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Discovering My Life Through the Discovery Process

Kevin Fortunato, Chris Coulston, Cheryl Fortunato, and Ellen Coulston

This presentation chronicles the impact of educating and empowering a self-advocate to create his own pathway to the life he is entitled to have — just like you! Through the Discovery Process, creating a Positive Personal Vocational Profile and garnering the help of a self-determined self-advocate, hear the rebirth and resolve of a young student who transforms from a student being led through a transition process, to a youth leader leading his own transition. Educating family about transition and self-determination was equally important to supporting student development and success.

 

 

2018 Texas Transition Conference Photos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Anthony Ianni - keynote from Texas Transition Conference 2017

Anthony is with the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, and is one of the most sought after antibullying motivational speakers in the Nation. At the age of 4 Anthony was diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD), which is on the Autism Spectrum (ASD). Doctors and specialists told Anthony’s parents that he would barely graduate from high school, would never graduate from college, would never have a shot at being an athlete and would likely live in a group institution with other Autistic kids for his adult life.

Anthony worked hard and never gave up. Not only did he earn his Bachelor’s Degree from Michigan State University in Sociology, he is the first Division 1 Basketball Player in NCAA History with Autism. Anthony has pledged his life and career to help those who face similar challenges. He has been invited to tell his story and share his message across the country and has inspired countless individuals to Live Their Dreams.

 

2017 Texas Transition Photos

 

 

 

 

 

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