Thursday, January 19, 2017

Able SC Transition Conference

Empowering a Future is Able SC’s annual transition conference for professionals working with young adults with disabilities.  Mapping Your Future is the free companion event for young adults with disabilities in transition and up to two family members. Both conferences are intended to raise expectations, foster awareness of best practices, and build critical skills.

Both conferences will be held at Furman University. Empowering a Future will run for a full day on Friday, March 10, 2017. Mapping Your Future will run for a full day on Saturday, March 11, 2017. If you’d like more information about registering, participating as a vendor, or sharing your transition knowledge as a presenter, you have come to the right place!

Important Event Information

This is an open call to share your expertise with professionals! To promote access to more material and better engage attendees, this year’s Empowering a Future will feature short presentations and a much greater variety of presenters. Each presenter will be sharing an innovative practice or practical tool that conference attendees can take with them when they leave. Young adult self-advocates, parents, graduate and undergraduate students, teachers, rehabilitation counselors, professors, and anyone else who has something innovative to share are all encouraged to submit a proposal! All selected presenters will receive a free conference registration to Empowering a Future as our way of thanking you for sharing your expertise. The proposal form is very short and can be found by following this link. The deadline for submitting a proposal to present is January 18, 2017.
      Vendor registration is currently open. Vendor registration is $50.00 and covers a six-foot table and lunch at both conferences (Friday and Saturday). Click here for a vendor registration form and more details. The deadline to register as a vendor is January 18, 2017.
Mapping Your Future and Empowering a Future 2017 are made possible through support from Able South Carolina, Transition Alliance of South Carolina, SC Department of Education, Family Connection of SC, Protection & Advocacy for People with Disabilities, Inc.

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