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FutureTransition from School to Adult Life for Students with Visual and Multiple Disabilities, Including Deafblindness

Friday, February 23 thru Sunday, February 25, 2018

Crowne Plaza, 6121 North IH 35, Austin, TX 

This weekend workshop will help families of students with visual and multiple impairment, including those with deafblindness, learn to make plans for their family member’s adult life after graduation.  The targeted audience is families of middle school and high school students who will need long-term services and supports in the community for plans other than traditional graduation to college and career.

Please join us to learn more about innovative strategies for planning and executing a successful transition plan for your child.  Information about resources will be shared, and you will have an opportunity to learn from others about the support your child will need to make a successful transition from school to adult life in the community.

Our weekend begins on Friday evening at 6:00 PM with a Family Reception at the Crowne Plaza where participants will be lodged for this event.  Dinner will be provided and you will have an opportunity to meet other family members who will be joining you for the weekend.

Sessions will be held on Saturday and Sunday at the Crowne Plaza.  Sessions begin at 8:30 AM and continue until 4:30 PM on Saturday with lunch provided.  On Sunday sessions start at 8:30 AM and continue until noon.  A box lunch is provided on Sunday.

This event will be highly interactive and is designed to help parents create a road map to use with their child throughout the process of transition.  It will focus on helping the parents or caregivers determine what they want as outcomes for their child or young adult so he or she will have a rich and rewarding life as an adult.  Then participants will learn how to find and advocate for the tools and resources they need to help them navigate along the way in order to reach their destination.

Financial Assistance

Family members of students with visual impairments or deafblindness are eligible for limited financial assistance from TSBVI Outreach Programs to cover hotel, meals, childcare, and transportation.  You will have the opportunity to select this option when you register.  If you currently have a case open with Health and Human Services Commission Blind Children's Program (HHSC) or Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), we ask that you contact them prior to registering to determine what financial assistance they may be able to provide before making your request from TSBVI Outreach.

Child Care

No child care or student activities will be provided on site, so your child or children may not attend this event.  We can help reimburse the cost of child care you set up in your home.  If your child functions at the level where he or she could participate during the workshop, then this workshop is probably not the best match for your family.  Families of students who have those kinds of academic skills might be better served in a similar workshop for students who are likely to be more independent as adults, such as "Game of Life."


This event targets adult family members of students who require significant, life-long support. Professionals who work with the family's child or who have a particular interest in transition may also attend. 

Family Members and Professionals

  • Early Bird Rate (thru February 15th) $45
  • Regular Registration (beginning February16th) $50


You may need to create an individual account on our registration system prior to registering.  No payment is required at the time of registration unless you are paying with a credit card. If your registration fee will be paid by another agency such as HHSC or TWC, please consult them before registering to find out whether payment will be made by check or purchase order and the number of the check or purchase order that will be issued for payment.


Contact Brian Sobeck at or 512-206-9225.