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FSI Learning Explorations ~ Kindergarten Transitions
January 12, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm PST
Join us January 12th, 2022 for Kindergarten Transitions with Kerry Lawson & Tracey Beckett
SESSION INFO: The transition from preschool into school can be particularly challenging for parents and their children when extra supports are required: and extra care is needed to ensure a smooth process. This workshop is designed for both parents and professionals to learn new tools and strategies for sound planning during any transition years.
• Participants will learn four fundamentals to help have a smooth transition to Kindergarten
• Learn firsthand transferable skills through group activities
• Identify tools that can assist the transition to Kindergarten
• Identify who on your family’s existing support team can assist with Kindergarten transition
Kerry Lawson is the proud mother of four children, one who is labeled with a language-based learning disorder and an autism spectrum disorder. Kerry is also the younger sister and best friend to a senior citizen who is labeled with a developmental disability. It is Kerry’s childhood and adult experiences with her sister that led her to become a social worker and focus her entire 35-year career on supporting families of children and adults with labels. Kerry became a resource parent and resource family member with the Family Support Institute of BC (FSIBC) in 2010. In the final months of her retirement from government, Kerry accepted a position as Regional Network Coordinator in 2019, returning to her passion for supporting families.
Tracey Beckett is a social worker who has dedicated more than 20 years in a variety of family support roles. Tracey found her passion when she had to rise up and advocate for her daughter to have the same opportunities as her typical peers. She is committed to promoting the inclusion of people with disabilities in education, employment, and beyond. Tracey is currently the Regional Network Coordinator for the Family Support Institute of BC. When she’s not working, you will find her on the sidelines cheering for her kids or on a trail in the great outdoors!