2012 National Transition Conference:
College and Careers for Youth with Disabilities

The National Transition Conference was held on May 30-June 1, 2012 in Washington DC. Attended by over 800 people, the conference offered a diverse array of workshops and general sessions.

This site provides an overview of the conference program; materials provided by presenters and captioned video of both the opening session and the keynote speaker, Ann Wilson Cramer of IBM.

Breakout Session Materials

Breakout session materials have been organized by theme track. Clicking on a theme track will take you to a Dropbox folder with the presentation materials or a session folder if the presenter provided multiple documents.

You can download the material or view it in your web browser.

If you are looking for materials that are not posted on this site we encourage you to contact the presenter directly. The full program book including contact information for presenters can be found under the 2012 Program tab.

Opening Session

Valerie Jarrett

Opening remarks by Valerie Jarrett, Sr.Advisor to President Obama and Chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls. Introduced by Alexa Posny, Assistant Secretary for Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services at the U.S. Department of Education.

Alexa Posny

Alexa Posny, Assistant Secretary for Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services at the U.S. Department of Education.

Personal Perspectives on Transition: Voices that Matter

Vander Cherry, U.S. Department of Education Michaela Fissel, Graduate Student, Central CT State University Andraea LaVant, Inclusion Specialist, Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital Facilitated by Sue Swenson, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services at the U.S. Department of Education.

Keynote Presentation

Preparing Today’s Youth for Tomorrow’s Workforce

Ann Wilson Cramer, Director IBM Americas, IBM Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs. Introduced by William Kiernan, ICI and Stephanie Powers, Council on Foundations.