Pathways to Independence: Supporting Young Adults with Learning Disabilities


The ability to interact with others, advocate for services, and navigate the adult world is challenging for all adolescents and adults. It is even more challenging for individuals with exceptionalities. Individuals with exceptionalities benefit from additional supports as they navigate school, home, and community settings, and practice the art of becoming more independent. Communication skills, social skills, self-determination skills, and self-advocacy skills are needed at home, in the workplace, in education settings, and in community settings. Research supports the importance of developing these critical skills. This presentation provides an overview of important skills and strategies for supporting adolescents and young adults as they work toward independence.

This presentation provides an overview of skills and strategies for supporting adolescents and young adults as they work toward independence in home, school, community, and workplace settings.

Who should attend?
The workshop offers valuable information for Parents, Caregivers, Teachers, High School Students and Young Adults.

Featured Speaker: Ms. Virginia Murray, M. A., Faculty, Grand Canyon University

Virginia Murray is an online faculty member and adjunct faculty for Grand Canyon University. She has also worked as an Academic Associate for Arizona University. Virginia is an experienced Autism Spectrum Disorder Coach, and Teacher Mentor dedicated to providing support in classroom management, IEP development, development of focused transition plans, behavior management, and differentiation of instruction to teachers and their students in kindergarten through twelfth grade General Education settings, Resource Classroom settings, and Self-Contained Classroom settings. Virginia also owns Virginia Murray Consulting and assists clients in supporting adolescents and adults with exceptionalities. She has over 28 years’ experience in special education. She is currently working on her Doctoral Degree at Grand Canyon University in Organizational Leadership for Special Education. She is passionate about preparing and supporting new teachers in finding their purpose and providing service to students with exceptionalities.

Attendance is complimentary but capacity is limited, so register today!
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