State Independent Living Services and Centers

Presented by Laurie Pryor, LBSW with Office of Independent Living Services, HHSC

This webinar will provide an overview of Independent Living Services provided by the state to individuals with significant disabilities. Independent Living Services help individuals maintain or increase their independence. Independent Living Centers are consumer-controlled, community-based, cross-disability, non-residential, private nonprofit agencies which provide an array of services in local areas. Independent Living Services are in the process of transitioning from DARS to HHSC on 9/1/16. Join us to learn how to obtain these services.

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About the Presenter:

Laurie Pryor, LBSW, has been a social worker for 24 years with experience in medical social work, Independent living and administration. She currently works for the Health and Human Services Commission in the Office of Independent Living Services as the ILS Training and Technical Assistance Unit Supervisor. The unit provides Centers for Independent Living with on-going training and technical assistance related to fulfilling the contracts for Independent Living Services.


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Transition Training with Apps

Guest presenter: Betsy Furler, MS, CCC-SLP, Training and Therapy Coordinator for BridgingApps 

Mobile devices like iPhones, iPads and Androids are everywhere! They are easily accessible and great tools for all types of transitions. This webinar will discuss a variety of apps that are very beneficial for different types of transition. An overview of the BridgingApps website and services will be provided.

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About the Presenter:

Betsy is a speech-language pathologist and autism consultant with 24 years of experience in a variety of settings. She graduated from Austin College with a BA in Psychology and Sociology and from the University of Texas at Dallas with a MS in Communication Disorders. She also holds a Texas teaching certificate and is a certified PLAY Project consultant. In 2010, she began using the iPod Touch and iPad in therapy sessions. Her use of these mobile devices has expanded to include
training educators to use them in the classroom.


Webinars are fun and easy to attend right from the comfort of your own home. All you need is a computer with speakers and an internet connection. All of our presentations are interactive and provide an opportunity to ask questions with our presenters.


Transition to Adulthood

This webinar will provide parents with IDEA transition requirements for a student with a disability preparing for life after high school.   We will cover important aspects of transition planning, information typically included in a transition plan, how transition plans are developed and by whom, and resources for more information on transition.

This webinar is for parents in Regions 9 & 11 only.


Webinars are fun and easy to attend right from the comfort of your own home. All you need is a computer with speakers and an internet connection. All of our presentations are interactive and provide an opportunity to ask questions with our presenters.


Transition Into Adulthood

This workshop will provide parents with IDEA transition requirements for a student with a disability preparing for life after high school. We will cover important aspects of transition planning, information typically included in a transition plan, how transition plans are developed and by whom, and resources for more information on transition.

This webinar is for parents in ESC Regions 9 & 11 only.


Webinars are fun and easy to attend right from the comfort of your own home. All you need is a computer with speakers and an internet connection. All of our presentations are interactive and provide an opportunity to ask questions with our presenters.


NCWD/Youth releases Transition Truths

Transition Truths is an online tool that describes systems that may affect youth with and without disabilities as they transition from youth to adulthood. Youth can use this tool with youth service professionals and other caring adults to learn about their rights within these systems, plan for their transition, and identify areas where change is needed within their communities.

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Supported Education for Young Adults with Serious Mental Health Conditions

The majority of college students with serious mental health conditions do not finish school, which jeopardizes their long-term employment prospects.

Transitions RTC researchers and trainers of supported education services recently hosted a 2-part webinar series about Supported Education for Young Adults with SMHC. The webinar series presents the state of the science and practice of supported education and related strategies for achieving post-secondary education goals of young adults with SMHC.

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