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Top 10 Mistakes to Avoid in Transition Planning/Evaluation
May 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Transition to adulthood planning can be confusing. Join us to hear from Dr. Williams as he explains the top ten mistakes to avoid during post-secondary transition planning. We will hear how to use vocational evaluations and involving students to empower families, schools and students to make the best possible decisions in the areas in post-secondary employment, education and independent living.
Dr. James Williams is the National Pre-ETS Director and Chief Operating Officer of Bloom Consulting in Round Rock, TX which specializes in providing vocational services, evaluations, and training to individuals with disabilities, particularly those diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). He is also proud to be a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, an Advanced Certified Autism Specialist, and a Certified Special Education Teacher. He obtained his Bachelor’s in Special Education from Sam Houston State University, his Master’s in Rehabilitation Counseling from Texas Tech University Health Science Center, and his Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership from Lamar University. He has had the wonderful opportunity to work in both public and private special education with students of all ages in both teaching and administrative roles. His passion for the last 15 years has been, and always will be, providing transitional and vocational services to individuals with ASD and other disabilities. He strives to use his professional and personal experience with ASD as a catalyst to inspire and educate others to believe in the incredible possibilities for adults and children with disabilities when they receive the appropriate support and accommodations.