East Texas Transition Conference Door to the Future

This free conference is designed to answer questions that parents of children with disabilities and educators face as the transition from school into adulthood begins.


People can count on ACCESS:  · To work hand in hand with those around us to assure a choice of effective, efficient programs and caregivers, and  · To offer excellent services that enhance quality of life.
Bloom Consulting provides vocational evaluations, services, rehabilitation, training, and counseling for people with Autism and other disabilities.
Serving as the mental health and intellectual disability governing authority for Bowie, Cass, Gregg, Harrison, Marion, Panola, Red River, Rusk and Upshur counties.
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When:      Friday, November 8, 2019
Where:     Trinity Valley Community
                 College - Palestine Mall
                 2100 South Loop 256
                 Palestine, Texas 75801
Time:        8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Keynote Presenter 2019

Dr. Vickie Mitchell is the Eleanor & Charles Garrett Endowed Chair for Special Education at Sam Houston State University. She is an Associate Professor and the Executive Director of the Garrett Center on Transition and Disability Studies. Previously, Dr. Mitchell was a general and special education teacher, a special education administrator, an Education Specialist at Region 4 Education Service Center in Houston, Texas, and a private consultant for 12 years. In October 2017, Dr. Mitchell was awarded the Donn Brolin Award for State/Province Leadership and Service for 2016-2017 at the National/International Council for Exceptional Children’s (CEC) Division of Career Development and Transition (DCDT) Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  In addition to other activities, she has served on the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities (TCDD), the Continuous Advisory Committee on Special Education for the Texas Education Agency, and various committees for the national Division of Career Development and Transition (DCDT) of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). Dr. Mitchell’s work and research include transition services, program evaluations, administration in special education, adult transition programs, self-determination, and professional development for teachers, administrators, support services personnel, students and parents.

Dr. Vickie J. Mitchell

Last day to register is October 25, 2019

Social Work CEUs and Education CPEs will be available. Please see CEU/CPE Request page.