2015 Transition Symposium

“Don’t Panic! Plan Now!!!”
For Parents and their Students w/Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities

February 21st, 2015 (Snow Date 2/28)
PLENARY SPEAKERS: Peter Gerhardt Ed.D. — Adaptive Behavior and Resiliency. Dr. Gerhardt has
more than 30 years’ experience utilizing ABA principles to support adolescents and adults with autism.
Diane Dressler — Overview of the work of HCAS’ Housing Sub-Committee.
Throughout her 35-year career Ms. Dressler has worked to create and implement systems supporting community inclusion for persons with disabilities.
CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS (Attendees will be able to attend two workshops)
1) Resource Coordinators in Maryland
Medical Management and Rehabilitative Services (MMARS RC, INC.)
Service Coordination Inc.
Total Care Centers for Support
2) How to support your child in their journey – Zosia Zaks, MS, M.Ed., CRC, Hussman Center for Adults
3) Transitioning Youth – – Danielle Lyons, Statewide Coordinator for Transition and Supported Employment
4) Special Needs Trust - Louise Michaux Gonzales, Esquire, Hylton & Gonzales; Kathy Vecchioni, MSW, By Their Side
5) SSDI & SSI -- Paige Lee, CWIC, Certified Benefits Counselor, Open Doors Benefits Counseling
6) Person Centered Planning - Melonee Clark, Youth Transitioning Specialist
7) Employment - Speaker, TBD
8) Housing – Diane Dressler, Consultant
9) Self-Advocates Panel

DOOR PRIZE: Apple I-Pad Mini — value $240; drawing at 5:05pm. Must be present to win.
LOCATION: Cedar Lane School, 11630 Scaggsville Road, Fulton, MD 20759
The Howard County Autism Society and Cedar Lane School would like to acknowledge support from
The Autism Society of America/The Hussman Foundation
Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council

Howard County Autism Society ● 10280 Old Columbia Rd., 215, Columbia, MD 21046 ● 410-290-3466
Cedar Lane School ● 11630 Scaggsville Rd, Fulton, MD 20759 ● (410) 888-8800

SCHEDULE
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
9:00-12:30 p.m.
12:30-1:00 p.m.
1:00—1:30 p.m.
1:30-3:00 p.m.
3:00-3:30 p.m.
3:30-5:00 p.m.
5:05
5:15

Registration, Coffee, Light Breakfast; NETWORKING
Plenary with Dr. Gerhardt and Ms. Dressler
Boxed Lunch
NETWORKING
Concurrent Workshops — Session A
NETWORKING and Snacks
Concurrent Workshops — Session B
Drawing for Apple I-Pad Mini
Conference Concludes

REGISTRATION
REGISTER TODAY: $30/PERSON (includes breakfast and lunch)
(Scholarships are available, please call 410-290-3466 to apply.)

ONSITE: $40/PERSON

I would like to attend the following workshops. Please check two.
(1) Resource Coordinators in Maryland
(2) How to support your child in their journey
(3) Transitioning Youth

(4) Special Needs Trust
(5) SSDI & SSI
(6) Person Centered Planning

(7) Employment
(8) Housing
(9) Self-Advocates

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Registration and payment can be mailed to: The Howard County Autism Society
10280 Old Columbia Road, Suite 215, Columbia, MD 21046
Registration and payment can be e-mailed to: shana.wienecke@howard-autism.org
Directions to Cedar Lane School
From Points North:

● I-95 South;
● Merge onto MD-216/Scaggsville Road, Pass through 1 roundabout
● Turn slight right to stay on Scaggsville Road/MD-216, Pass through 2 roundabouts
● 11630 Scaggsville Road is on the right

From Points West






I-695 toward Glen Burnie
Take I-70 West toward Frederick; Merge onto I-70 West via Exit 16A toward Frederick
Merge onto US-29 South/Columbia **LEFT EXIT**
Take MD-216 West, Exit 13 toward Fulton
Enter next roundabout; take 3rd exit onto Scaggsville Road, Pass through 2 roundabouts
11630 Scaggsville Road is on the right

From Points South





I-95 North towards Baltimore
Merge onto MD-216/Scaggsville Road via Exit 35B toward Scaggsville
Enter roundabout, take 2nd exit onto MD/216/Scaggsville Road, Pass through 1 roundabout
Turn slight right to stay on Scaggsville Rd/MD 216. Pass through 2 roundabouts
11630 Scaggsville Road is on the right

Cedar Lane School ● 11630 Scaggsville Rd, Fulton, MD 20759 ● (410) 888-8800

Presented by the Howard County Autism Society and Cedar Lane School