Participants will gain an understanding of the importance of transition for youth with special needs. Discussion will focus on the requirements under IDEA for writing a transition plan, when the process should begin, timelines, and who is in-volved in writing the transition plan. Resources for employment, independent living, and career exploration will be shared to help with transition.
Presenter – Brandi Muhammad
Brandi started her position at OCECD January 2022. She is the Information Specialist/Trainer currently serving Northwest Ohio. She previously served as a parent mentor for Columbus city schools for several years. Her work included, but was not limited to, helping parents and guardians understand the special education process, rights, and educational services provided in the district. Supporting the parent/guardian was her top priority. She served as a liaison between the educational staff, the parents/guardians and the student, providing reassurance and encouraging mutual support.
Brandi Muhammad is qualified academically and with life experience. As a widow, and mother of three amazing young adults, she understands the challenges parents/guardians go through in and outside of the school. Her son was diagnosed with dys-lexia in the 10th grade and her daughter struggles with behavioral challenges and specific learning disabilities. With loving support and community resources, Brandi and her children continue to live life and thrive!
As the parent of two exceptional students, Brandi has trained and supported parents in all facets of special education. She’s able to support parents and guardians with school programming such as IEP, 504 plans rights and much more. Brandi has re-ceived training from Columbus City Schools to the Ohio Department of Education and continues to expand her knowledge through research and organizational training. Eager, determined and ready to assist families across Ohio, Brandi Muhammad is up for the task!
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Survey is required for training
For Questions contact Wendy Smenner– Parent Mentor