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Compass Speaker Series – Now and Later: A Systematic Approach to Transition Preparation

Y.A.L.E. School welcomes parents and guardians, educators, service providers, and all community members to its annual Compass Speakers Series, a free presentation highlighting the developmental turning points ahead for students with special needs who are transitioning to the adult world. This series, hosted on Zoom, features a lineup of experts who will share insight on how to plan confidently for independent living, employment, higher education, and training, as well as adult services and benefits.

In this event, Michael Byrne of Lighthouse Planning Consultant helps parents prepare for and navigate financial eligibility for SSI Benefits, Adult Services, and Special Needs Trusts. Y.A.L.E. staff will also update parents on new resources and opportunities for future readiness. The event will be hosted on Zoom; registration is encouraged at

.WHAT: Compass Speaker Series – Now and Later: A Systematic Approach to Transition Preparation


WHEN: Wednesday, February 16  7-8:30 p.m.

WHO: Michael Byrne, ChFC, Lighthouse Planning Consultant

WHERE: Zoom (Online)


DETAILS: This informational virtual event is free and open to the public. Registration is encouraged at

About Y.A.L.E. School

Y.A.L.E. School is a New Jersey state-approved private special education school with 10 campus locations throughout southern New Jersey and the greater Philadelphia region serving students with disabilities ages 3 through 21. Across four of those campus locations, Y.A.L.E. School offers a highly specialized program for students with autism that provides low student-to-staff ratios, supervision by highly-trained and certified behavior specialist, a comprehensive curriculum, intensive transition support, integrated and consultative speech services, support for families, and an extended school year program in the summer. Since 1976, students with disabilities have been placed at Y.A.L.E. School locations by their local school district and attend at no cost to parents. For more information, go to

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