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
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