Susan Darlington, Transition Coordinator
Forsyth County Schools
1120 Dahlonega Highway
Cumming, GA 30040
770-887-2461 ext. 202327
2014-15 Transition Workshops and Seminars DATE LOCATION TIME WORKSHOP 8/28/14 Room 380 BOE Bldg 6 PM to 8 PM TBA 9/25/14 Room 380 BOE Bldg 6 PM to 8 PM Project LIFE This presentation is for future interns, parents and educators who want to know what Project LIFE is about, the goals and services offered.
Question and Answer document from presentation
10/23/14 Room 380 BOE Bldg 6 PM to 8 PM Family Supports and Adult Services for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities: Click here for notes from the 2013 Presentation
Representatives from AVITA Community Partners will speak about the services that might be available for your son and/or daughter as well as financial supports. Find out what is happening with the Waiver in GA and how the adult service portion utilizes the waiver to support adults with disabilities within our community.
2/26/15Rescheduled for April 30th due to the winter weather. Room 380 BOE Bldg 6 PM to 8 PM Guardianship and Conservatorship: Mark Biernath, Attorney at Law returns to speak about the application process and how your decisions now - could affect decisions later in life. He comes with a wealth of knowledge and unbiased suggestions and helpful hints.
Follow Up Notes from 2013 presentation:
Mark provides an arrange of informational handouts and videos on his website. Much of the presentation heard here, can also be found at www.biernathlaw.com (click on guardianship).
BOE 6 PM to 8 PM Financial Planning:
Speak with the Special Needs Financial Dept of MetLife and hear how families can best plan for their child’s financial future. Understand how income (gifts, donations, earnings and inheritance) can affect one’s benefits status. This is strictly information with no obligation on parents to use their services in the future.
3/26/15 Room 380 BOE Bldg 6 PM to 8 PM Preparing for the Post-Secondary Education Inclusion Programs:
More information coming soon.
5/7/15 Room 380 BOE Bldg 6 PM to 8 PM Vocational Rehabilitation More information coming soon. 3/5/15 BOE 10:30 AM to
Mock Interviews for Students in HS Access Courses Transition Focused Websites Please contact Susan Darlington (contact listed above) if there is an insufficient link. Developmental Disabilities
Katie Becket Waiver Packet (only for those declined for Medicaid and under age 18)
Think College - College programs for individuals with developmental disabilities
Self-advocacy and determination skills for individuals with mental disabilities
Career Survey, Interests and Clusters
Vocational Rehabilitation (VR)
Students interested in seeking VR services can contact their case manager or the Forsyth County Transition Coordinator. The Release of information must also be signed by the parent of anyone under the age of 18.
Transition Services in FCSS
Summary of Performance - To be completed during the students last year of high school
Summary of Suggested Transition Activities - For students preparing for college or tech school
Summary of Suggested Transition Activities - For students in Access Courses
Project L.I.F.E. (ages 18-22) and L.I.F.E. II See Vocational Rehabilitation below
Transition Planning and Assessments
Elementary Transition Plan - checklist
Middle School Transition Plan - checklist
High School Transition Plan - checklist
GA 411 - College and Career Inventories
Virginia College Quest: a website designed to assist high school
High Functioning Autism - a Professor's Point of View
Top 10 Colleges for Students with Autism - By onlinecollege.com