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ILS Lunchtime Webinar – Post-Secondary Transition Planning and Services, presented by Emily Wilson and Amanda Klemas, Equip for Equality
December 15, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Please join us on Tuesday, December 15th from Noon to 1:00 PM for the Illinois Life Span Program Lunchtime Webinar, Post-Secondary Transition Planning and Services, presented by Emily Wilson, Skadden Fellow and Attorney, and Amanda Klemas, Supervising Attorney with Equip for Equality.
All students with disabilities between ages 14.5 to 22 years old have the right to receive individualized transition services through special education to prepare them for post-secondary education, employment, and independent living. This training will walk through the development and implementation of a student’s transition plan, what to do if your child’s transition plan is not appropriate, as well as special issues impacting students of transition-age, such as becoming a legal adult, graduation, and remote learning.
Register in advance for this webinar at:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Please note, there are no CEUs for our lunchtime webinars. Thank you!
Our presenters for this webinar are Emily Wilson, Skadden Fellow and Attorney and Amanda Klemas, Supervising Attorney at Equip for Equality.
Emily is a Skadden Fellow and attorney with the Special Education Clinic at Equip for Equality, where she represents students and families in special education and related matters, with a focus on transition issues. Emily has a background in education and special education advocacy. She worked as a student advocate representing children with disabilities in the PELE Special Education Advocacy Clinic at William & Mary Law School in Williamsburg, VA and interned with Equip for Equality’s Special Education Clinic and the Education Law Center in Philadelphia, PA. Prior to law school, Emily was a middle school math teacher and earned her Master’s degree in Secondary Education from the University of New Mexico.
Amanda is a supervising attorney with the Special Education Clinic at Equip for Equality, where she represents students and families in all aspects of special education and related matters for children with disabilities. Previously, Amanda was an Equal Justice Works fellow and staff attorney at a non-profit organization based in Boston, Massachusetts, where she provided special education representation to families of children with mental health disabilities, as well as ongoing training and technical assistance to mental health providers working with low-income children and families.