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Charting the Course: Transition Fair

Education Service Center (ESC) Region 12 and the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) invite parents and their 8th, 9th,  and 12th grade students with disabilities that include, but are not limited to, those served through special education and 504, to learn about preparing for life after high school. We'll be offering this event at several locations, to accommodate as many families in our area as possible. This event is FREE!

Families play a key role in supporting students to reach their dreams. This interactive workshop provides an opportunity for families and students to ask questions and get connected to resources.

Who's invited?


Current 8th grade, 9th grade, and 12th grade students with disabilities (and their parents) enrolled in any public, private, charter, or home school!

  • Hear special guest speakers!
  • Make Agency & Community Connections
  • Take YOUR next steps toward your future career
  • Learn how to be your own best advocate!



Teresa Chavez
Assistant Director Special Education Services
ESC Region 12

Event Dates

Friday, November 22, 2019

4:00  - 6:00 p.m.

TAMU Central Texas - Warrior Hall

1001 Leadership Place

Killeen, TX 76549

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

6:00  - 8:00 p.m.

Temple HS 9th Grade Center

415 31st Street

Temple, TX 76504


Thursday, December 12, 2019

4:00  - 6:00 p.m.

I.O.O.S. Event Center

601 N. 45th Street

Corsicana, TX 75110


Thursday, December 12, 2019

6:00  - 8:00 p.m.

Education Service Center Region 12

2101 W. Loop 340

Waco, TX 76712



Welcome and Keynote:

"Texas Workforce Success Story" and overview of Pre-ETS services

Student Breakout Sessions

8th Grade Students: Self-advocacy and understanding disability and individual accommodations

9th Grade Students: Workplace readiness to include social skills and independent living skill

12th Grade Students: Technical school, trade school and community college opportunities, application process and available accommodations

Parent Breakout Sessions

8th Grade Parents: Parents will learn the importance of self-determination, and will learn about graduation plans and endorsements geared toward including the effects of accommodations and modifications

9th Grade Parents: Parents will learn strategies for supporting independence and raising financially responsible young adults

12th Grade Parents: Parents will learn about technical school, trade school, and community college opportunities, application process, and available accommodations

Closing Remarks and Post-Event Survey



For additional conference information, contact Teresa Chavez:


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