Cincinnati Transition Booster Sessions 2021
In this session attendees will learn about being safe online: how to deal with online friendships, dating and other interactions on social media. Speakers will also discuss proactive strategies to stay safe in the community, prepare for interacting with strangers, encounters with law enforcement and dealing with emergencies.
Amanda Tipkemper, HEIDT Center of Excellence, TJ Nestheide, Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services (HCDDS), Anne Tapia, Regional Autism Advisory Council (RAAC), Darrell Prewitt, Fairfield Township Police Department
Attendees of this panel session will examine the options available for young adults and their families after turning 18 years of age and will understand the differences between supported decision-making, power of attorney and guardianship.
Amy Daniel, MSN, RN, CNOR, CCCTM | Complex Care Center at CCHMC
Maggie Scotece, Attorney at Law | Disability Rights Ohio
Attendees will be able to identify situations that are often misattributed to laziness; will be able to generate reasonable explanations for a person’s struggle to transition; will have more insight into the possible negative influence of the pandemic on transitions; and will be able to better identify areas for intervention in assisting individuals on the Spectrum with difficult transitions. Attendees will also hear from panelists as they share their personal experiences with transitions as living in their daily lives; how they’ve had to change and adapt; and adding positive ways that they didn’t see in transition.
Andrew Schlegelmilch, PhD | Private practice in the Greater Cleveland Area
Susan Koller | Self-Advocate
Diana Mairose | Self-Advocate
This unique session will present two topics regarding technology supports:
Assistive Technology for Independence: Devices and Gadgets
In this section, presenters will discuss how technology can empower youth/young adults with disabilities to live a more connected and independent life and identify the things we use every day to increase independence with personal care and daily living tasks. Presenters will demonstrate how to use technology to support environmental adaptations and allow participation in recreational activities.
Speaker: Jared Hendricks | SafeinHome
Technology Supports for Independent Living: Smart Home and Technology Enabled Supports
In this section, presenters will identify ways in which technology helps individuals with DD to live independently in their own home/apartment and how technology helps to address the shortage of direct support professionals.
They will showcase how individuals and families can use technology to live independently while still having access to the supports they need, and provide examples of the technology that is available like sensors, two way talk devices, and more.
Speakers: Colleen Osbun,|Ohio at Home
Brian Hart,| LADD
Previous Transition Booster Sessions 2020
In this session you will learn how to support youth with Developmental Disabilities (DD) in gaining pre-employment skills, such as how to complete tasks and interact with others, that will prepare them for success in the workforce.
Speakers: Celia Schloemer & Erin Riehle, CCHMC
In this session you will learn what Guardianship is, what other options exist, and why it is important to think carefully about this decision; develop a better understanding of the legal considerations and process; see examples of county probate court forms and applications and become more prepared and empowered with resources to make informed decisions about your loved one’s life
Speakers: Andrew Brennan, Disability Rights Ohio; Jane Gerhardt, Family Member; Lisa Portune, Family Member
In this session you will learn about the differences between the pediatric and adult health care systems; preparing for a successful transition from pediatric to adult healthcare providers and how to successfully navigate the adult healthcare world.
Speakers: Jason Woodward, MD, CCHMC; Abby Nye, MD & Lauren Wang, MD, UC Physicians
In this session, we will discuss the rationale for providing comprehensive health and sex education to exceptional learners, review some current research and facts related to relationships, sexuality and safety, share our experiences in teaching health and sex education concepts to young adults and adults with DD and discuss available curriculums and resources.
Speakers: Amanda Tipkemper, HEIDT Center of Excellence & TJ Nestheide, HCDDS