Dream It! Plan It! Do it!
We look forward to your participation at the hybrid 2023 Transition Conference on February 21-22, 2023.
Registration cost is $100 for in-person or $100 for virtual.
Younes Center South opens at 8:00 am
Zoom link opens at 8:00 am
Accommodations: A block of rooms have been reserved with a special conference rate. Please make reservations as soon as possible to secure the group rate.
Hotel Name: Fairfield Inn
Street Address: 510 W Talmadge Rd, Kearney, NE 68845K
Phone: (308) 236-4200
Special Rate: $119.95
*You must call the hotel directly to book and receive the conference room rate. The hotels cannot be responsible for reservations made through any third party. Please note, the website IS via a 3rd party. Rates quoted herein are per room, per night, and do not include applicable taxes.
Keynote Speaker – Day 1
Filmmaker, parent, and disability rights advocate Dan Habib shares how a culture of inclusion in school and community has prepared his 23-year-old son Samuel for transition to higher education and employment. As part of his presentation, Habib will discuss how educators, families, and students can envision a collaborative road map for IEP development and postsecondary transition and screen clips from some of his films that show effective practices to support the transition to higher education and competitive, integrated employment.
Keynote Speaker – Day 2
Jennifer Wolfsheimer is a Senior Program Associate at WestEd. Jennifer specializes in evaluating and building capacity of state educational agency staff in the areas of special education data, dispute resolution, general supervision, and differentiated monitoring and supports under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Jennifer is able to leverage her legal training and experience with interpreting requirements for students with disabilities to support the implementation of statutes, regulations, and best practices that are compliant while also support states in improving outcomes for students with disabilities.
An expert in policy analysis and its impact on people with disabilities, Jennifer is a sought-after speaker on topics of ableism, special education, and advocacy specifically from her perspective as a woman with a disability.
Prior to joining WestEd, Jennifer worked for the U.S. Department of Education in the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) where she facilitated the team which carries out activities related to State Performance Plans/Annual Performance Reports and Determinations. Previously Jennifer was OSEP’s Dispute Resolution Lead, she has led monitoring activities focused on States’ dispute resolution policies and procedures and general supervision responsibilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
Jennifer has advised on disability issues related to mental health and healthcare, technology, employment discrimination, and domestic violence while serving as Commissioner, Montgomery County, MD Commission on People with Disabilities; Policy Advisor, U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy; independent healthcare policy consultant; and Legal Intern/Extern/Clerk at The Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, and Protection and Advocacy organizations in New York and California.
Jennifer holds a B.A. in Political Science and Women’s Studies from San Diego State University, M.S. in Education with concentration in Disability Policy from Syracuse University, and J.D. from Syracuse University.