I was pleased to rise in the House today to encourage students with disabilities and their families to learn more about the services and opportunities available in Prince Edward Island.
The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development is partnering with the Eastern School District and the community to host another Transition Expo in eastern Prince Edward Island.
Transition Expo 2010 will take place tonight (Wednesday, December 1st, from 5 – 7:30 pm) at the Montague Regional High School.
Information will be available in both English and French on a wide variety of topics.
As many as 40 service providers and organizations from across the province will be on hand to present information to interested students and family members.
- education and training
- assistive technology
- employment opportunities
- financial assistance
- life skills and day programs
- recreational and leisure opportunities
- residential options
- respite care
- as well as support organizations and advocacy.
Events such as this allow students with disabilities to learn more about options and opportunities available to them now and after high school.
The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and school staff work with students and their families to discuss options available to them, now and after graduation.
The goal is to work together to develop a transition plan that will help students meet their personal and professional objectives.
A Transition Expo was also held this fall in Summerside and it was a tremendous success.
If Islanders are wondering what options are available to you in your community, take the time to visit the Transition Expo in Montague or contact the resource specialists at your local school.
Tonight’s Transition Expo in Montague will be a great opportunity to meet with representatives from the government, private and not-for-profit agencies that support students with disabilities and their families.
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.