2022 Series Sponsored By:
The Transition Workshop Webinar Series aims to address important topics necessary for youth and young adults living with epilepsy to successfully navigate their transition to adulthood. Each workshop is designed to provide guidance, direction, and support for individuals living with epilepsy as well as their families, caregivers, and support team. Each workshop will feature a guest speaker covering transition topics related to medicine and the healthcare system, workforce readiness, mental health, and more.
For helpful resources and recorded sessions from the 2021 & 2022 Transition Workshop Series CLICK HERE!
Brought to you by their Young Adult Council, our friends at CHOP have launched a new webpage for those transitioning from pediatric to adult care providers! Website: https://www.chop.edu/pages/helping-teens-epilepsy-transition-adult-care!
Also, the PEAL Center is a great organization that provides support and guidance for families and individuals with special healthcare needs, especially in terms of education & transitions. Check them out at: www.pealcenter.org.
Recordings of Transition Workshop Series 2022:
Workshop 4: Self Care and Independence, Saturday, April 23, 2022
Title: Stress Management and Positive Coping Skills in Epilepsy
Speaker: Dr. Carinna Scotti-Degnan, Pediatric Psychologist at CHOP
Title: Seeking Support: Accessing Behavioral Health Resources
Speaker: Dr. Amanda Riisen, Pediatric Psychologist at CHOP
Title: MTV Program: Mentoring/Transitioning/Voices
Speaker: Mary Beth Morgan, Independent Living Specialist- Youth Transition from Liberty Resources Inc.
Workshop 3: Employment and Vocational Training, Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Title: Employment Rights & Accommodations
Speaker: Mark Natale, Attorney at Malamut & Associates
Title: Vocational Training Services from Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
Speaker: Jamie Luthy, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor at the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation in Philadelphia
Workshop 2: Higher Education, Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Title: Transition: High School to Post-Secondary Education and Training
Speaker: Dr. Domenico Cavaiulo, Professor in the Dept. of Special Education and Rehabilitation at East Stroudsburg University
Title: Panel for Higher Education
Speakers: Seamus Hanrahan, Erin Seiler, Matt Steele, and Dana Pirolli (Young adults diagnosed with epilepsy share their experiences in higher education and life after highschool and college)
Workshop 1: Medical & Healthcare Transitions, Saturday, April 2, 2022
Title: Transition- Are you ready?
Speaker: Dr. Lawrence E. Fried, Attending Physician, Division of Neurology, Pediatric Regional Epilepsy Program, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Title: Growing up with Epilepsy
Speaker: Dr. Akila Venkataraman, Pediatric Neurologist, Geisinger Medical Center
The Next Step Programs- Epilepsy Transition Social Groups
14-17 year old group: Wednesdays, March 16- May 4, 2022 from 6-7pm
18+ group: Tuesdays, March 15- May 4, 2022 from 6-7pm
Virtually on Zoom
The EFEPA is proud to partner with The Next Step Programs for their upcoming Epilepsy Transition Social Groups!
TSG Epilepsy is a program that is designed to support teens 14-17 and young adults ages 18+ living with epilepsy. Through the course of these 8-weeks, we will cultivate an environment in which participants can feel open to sharing personal experiences they have gone through in regards to living with Epilepsy. Additionally, TSG Epilepsy is a place for teens and young adults to learn more about what they need to be aware of as they are transitioning into independence & adulthood and living with Epilepsy. TSG Epilepsy is a place for individuals to have fun, make connections with others, and forget about the stressors of everyday life
To register, or for more information about The Next Step Programs and their Transition Social Group, please visit The Next Step website. Financial assistance available upon request.