Webinar: Transition Across the Lifespan: Adding transition to assistive technology consideration

Program Description

Four people each hold a puzzle piece joined together to create a complete circle.Recorded: March 31, 2022 – Transition is typically used to reference the time a student leaves school and enters higher education or employment. It is also used when discussing ageing in place and the transition between home and residential care facilities. While these are two important transitions in a person’s life, they are not the only transitions. In fact, transitions occur throughout our day and throughout our life. For a person using assistive technology more thought must go into transition planning to ensure a successful transition.

In this webinar we will discuss how and where assistive technology fits into the transition planning process. We will also talk about successful transition practices and pitfalls. Finally, we will highlight assistive technology tools that are low cost, low tech, and/or readily available to the public.

Participants will learn:

  • Why it is important to include assistive technology into transition planning.
  • When to begin talking about assistive technology needs in the transition process.
  • How to identify assistive technology tools that may lead to more successful transitions.


Jessi Wright – Director of Maine CITE – Jessi Wright is an assistive technology professional (ATP) overseeing Maine CITE, the state assistive technology program in Maine. She has worked in the disability field for over 15 years in various capacities around the country including residential programs, providing autism services, teaching in special education, university disability services, and working closely with vocational rehabilitation.


Resources discussed in webinar:

Transition Across the Lifespan Handout #1 – MS Word
Transition Across the Lifespan Handout #2 – MS Word
Transition Across the Lifespan PowerPoint – PDF

Rev: 4/4/2022