High School Transitions – Iowa

The Arc of the Quad Cities Area is hosting a Parent Learning Series focused on providing the tools parents of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities need to be the most effective. Attendees will learn how to create and protect the life you wish for your child, sibling or loved one.
This workshop will be May 11, 2022 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. via Zoom.


Workshop Description:

Parents and students, by law, are equal partners on the IEP team. Parents know their child the best and can offer insight regarding their strengths and weaknesses. This workshop is designed to provide parents with the skills needed to feel confident to understand and participate in the IEP process. An overview of the parental safeguards, IEP paperwork, and transition plans will be covered.


Presented By: Jody Beltran, Michelle Wehr, Carol Aden, and Rachel Terry

Jody Beltran and Michelle Wehr are Transition Specialists for Mississippi Bend AEA , whose focus is on maintain in-depth knowledge of transition from high school to adult life and serve as a resource to secondary professionals, parents, and communities regarding the transition from high school to adult life for students with disabilities.
Carol Aden and Rachel Terry are with the Family and Educator Partnership (FEP) program at the Mississippi Bend AEA that works to develop and sustain effective partnerships between families, educators, and community providers to promote success for all children and youth with disabilities.