Join us for an interactive and conversational training session by Transition Discoveries, a non-profit dedicated to guiding youth, families, and communities through transition in post-secondary education, everyday life, and beyond!  Discover the unique approach that makes Transition Discoveries stand out is based upon the mantra Your Voice. Your Story. Your Future.


Learn how to use Transition Discoveries cards to build authentic connections, which is at the heart of our mission. Explore the pivotal role of strong relationships in empowering families to support their youth through transition with confidence and resilience.

We prioritize meaningful relationships and collaborative learning, breaking away from traditional, systems-driven models.  During this session, you will learn how to use free Transition Discoveries resources and tools to increase the voices of youth and families to drive successful transition journeys.

During this webinar attendees will:

–       Understand Transition Discoveries’ unique approach to youth transition by exploring the power of meaningful relationships in family support and learn about collaborative learning and its impact on empowering families through Discovery Cards.

–       Hear from youth and families themselves through lived experience & storytelling.

–       Explore a wealth of resources designed to support families, educators, and advocates in empowering youth through transition. From a free resource center to an interactive Discovery Journey designed for person-centered planning, learn how these tools can create a supportive environment for families, enhancing your ability to navigate and empower youth.


Dr. Joan Kester: In her capacity as Program Director of the Interdisciplinary Secondary Transition Program at GW, Dr. Kester leads scholars from across the country, imparting evidence-based secondary transition practices and shaping them into future leaders in the field. With a Doctor of Education degree from the GW Executive Leadership Program in human and organizational learning, Dr. Kester brings a wealth of academic insight and practical experience to her role.

Erin Black: Erin Black, a dynamic young disability advocate and team member at Transition Discoveries, holds a degree in Disability Studies and Public Relations from the University of Toledo. As a recent graduate living with a rare neuromuscular condition, Erin is dedicated to empowering youth with disabilities. Passionate about public speaking and visual creation for marketing/social media, she shares her inspiring story worldwide. Connect with Erin and learn more at

Date: Monday, April 15th, 2024

Time: 2pm

ASL interpretation & Spanish interpretation will be offered!

Acompáñenos en una sesión de capacitación interactiva y conversacional impartida por Descubrimientos de Transición, una organización sin fines de lucro dedicada a guiar a jóvenes, familias y comunidades a través de la transición en la educación post secundaria, la vida cotidiana y mucho más. Descubra el enfoque único que hace que Descubrimientos de Transición se destaque y se base en la idea de Tu voz. Tu historia. Tu futuro.

Aprenda a utilizar las tarjetas de Descubrimientos de Transición para construir conexiones auténticas, lo cual es el núcleo de nuestra misión. Explore el papel fundamental de las relaciones sólidas para empoderar a las familias para que apoyen a sus jóvenes durante la transición con confianza y resiliencia.

Priorizamos las relaciones significativas y el aprendizaje colaborativo, rompiendo con los modelos tradicionales impulsados por sistemas. Durante esta sesión, aprenderá cómo utilizar los recursos y herramientas gratuitos de Descubrimientos de Transición para elevar las voces de los jóvenes y las familias para conducir a transiciones exitosas.

Fecha: lunes 15 de abril de 2024

Hora: 2pm ET

Se ofrecerá interpretación al español y ASL (lenguaje de señas americano)

Captioned English recording 

Spanish audio & captions – Descubrimientos de Transición. Tu voz. Tu historia. Tu futuro.

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