Upcoming Conferences and Webinars

Check back often for a list of upcoming conferences and webinars, both live and virtual!

Upcoming Conferences

2021 Project 10 Virtual Winter Institute
You will not want to miss this one-day virtual event when all of the regions will come together for a unique day of presentations, discussions and activities. Topics will include virtual transition services, agency engagement in transition planning and updates from leading transition stakeholders across the state. The day will also include breakout sessions to discuss local concerns and enjoy some activities guaranteed to brighten your perspective.
Date/Time: January 26, 2021 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Live webinar through Zoom.
Click here to register.

Save the Date: Florida Postsecondary Comprehensive Transition Programs College Showcase
The Virtual College Showcase will consist of video recordings from Florida Postsecondary Comprehensive Transition Programs (FPCTP) from around the state, as well as having virtual meeting rooms to speak with many of the program representatives. This event is free and open to all young adults with an intellectual disability, families, K12 staff and agency staff who are interested in learning more about approved inclusive higher education opportunities across Florida.
Date/Time: January 27, 2021 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Click here for more information. 

Save the Date: Florida Division on Career Development and Transition (DCDT) VISIONS Conference
A conference for those involved in career development and transition of individuals with exceptionalities. 
Date: April 12-14, 2021
Location: Sheraton Orlando, Lake Buena Vista Resort
Check the website www.FloridaDCDT.org for the latest updates.

Save the Date: 3rd Annual Healthy Minds Healthy Futures Conference
This statewide conference brings together national and local speakers and presenters who will share innovative and proven practical approaches in the area of transition of youth with emotional and mental health disabilities, specifically addressing prevention, employment, community engagement and systems of care. Participants will have the opportunity to advance their transition knowledge and practical skills related to positive post-school outcomes for youth with mental health disabilities.
Registration will open January 4, 2021.
Date: May 5-7, 2021
Location: Marriott Sawgrass Resort, Ponte Vedra, FL

Upcoming Webinars

Florida Speaker Series on Inclusive Postsecondary Education Options for Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in Florida
This speaker series covers topics that support college access and success for students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD).
See dates and topics below, each webinar starts at 3:00 p.m.
Click here to register. 

  • February 22, 2021: Developing transition related IEPs for students with IDD preparing for college
  • April 5, 2021: Orienting students and staff to academic and campus supports
  • May 24, 2021: Orienting students and staff to non-academic campus resources 

Fridays with FDLRS: Components of a Quality IEP
From comprehensive present levels of performance to measurable goals and objectives this session will examine all components of a quality IEP which are necessary for successful instruction and learning. Questions for parents to ask during their child’s IEP meeting will also be explored.
Date/Time: January 15, 2021, 11:30 a.m.
Click here to register. 

Workplace Accommodations for Transition Age Youth
This PACER webinar will focus on workplace accommodations, including what counts as an accommodation, how to ask for one, when an employer can ask for more information, and what to do if an employer says no.
Date/Time: January 20, 2021, 6:30 p.m.
Click here to register. 

Ways to Help Your Teen Stay Organized
Do you know a teen who struggles with keeping track of their schoolwork, managing their time, staying on-task? These are called "executive functioning" skills. Learn about technologies that can help middle and secondary students (grades 7th - 12th) develop these skills. This Zoom Webinar is designed for families and professionals and will address skills for all students, including those with disabilities.
Date/Time: January 28, 2021 2:00 p.m.
Click here to register.

Educating your Child with Mental Health Needs: Special Education and Distance Learning
This workshop focuses on the challenges students with mental health needs may experience with distance learning, including hybrid models, and offers strategies for using the IEP to provide support and instruction.
Date/Time: February 9, 2021 6:30 p.m.
Click here to register.  

How Parents Can Effectively Communicate with the IEP Team
Are you effective when advocating for your child at IEP team meetings? Are you able to ask clarifying questions or speak up if you disagree with what the school is proposing? This interactive workshop will help parents build more effective communication skills with their child’s IEP team.
Date/Time: February 11, 2021 1:00 p.m.
Click here to register.

College-based Transition Services Affinity Group meeting
This group meets to support its members whose work involves supporting transition-aged students with intellectual or developmental disabilities who include, or who would like to include, college in their transition services. The meeting in February will feature invited speaker, Russ Thelin, who will discuss the role of vocational rehabilitation services in college-based transition service.
Date/Time: February 11, 2021 2:00 p.m.
Click here to register. 

Fridays with FDLRS: Transition for Secondary
The session will be conducted by an expert from Project10 and will focus on transition in the secondary environment. Important topics such as age of majority and post secondary activities will be explored in addition to the elements of a quality Transition IEP.
Date/Time: February 19, 2021 11:30 a.m.
Click here to register. 

Housing: Starting the Journey : How do we start? (Step 1)
Help your son or daughter get started with their vision for community living, housing, and services. An overview of housing and service options will be provided. Registration recommended for all three workshops in this Housing: Starting the Journey series.
Date/Time: February 22, 2021 6:30 PM 
Click here to register. 

Resource Materials and Technology Center for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing (RMTC-D/HH) - Accessibility and Assistive Technology TA Live Webinar Archives
This webpage is from the Resource Materials and Technology Center for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing (RMTC-D/HH) and links to their monthly technical assistance live (TALive!) webinars related to accessibility and assistive technology.