Arc of Westchester’s Transition Fair Opens Doors to Student’s Futures Local event guides students and graduates with developmental disabilities and their families through post-secondary choices relating to employment, housing and day programs. On Wednesday, May 9th, Arc of Westchester will host their annual Transitions Fair at The Gleeson-Israel Gateway Center. This free community event connects families with public organizations, community resources, and transition-planning professionals—arming them with the tools they need to make informed decisions about their children’s future. Past transition fairs have seen hundreds of local students and their family members in attendance, many of whom are confused or overwhelmed by the process of transition planning. "Transition planning is a complex and sometimes frustrating world for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Arc of Westchester strives to help families navigate this time of their lives by empowering them with information and guidance. Our hope is that by breaking down the transition process, families will be able to connect their child to adult services they will need to live a full and happy life", says Carol Gearing, Life Planning Director. Arc of Westchester staff and affiliates are innovative leaders of the transitions planning process and will be on hand to answer questions about guardianship, life planning, and career and recreation services. For more information about the Transitions Fair, contact: Carol Gearing, Life Planning Director (914) 495-4620 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To find out more about Arc of Westchester’s extensive transitions services, visit www.westchesterarc.org
Arc of Westchester is the oldest and largest agency in Westchester County serving children and adults who have developmental disabilities and their families. Over seven hundred employees provide more than 1,600 individuals throughout the county with a broad range of innovative and effective programs and services designed to foster independence, productivity and participation in community life. Through a process called person-centered planning, Arc of Westchester enables those it serves first to define their dreams, and then, with the help of family, friends and staff, to work towards realizing them About Arc of Westchester
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