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January 29, 2013 > Transition Information Night

Transition Information Night

Submitted By Rosa Burciaga

The 4th annual Transition Information Night for high school students with disabilities will provide a showcase of agencies, schools, and community resources to help students prepare for life after high school. Parents and students are encouraged to attend this event and leave with useful transition planning information.

Organizations on hand will include Community Integrated Work Program (CIWP), Community Resources for Independent Living (CRIL), Friends of Children with Special Needs, East Bay Innovations/Project Search, Alameda County Transportation, College of Alameda, Fremont Adult School, Ohlone College DSPS, San Jose Job Corps, Family Resource Center, Alameda County Disabilities Council, and Social Vocational Services. Participants like Tri-City Volunteers provide the opportunity for students to pick up some job skills and experience to list on their resume until they are ready to find paid employment. New this year is culinary arts program Kitchen of Champions, which offers a 10 to 12-week program for those who qualify and helps students find employment afterward.

Past Transition Information Nights have drawn around 100 to 150 parents and students, but organizers are always shooting for more and trying to get the word out. The program tries to invite new organizations each year and target the specific population of students with disabilities in order to provide information, awareness of available benefits, and options as they move into a new stage of life.

Sandi Soliday from the Alameda County Disabilities Council will be this year's Guest Speaker, talking about the importance of transition. Representatives from the Transitions Program will also be on hand to answer any questions.

The Transitions Program is run through Fremont Unified School District and serves Union City, Newark, and Fremont. Admission to the event is free. For more information contact Rosa Burciaga at (510) 657-2350 ext. 12436.

Transition Information Night
Tuesday, Feb 5
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Teen Center (Central Park)
39770 Paseo Padre Pkwy., Fremont
(510) 657-2350 ext. 12436

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