Working Together Conference 2017

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Mapping Transitions for Deaf and Hard of Hearing: 
Birth to Adulthood

Friday, October 6th, 2017

Puritan Conference & Event Center 245 Hooksett Rd. Manchester, NH 03104
Friday, October 6th, 2017
8:30am – 3:15 pm

Cost: $85 (Includes a light breakfast and lunch)
Parents of current or future NH students are free!

Certificates of Attendance will be available after the conference.

Conference Information

This conference will focus on ways in which families, Early Supports and Services professionals, providers, school districts, and relevant stakeholders are able to promote successful transitions for Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and young adults throughout their life. 

Speakers will provide an overview of transition services from birth to adulthood. Providers will facilitate small group discussions specific to each age group to engage in a collaborative effort around improving services in New Hampshire. Families will have the opportunity to share their personal journeys navigating transitions with their own children. 

We encourage anyone working with Deaf or Hard Hearing youth, in any capacity, to join us. Community participation and feedback will be critical to the success and outcomes of this conference.
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8:30-9:00 Registration/Networking
9:00-9:15 Opening Remarks: Susan Wolf-Downes
9:15-9:30 Keynote speaker: Trinidad Tellez, MD  
9:30-10:30 Challenges and Successes of Transitions: A Personal Journey: Karen Hopkins, M. Ed
10:30-10:40 Break
10:40-11:40 Breakout Sessions: Birth through Adulthood
1) Early Intervention/Preschool
2) Elementary/Middle School
3) Middle School/High School
4) Adults 
11:40-12:30 Lunch
12:30-1:00 Large group sharing from breakout sessions
1:00-1:30 WIOA: Pre-employment Transition Services, Ages 14-21  
1:30-1:45 Break
1:45-3:00 Family Panel 
3:00-3:15 Closing Remarks: Susan Wolf-Downes
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