The Transition to Adulthood
January 12, January 20, and January 27, 2022
Tammie Sebastian and Amy Freeman, MEd
Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities (OCECD)
Tammie Sebastian is the Statewide Program Coordinator for the Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities (OCECD). Prior to joining OCECD, she provided information, training, and support for parents in Cuyahoga County and was an advocate for the Tapestry System of Care. Her focus was the Juvenile Justice System and helping families obtain an evaluation for their child to ensure the child was receiving needed services. Tammie is the parent of two daughters, one who is challenged with AD/HD and one who is diagnosed with autism, generalized anxiety disorder, and sensory processing disorder.
Amy Freeman has been employed through OCECD since 2014. Amy currently is OCECD’s statewide transition programs coordinator. Her responsibilities include collaborating with other statewide agencies and local organizations to create/provide resources for transition age youth and their families. Amy has over 40 years of experience working as a teacher, a sheltered workshop director, behavior specialist, superintendent, statewide preschool reviewer, regional Developmental Disabilities consultant, and former director of Project MORE. Amy is the sibling of a brother who had Down syndrome. Learning
Objectives: Participants will understand: 1. the concept and intent of transition planning, 2. the intent and development of IEP transition goals: postsecondary training and education, competitive integrated employment, and independent living, 3. strategies for what families, students, and educators can implement to help develop the IEP postsecondary transition plan.