Transition Fair set tonight

GREENVILLE — Set for today at Greenville High School is the Transition Fair for students with Disabilities ages 14-21.

“It is designed to assist students in moving toward their after-graduation visions, goals and outcomes.

This is a collaborative effort between Darke County schools and community service providers. The event is sponsored by the Darke County Board of Developmental Disabilities, Darke County Educational Service Center and Greenville City Schools, serving, Ansonia, Arcanum, Bradford, Franklin Monroe, Greenville, Mississinawa, Tri-Village and Versailles schools.

“We are focused on providing students, parents and teachers an opportunity to learn more about the transition planning process and connecting parents and students to community resources, as students move from school to after-graduation activities such as post-secondary education, vocational education, integrated employment (including supported employment), continuing and adult education, adult services, independent living or community participation.

The event will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m at Greenville High School, 1o0 Greenwave Way.

The keynote speaker will be a representative of the Oho Association of County Board speaking about Building a Good Life.

Break out session topics include Social Security Work Incentives, Preparing For College and Transition Planning for the IEP. There will be hands-on activities for students in the areas of education, employment and independent living.

Community service providers are: Board of Developmental Disabilities; Bridges to Transition; Capabilities; Job and Family Services; Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities; Sinclair Community College; Edison Community College; and Ohio State University Extension Office of Darke County.

To register, contact Kelly Fourman or Lisa Preston at 937-548-4915.

Staff reports