April 25: Transition and Resource Fair for Special Ed. students

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
  • Guardianship
  • 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 sara.puccio@ouboces.org.