The Orange-Ulster BOCES Special Education Division will host its sixth annual Transition and Resource Fair from 3-6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25 at the Emanuel Axelrod Education Center, 53 Gibson Road in Goshen.
Enjoy light refreshments and speak with county-wide professionals throughout the evening. These specialists will cover a variety of topics to assist with your child’s transition out of school and into adulthood. Explore resources, connect to professionals and create a plan.
Presentation and resources available in the areas of:
- Adult services
- Social groups
- College experience programs
- Recreational activities
- Mental health
- Community resources
- Vocational opportunities
- Special needs trust
Break Out Session Presentation Schedule
3:00 PM: Overview of Supports to Orange County Residents through the Developmental Disabilities Provider Network
Presented by: Delores Fraser McFadden, MPA, BCBA, Licensed Behavior Analyst-NY, Director of Developmental Disabilities Services Orange County Department of Mental Health
3:45 PM: “Ending the Silence” Mental Health Awareness in Transition Age Youth
Presented by: Dhanu Sannesy, President of National Alliance of Mental Illness, NAMI Orange County, NY
4:30 PM: Healthy Recreation and Successful Friendships
Presented by: Jan Brunkhorst, Executive Director for Beautiful People, Adaptive Sports
5:15 PM: Taking the Big Leap into the Adult World
Presenter: Andrew Maggio, Speaker and Autism Advocate
6:00 PM: Guardianship and Special Needs Trusts
Presenter Panel: John W. Callanan, Esq. and Christina M Maurillo, LUTCF, CLU®, ChFC®, MBA
Please RSVP to Sara Puccio by April 11 by calling 291-0200 x 10906 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.