Transition eased for students with disabilities
A transition fair to highlight various resources available for students with disabilities will be held Thursday.
The Special Education Community Transition Council, in partnership with the Yuma Union High School District's Exceptional Student Services and local community agencies, will hold the second annual fair at Cibola High School, 4100 W. 20th St., from 5 to 7:15 p.m.
Parents will be able to speak with area experts and agencies about ways to ease their students with disabilities's transition from high school to life after graduation. The Arizona Department of Developmental Disabilities and SMILE Independent Living Center, will give presentations about applying for and accessing services.
“The goal is that transition from the high school setting to the workplace, community and/or post-secondary education be a smooth one for all involved,” stated YUHSD.
Students, parents, staff and leaders from the Yuma community are invited, and the event is also open to the public. Dinner will be provided as well as entertainment and child care.
The YUHSD Special Education Transition Team is made up of educators, students, parents, community agency staff and business leaders with the goal to make a positive impact in the lives of young adults with disabilities in Yuma.
For more information, contact Diana Garcia, YUHSD transition specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 502-6773 or Lisa Anderson, YUHSD director of student services, at email@example.com or 343-2521.
Sarah Womer can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 539-6858. Find her on Facebook at Facebook.com/YSSarahWomer or on Twitter at @YSSarahWomer.