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April 20, 2012
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Transition Expo provides information for students with disabilities

Education and Early Childhood Development

Students and young adults with disabilities and their families are encouraged to learn more about opportunities available to them after graduation, says Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Alan McIsaac.

“The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development is pleased to partner with community organizations to host another Youth Transition Expo,” said Minister McIsaac. “Our department continues to work closely with schools as students and families develop transition plans that will help young Islanders meet personal and professional objectives after graduation.”

The 2012 Youth Transition Expo will feature more than fifty service providers and agencies to help students and families prepare for future opportunities. Services include education and training, assistive technology, employment opportunities, financial assistance, life skills and day programs, recreational and leisure opportunities, residential options, respite care, transportation, and support organizations and advocacy.

The event will take place on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at Stonepark Intermediate School in Charlottetown between 6 and 8 p.m. Representatives from government, private and not-for-profit agencies that support students with disabilities and their families will be on hand to provide information in both English and French.

The Youth Transition Expo will showcase a wide variety of topics including education, training, employment and many other programs and services available throughout the community,” said Valerie E. Docherty, Minister of Community Services and Seniors. “Students and families will greatly benefit from the opportunity to receive advice on educational and career opportunities.”

For more information, contact the Resource Teacher at your school or Shelley Nelson, Community Access Facilitator at the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.

Media Contact: Laura Steeves
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