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Fair will provide resources for special needs students

Posted: April 18, 2012 - 12:02am  |  Updated: April 18, 2012 - 9:39am

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Information for students with disabilities and their families will be available Saturday at the CSRA Transition Resource Fair.

The event is a joint effort between numerous agencies.

“The fair is intended to share information regarding available resources in the community for individuals with disabilities,” said Teri Pettyjohn, coordinator of special services for the Columbia County Board of Education. “The specific goal is to help students and their families learn about how to plan for transition to adult living post high school.”

Heloise Salter, a parent mentor with the Columbia County Board of Education, has been participating in the fair the past three years.

“Yes, this is for special needs, but Augusta Tech and Augusta State University and agencies that non-special needs students could benefit from will also be there,” she said. “This fair will have representatives from several companies, agencies and extra-curricular activities offered in the community.”

Sponsored by the East Central Georgia Learning Resources System and the Georgia Department of Labor/Vocational Rehabilitation Program, and the special services departments of the Columbia and Richmond school boards, the fair will be from 9 a.m. until noon at Westside High School, 1002 Patriots Way, Augusta.

Among participating agencies are Walton Options, Augusta Training Shop, Serenity Behavioral Health, Georgia Council of the Blind BEP, Augusta Urban Ministries, Broad Street Ministries, East Central Georgia Consortium, Berry Center, Easter Seals and Maxim.

For more information, call the Georgia Department of Labor/Vocational Rehabilitation Resources at (706) 650-5638 or Georgia Learning Resources System at (706) 826-1128.

 

IF YOU GO

What: CSRA Transition Resource Fair

When: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday

Where: Westside High School

More: (706) 650-5638 or (706) 826-1128

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