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CCPS to Sponsor Transition Connections Fair

Release Date: 4/11/2011 10:27:32 AM

Carroll County Public Schools will sponsor a Transition Connections Fair on Friday, April 29, 2011, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Carroll Community College. The fair is designed for all high school students in grades 10-12 who have Individualized Educational/504 Plans and their families.
Student registration and a tour of exhibits in the Great Hall will be held from 8 to 9:15 a.m. John Kennedy, a consulting speaker, trainer, and author, will be the featured speaker at 9:30 a.m.
The Transition Connections Fair will offer numerous education sessions from 10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Student sessions will focus on how to find, prepare for and keep a job, money management, and how to make things happen in their lives outside of school. Sessions for parents include SSI and SSDI benefits, self-advocacy skills, learning to let go, financial aid for college, assistive technology, getting the most out of high school work experiences, and bridging the transition from high school to college. There also will be two sessions on the transition to an adult agency. Participants will learn how to link with an adult agency after they leave school, what services each agency offers, and how to prepare for a smooth transition. The Fair is free and lunch will be provided.
The Board of Education of Carroll County does not discriminate on the basis of disability in employment or provision of services, programs or activities. Information concerning the Americans with Disabilities Act is available from the Director of Facilities, 410-751-3177. Persons needing auxiliary aids and services for communication should contact the Office of Community and Media Relations at 410-751-3020 or, or write to Carroll County Public Schools, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157. Persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability, use Relay or 7-1-1. Please contact the school system at least one (1) week in advance of the date the special accommodation is needed.

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