Seth Hoderewski

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Seth Hoderewski is the current Director of Transition services at the Lehigh Valley center for Independent Living where he has worked for over 4-1/2 years. He has a B.A. in Psychology from Pennsylvania State University and is working towards a MA in Special Education at East Stroudsburg University. He has worked in the social services field for 19 years, with the last 4 plus years directly in the field of transition. He has helped to shape the current transition services at LVCIL which include "The S2L Group" – (A year round program for young adult who want to work on independent living skills, leadership, advocacy, employment skills, and volunteering), "The Real World Lehigh Valley" –(a 6 week intensive summer program), CareerPath –(a program that helps young adults find employment), LIFE – (school based services), two successful local transition conferences, and the "Have you thought about …Life?" presentation (an interactive powerpoint that focuses on giving young adults in school tidbits of information they will need as exit high school.)

Seth has presented at many schools, at local social services agencies, local transition conferences, the PA Statewide Transition Conference, and at the National conference in Washington DC in 2012. He has worked with the PA statewide conference to help with their programming. He has worked with groups like the Pennsylvania Youth Leadership Network, Project Search, Medical Home Project, other local agencies, and statewide groups to help develop programs and look at ways of bringing people together to make a difference in the world of transition. He has helped to develop groups like The Lehigh Valley Transition Options Team (which brings parents, agencies, and young adults to advocate for systems change in the area of transition with things like letter writing campaigns and meetings with local legislators.

Over his long career, Seth has received accolades including the Montgomery County 2006 "Award for Exemplary Service" and The Arc of Lehigh and Northampton County’s 2011 "Allen D. Deibler Advocacy Award." In his spare time, Seth enjoys volunteering and helping to coach his son’s sports teams.

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