Meeting Archive:
Navigating the Maze of Transitions: From Early Intervention to Preschool Programs and School-Age Services - Part 2

Meeting Description:

Navigating the move from one program to another and facing the challenges it brings can be traumatic for families. Well-coordinated and seamless transitioning of young children with special needs will yield positive outcomes for the children, their families and early childhood professionals involved. In this two-part webinar series, the presenter, who developed an award winning preschool transition model ‘Together We Succeed’ (TWS) and has published a couple of books on this theme, will present innovative strategies and practical activities to facilitate successful transitions.

Professionals will learn what they must know and do at various stages of the transition process to play an effective role in facilitating smooth transitions for young children from early intervention to preschool services and then on to kindergarten aided with case examples and flowcharts. Applying the principles of family-centered practices, the sessions will present actions and steps that sending and receiving programs must employ to guide and empower families in the transition-related decision-making process. Also, get tips on professional and family role in preparing children adequately for the next environment.

Session Level:  Beginner

 After the session is over, you will receive:

  • A certificate of attendance
  • A 10% discount on any AbleNet AT products

After you register a confirmation comes up which contains the option to add webinar to your Outlook, Lotus Notes or Google Calendars. If you "add"  it automatically adjusts to your time zone.

Date: Thu, Mar 22, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM CDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Padmaja Sarathy, MA, Author and Consultant
 Presenter Information
Padmaja Sarathy, Author/Educational Consultant
Speaker Photo

Padmaja is a globally engaged educational consultant & author with expertise in the fields of early childhood & special ed. Driven by an intense commitment to maximize learning outcomes for children with special needs, she uses evidence-based methods to guide educators to pursue innovative instructional techniques. Inspiring educators through webinars, onsite coaching, & workshops at conferences globally. She has written books focusing on autism, significant & multiple disabilities, paraeducators, early childhood & special ed legal compliance. Early on, she was a diagnostician & served as Special Ed Supervisor at the Ford Bend ISD. Learn more at

She is the founder/president of a nonprofit called Parent Engagement for Active Child Enrichment (PEACE). PEACE ( coaches & guides families, particularly those from marginalized populations, to enable & empower their children toward a positive & productive academic & life trajectory.