Turning 18: What Happens Now? A Webinar for Parents and Professionals of Transition-Age Youth with Disabilities

  • June 13, 2023 - 12:30pm
  • Online

Turning 18 is a significant milestone in a person’s life. They may not be through with high school yet, but they’ve achieved the “age of majority,” which is a fancy way of saying that a person is now considered an adult.

Some young people, with or without disabilities, view turning 18 – becoming an adult – with some anxiety. They may look forward to voting for the first time, but taking on many adult responsibilities seems daunting and scary. This is understandable, but being prepared for and informed about this significant milestone can help.

This webinar for transition-age youth will cover many of the “things to know” when approaching adulthood. We’ll be talking about:

  • The importance of learning to speak up for yourself
  • Making decisions, and who can help
  • Moving into the adult healthcare system
  • Opening bank accounts
  • Acquiring photo IDs
  • Registering to vote
  • Planning for life after high school
  • Volunteering, internships, and employment
  • Post-secondary training and education
  • Finding natural supports
  • And much more.

Click here to register

Tuesday, June 13, 2023

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Eastern

11:30 am – 12:30 pm Central


Joey Ellis, TNSTEP Director of Youth Services

Ned Andrew Solomon, TNSTEP Communication Support/ Youth Transition to Adulthood Specialist