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Postsecondary Transition for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students


3:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST

Nov 10th, 2015


Q & A 3:30 pm-3:45 pm




During this webinar, participants will be provided with information about postsecondary transition for Deaf and hard of hearing students. Educators are now being expected to provide a high school education that is guided by goals for students’ future employment, education, and independent living needs. The webinar will include a discussion on special considerations for students who are deaf and hard of hearing, specific recommendations, and a list of resources for students, families, and professionals who are supporting students through the transition process.

MECDHH and collaborating agencies are involved with the national “Building State Capacity” initiative with pepnet 2. There will be a preview of the “Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students’ Guide to Transition” that is currently being developed by our Maine Summit Team. More information on this project can be found at http://www.pepnet.org/summit

About the Presenters:

Conrad Strack was born hard of hearing and slowly become deaf by age 18. He grew up mainstreamed, received his B.S. in Economics from Western Oregon State University and his M.S. Ed in Deaf Education from University of Rochester. After a few years teaching at Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind he has been with MECDHH for 25 years in various capacities, with the last 10 years as a public school outreach consultant specializing in transition. One of his current projects is working with the state of Maine pepnet 2 team that is developing transition guidelines for Deaf and hard of hearing students.

Shana Kelley-Cohen, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker who has been working with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community for over 15 years. She has her Bachelors degree in Psychology and Communication Disorders from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and her Masters degree in Social Work with a Specialization in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Populations from Gallaudet University. Shana worked for 10 years as a counselor with Deaf and Hard of Hearing children, adolescents, adults, and their families in Maine. She also worked in the public school sys-tem for several years. Shana is currently working as the Transition Strategist with Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing students at Portland High School and as the Behavior Strategist for MECDHH Programs. Shana is a member of the Maine Summit Team

Who Should Attend?

Middle School and High School students who are deaf and hard of hearing, parents, teachers, case managers, VR counselors, guidance counselors and any professionals working with middle school and high school students who are deaf and hard of hearing.

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