Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Transition Fair for Students with Disabilities

The transition from adolescence to adulthood is a time of anticipation, excitement, confusion and anxiety for students of all backgrounds and abilities. These emotions are often amplified for families of students with disabilities.

Students with exceptionalities and their families sometimes face challenges in identifying resources in the community that can help them meet their needs and achieve their goals after graduation. That is why the Fayette County School System’s Exceptional Children’s Department and ExceptionalOps are hosting a Transition Fair called “Building Alliances” at Rivers Elementary on January 11 from 7-9 p.m. Admission to the fair is free.

The purpose of the fair is to provide information about services that are available in the community. Local organizations that provide services for students with disabilities, whether they are still in school or transitioning out, will be on hand to discuss the assistance they offer and how they can help meet the various needs of disabled students and adults. Support and advocacy groups, employment preparation, vocational rehabilitation, supported living agencies, tutoring, private schools and recreation are a few examples of the services that will be exhibited.

For more information about the fair, contact Linda Williams, Fayette County Public Schools Exceptional Children’s Services, 678-796-5695.

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