Adult Transition Summit: College & Career Success for All

Friday, April 5, 2019
8:30 am4:30 pm
Adult Transition Summit: College & Career Success for All

Opening Doors to Inclusive College Options

Think Inclusive College (West Coast Coalition) and All Born (in) Conference Master Session

Fri, Apr 5 • 8:30 AM-4 PM
Holiday Inn Portland Airport
8439 NE Columbia Blvd, Portland OR 97220

For more information or support to register in Spanish, contact Maria Rangel at 503-262-4029 or

Para más información o apoyo para registrarse en español, comuníquese con Maria Rangel al (503) 262-4029 o

Registration costs (includes lunch)
Parents/Professionals $20
Youths 16-25 $10

Click here to download a schedule for the Youth Track (PDF)
Click here to download a schedule for the Parent/Professional Track (PDF)

Receive a full day of information, advocacy, and networking around adult transition for students with intellectual disabilities (ID) in the NW region. It's never too early to start thinking about life after high school. You must have a dream in mind to begin working toward it!

Our West Coast Think College Coalition, Think College NW Regional Hub Host, is invested in creating new inclusive college opportunities for students with ID in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and northern California through information dissemination, collaboration, and partnerships.

We invite higher education professionals, transition teachers, IEP case managers, DVR staff, DHS professionals, advocates, community, parents, and youths (age 16 – 25) to join us in creating powerful, positive change.

Parent/Professional Track: Real Lives and Community

  • How to impact change
  • Supported employment
  • Colleges in the NW
  • Employment First
  • Strategic planning to create more college options in the NW
Youth Track: Why Not Me

  • How to take steps to advocate
  • Find your voice to speak up for yourself and others
  • Experiences of youths participating in inclusive campus programs
  • Goals and dreams for success at college
  • Pathways to employment
Local & National Presenters
Candace Pelt: Oregon Department of Education
Stephanie Smith Lee: National Down Syndrome Congress
Kriss Rita: Clackamas ESD
Lizzie Juaniza-Saso: Multnomah ESD
Pennie Hartley: Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation
Nate Deeks: Office of Developmental Disability Services
Toni DePeel: Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation
Ann Balzell: Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation
Joe Marrone: Institute for Community Inclusion
Sharon Lewis: Former Commissioner of the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Lori Cooney: Institute for Community Inclusion
Julie Pollard: Highline College
Jenny Stonemeier: Association of People Supporting Employment First
Sue Bert: Portland State University
Brenda Barrio: Washington State University
Debra Hart: Think College
Angela Jarvis-Holland: NW Disability Support
Jamie Burch: NWDSA/ABI
Megan Price: Social Justice Youth Program
Aniko Adany: Social Justice Youth Program
Claire Burch: Social Justice Youth Program
Neera Malhotra-Gregory: Portland State University
Rachel Esteve: NWDSA/ABI
Lizzie Juaniza-Saso: Multnomah ESD
Eva Blixseth: Portland State University

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