About Us

The FUTURE SLTP team is here to provide personalized transition planning and social learning services for your child. Lyndsay and her team share a common passion for working with individuals with disabilities and school professionals to assist with meaningful postsecondary planning.

Education
  • BA Special Education, Lewis University
  • MA Transition Education & Services, University of Kansas
  • Learning Behavior Specialist II – Transition Specialist
  • Cooperative Education Certification, Illinois State University
  • Vocational Coordinator Certification
Professional Organizations
  • Council of Parent Attorneys & Advocates (COPAA)
  • Council for Exceptional Children – Division on Career Development & Transition (DCDT)

Lyndsay Palach Shelton

FUTURE SLTP Founder & Transition Specialist

Lyndsay’s journey to founding FUTURE SLTP began after working with hundreds of families in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. During her 10+ year career as a top-rated Special Education and Transition Specialist, she recognized an enormous need for parents and students to have a knowledgeable, confident, and trustworthy resource on which they could rely on as they made the jump to life after high school.

Her passion for assisting families with their postsecondary plans led her to develop strong connections not only with adult service agencies in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, but also with colleges, universities, and other career training programs specifically designed for individuals with disabilities across the country. These strong connections and first-hand experiences help Lyndsay guide families to postsecondary options that best match the needs of each individual student.

Leading organizations in the field regularly engage Lyndsay to speak at conferences and seminars on the topics of transition planning and best practices.

At FUTURE SLTP, Lyndsay uses the knowledge and connections she has gained throughout her career to work directly with students on determining realistic and fulfilling individual goals while working with their parents to inform, support, and guide them through the complex world of special education.

Education
  • BS Special Education, Illinois State University
  • MA Education Teacher Leadership, St. Xavier University
  • Advanced Certified Autism Specialist, IBCCES University
  • Social Thinking® Clinical Training Level 1 Assessment Observation

Elizabeth Robbins

Autism Specialist

Elizabeth Robbins has been a top-rated Special Education teacher for 25+ years, educating a wide range of ages and populations. Her specialty is teaching social learning and executive functioning skills to help students be as independent as possible.

She is a founding member of Hopes In - Inclusion Alliance, an organization that works to empower local leaders and disability advocates in Guatemala through training and education.

At FUTURE SLTP, Elizabeth steps in after transition skills are identified to help students break them down into manageable objectives. She teaches the student how to apply a combination of social learning ideas, executive function strategies, and life skills required to achieve the desired end result. Through one-on-one sessions, social stories, and role-playing both in the community and within a structured group, Elizabeth helps the student practice the identified strategies and skills to enable them to function in the post high school environments.

Elizabeth's objective is to help students become productive members of their community and teach them how to successfully do things that give them joy.

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Lyndsay Palach Shelton

FUTURE Founder & Transition Specialist

Lyndsay’s journey to founding FUTURE SLTP began at the same time as her 12-year career as a top-rated Special Education and Transition Specialist at Barrington High School. Even as a student teacher, she recognized an enormous need for parents and students to have a knowledgeable, confident, and trustworthy resource that they could rely on as they made the jump to life after high school.

Her passion for assisting families with their post-secondary plans led her to develop strong connections not only with adult service agencies in the northwest suburbs, but also with colleges, universities, and other programming options across the country. These strong connections and first-hand experiences help Lyndsay guide families to post-secondary options that best match the student's needs.

Lyndsay has presented at a wide variety of events, including locally at the annual Illinois Statewide Transition Conference and nationally at the Division for Career Development and Transition (DCDT). In 2016, she was acknowledged for running the Transition Program of the Year by the Steering Committee of the Illinois Statewide Transition Conference.

At FUTURE, Lyndsay uses the knowledge and connections she’s gained throughout her career to work directly with students on determining realistic and fulfilling individual goals while working with their parents to inform, support, and guide them through the complex world of special education.

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