Montgomery County Community College will host a Bridging to the Future Conference for parents and guardians of students with special needs who are transitioning from high school into adult life.
The conference will take place on April 18 in Parkhouse Hall in Blue Bell. The attendance cost is $35.
The event is sponsored by MCCC’s Bridge to College Program and Disability Services office. The keynote speaker will be Jane Thierfeld Brown, Ed.D, a leading authority on autism in higher education.
Brown is an assistant clinical professor at Yale Child Study at Yale Medical School and Director of College Autism Spectrum. She has worked in Disability Services for nearly four decades and coauthored several books, including “The Parent’s Guide to College for Students on the Autism Spectrum.”
The conference will also include sessions presented by several other institutions and organizations, including MCCC’s Office of Disabilities, Families CCAN, Montgomery County Intermediate Unit, and Integrate for Good.
Among other things, the sessions will cover topics such as finance, disability services, legal rights, and insurance. There will also be more than 25 vendors from a variety of support areas.
Those who wish to attend can register online or contact Denise Garrigus at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-619-7403.