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Planning for LIFE After High School
The Transition Discoveries project is hosting a series of focus groups for young persons with disabilities, and their families, who are planning for the transition to life after high school.
The project is inviting individuals from across the Commonwealth to make a difference by sharing their stories!
Researchers are anxious to hear the authentic voices of youth with disabilities and families about their experiences in planning for life after high school. The information gathered at the focus groups will help researchers design a survey to find out what is happening with youth during this important time in their lives and in the lives of their family.
The final data collected will be used to have an impact on systems throughout Pennsylvania, thereby enhancing the lives of young individuals with disabilities and their families.
WHAT TO EXPECT?
Two different focus groups at each of eight locations: one for families; one for youth with disabilities.
Participants will be encouraged to share stories: plans after high school, hopes and dreams, strengths, talents and gifts, and fears and challenges.
In addition, there will be a unique opportunity to network with others.
WHO IS INVITED TO APPLY?
Family membersof youth with disabilities (ages 14-24)
Youth with disabilities (ages 14-24)
Selection to participate will be based on cross-disability, cultural diversity, and statewide representation.
Selected participants will be contacted by the Transition Discoveries project.
DATES, TIMES AND LOCATIONS FOR THE FOCUS GROUPS:
Currently, only one location has been finalized. More dates will be announced shortly.
August 23, 2014
10 AM - Noon
Location: Lehigh Valley CIL
713 N. 13th Street, Allentown, PA 18102
Accommodations and supports will be provided, as well as light snacks.
For more information about the focus groups or about the project, contact: Ginger Jolly - 215-204-3053 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Funded by the PA Developmental Disabilities Council.