2019 Transition Conference

The Arc of Massachusetts 2019 Transition Conference

Charting the LifeCourse during the Transition Years


Saturday, November 16, 2019
The College of the Holy Cross, Worcester

This full day conference will feature the Charting the LifeCourse Frameworks and Tools from the Institute for Human Development at the University of Missouri at Kansas City. Co-founder and parent Jane St. John will lead us through the frameworks and tools to use in transition planning. The conference will also welcome families of teens and adults ages 12-26.

Registration is therefore closed.


Jane St. John is the Training and Development Specialist for the Charting the LifeCourse team at the UMKC-Institute for Human Development, UCEDD. Jane specializes in supporting families, supported decision making, family leadership and parent/family training.

Jane has been instrumental in the development of the Supporting Families Charting the LifeCourse framework and products, and is staff for the National Community of Practice for Supporting Families. Jane currently serves on the Missouri Guardianship Statutory Reform Task Force, Mo-WINGS.

Jane is the parent of three young men (29 year old twin boys, and a 32 year old step-son). Her son Ben has a developmental disability. Jane is a strong supporter of community inclusion, and has worked closely in her community to promote inclusive practices.


All attendees will be able to select from 27 workshops to attend. These workshops are broken up into 3 sessions, with 9 options per session. Workshop Session A and Workshop Session B are 90 minute sessions, and Workshop Session C is a 60 minute session.

At the link below, you will find the information on all available workshop sessions. Each session contains information on Presenters, Summary, Audience, and Charting the LifeCourse Domain.

Gold Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Chapter Sponsors


Thanks to the organizations who came together to assist in the planning of the 2019 Transition Conference!

The Arc of Greater Haverhill-Newburyport
Autism Commission
Cambiando el Mundo de Personas con Discapacidad
Department of Developmental Services (DDS)
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE)
Federation for Children with Special Needs (FCSN)

The Guild for Human Services
Mass Advocates for Children (MAC)
Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council (MDDC)
Mass Families Organizing for Change (MFOFC)
Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC)
Merrimack College
The Nemasket Group

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