Opening Doors to Life Beyond High School (OD2LBHS) 2018


To: Parents (and Teachers) of transition-age students who are deaf and hard of hearing

Will your son or daughter be in grade 8, 9, 10, 11 or 12 next year? Or are you the proud parent of a Class of 2018 graduate?

This year's OD2LBHS features Deaf Self-Advocacy Trainers from Civic Access (Charlottesville) who will lead students through a full fun day of exploring "Self" ideas: Self-Advocacy, Self-Determination and Self-Esteem. These important ideas help students develop the mindset and skills needed to believe they can achieve their educational and career goals!

Parents will start the day hearing the keynote speaker for Opening Doors-Unlocking Potential, Janet DesGeorges! You won't want to miss seeing this highly respected dynamic parent! Parent specific sessions are planned to help you connect with state people and resources to navigate through your teen's high school years and get ready for life after high school - whether that's to college, vocational training or right into the work world. You'll also meet other students and parents and have the opportunity to win a door prize, too!!!

Registration & Scholarship Information:

For just $15, you and your child may attend together. A second adult family member may attend for just $5 more. Thanks to our DARS partner, scholarships are available for families needing support to attend including travel support.

If no travel support is needed, please register online at

A paper registration form also has been sent to your child’s teacher should you prefer to submit a hard copy or request scholarship assistance. Paper registration forms can be faxed or emailed to Kristen Stahr (see info. below) or returned to your child’s teacher. Please note that teachers will not be able to accept registration payments. We will contact you upon receipt of your registration to make any necessary arrangements.

For more information, please refer to the OD2LBHS brochure or visit our website at

We hope to see you and your son/daughter in Richmond on June 18th! 


6/18/2018 9:00 AM - 6/18/2018 5:00 PM


Ann Hughes
Kristen Stahr


Employment Hearing Impairment High School Middle School Postsecondary Education Transition