; adult vocational & supported living programs; and community training.


star autismSTAR Autism Support (SAS) provides curriculum materials, workshops and training to school and agency staff who work with students with autism. Our mission is to help others successfully implement research-based applied behavior analysis (ABA) techniques. We want every child with autism to receive effective instruction!


vizzle autismVizZle provides a library of more than 14,000 lessons and the tools and media to customize them or create your own from scratch. The lessons can be tailored to any grade level, assigned to any student, and played on iPad or Android tablets, laptop or desktop computers. Data is tracked automatically. This award-winning software is developed collaboratively with educators.

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Thursday, December 14, 2017
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
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