|Description||This training is an overview for families and community professionals about the important life skill areas for a successful transition to adult life. Topics for this module include: Community Living Skills, Health and Safety, Education and Training after High School, Employment and Adult Services and Benefits. Resources will also be provided.
Karen Allan, M.Ed.,
Training Coordinator, MU Thompson Center-Columbia
Karen Allan is the training coordinator for the MU Thompson Center. She has over 30 years of experience as a special educator and administrator in education. She has also worked to improve the transition of individuals with disabilities into adult services and experiences from the high school setting. She received her Masters in Educational Administration from the University of Missouri and completed coursework toward a doctorate in Special Education.
Karen’s areas of interest are staff professional development, the development of training for individuals with disabilities to learn skills for self-advocacy and self-determination, and assisting families to bridge the gap between school and adult services.
Karen is also the parent of an adult son with special needs.