If you’re a parent or mentor of a young person with disabilities, Life After IEPs is for you.
Whether your child is an elementary student or a high school graduate, you’ll find information, resources, and support you’ll need along the way.
A challenging journey
There’s joy on the path to adulthood. But it ain’t always easy. Perseverence, grace, and a good sense of humor are needed. It can be a bumpy road.
- Supports available during the IEP years will end after high school
- Unfamiliar laws, systems and jargon lie ahead
- Resources exist, but they’re scattered in different places and difficult to understand
- Professionals mean well, but too often families leave meetings confused and overwhelmed
On this site, you’ll find
- Resources gathered in one place
- Jargon translated and processes explained
- Information you need to help your child set priorities, make plans and take action
- Encouragement, stress relief, and renewed perspective
- Young adults who have navigated this terrain and are enjoying fulfilling lives
I’m Mary Mazzoni. Kids and adults with disabilities have been teaching me about life for over 30 years as I’ve journeyed with and supported them in building the lives they desire.
I’ve earned a master of education degree, special education certification, and oodles of post-graduate credits. But I learn most by listening to people, and by keeping up with research about practices that really help kids get where they want to go.
By collaborating with students, parents, schools, agencies, colleges, and businesses, I’ve developed new opportunities for kids to prepare for work and postsecondary education. Currently, I direct a five year demonstration project funded by the PA Developmental Disabilities Council.
Since 2003 I’ve provided transition training and consultation for schools, agencies and IEP teams. I present workshops at state and national conferences.
I’m aunt and ally to several fabulous young adults with diverse gifts and disabilities. My husband and I have been married since 1979. Our daughter is 25.
I’m grateful for everyone I’ve come to know along this path. For what we’ve learned together, and for the grace that has surprised and delighted us on the way.
Want more details about my credentials and professional experience? Here’s my Linkedin profile.
Or – click the white envelope in the sidebar to send an email. I’d love to hear from you.
There’s joy in the journey! Let’s travel together.