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Navigating the Transition into Adult Services

Thursday, January 19, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

Adult Services

Presented by Julie Collison, M.Ed., Transition Coordinator and Middle School/High School Supervisor at Monarch Center for Autism
Sponsored by Monarch Center for Autism, STAR Autism Support, and VizZle


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In this webinar Julie Collison, M.Ed., takes an in-depth look at adult transition services, especially for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The presentation focuses on the steps required to ensure a smooth transition from school to adulthood, including when the process should begin. The transition process begins earlier than some may think. School professionals will gain an understanding of where to start and how to guide families to the appropriate services. Because the language of transition differs from state to state, and sometimes from county to county, the information presented will be as general as possible to address the needs of all participants. Topics include:

  • What is transition?
  • When does the transition process begin?
  • Who do I go to for assistance?
  • Exploring the process of guardianship
  • How can my local Board of Developmental Disabilities help me?
  • What are Vocational Rehabilitation Services?
  • What about college?
  • Discussing residential options

Educators, therapists, and administrators are encouraged to watch this recorded webinar.

Julie CollisonAbout the Presenter

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 three classrooms of 14 staff and 23 students, ages 11 to 20.

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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, January 19, 2017
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
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