Apr. 10, 2014

Successful Transition Fair Aids Students with Disabilities

Kate Hilfiker

Kate Hilfiker, an employment and training counselor from the Livingston County Office of Workforce Development, was among those participating in the recent transition fair on campus to benefit students with disabilities.

GENESEO, N.Y. – SUNY Geneseo’s Ella Cline Shear School of Education and the Livingston County Community Services Board recently co-sponsored a transition fair for students with disabilities entering school-aged programs and students with disabilities transitioning from high school to post high school placements.  

Speakers representing agencies that provide post-high school training and support opportunities as well as representatives from college programs met with full audiences of parents, students, high school counselors, and teachers.

Agencies attending the program included Pathfinder Village; Access-VR; Livingston County Workforce Development; LW ARC; NYSED Mid-West Region Early Childhood Direction Center; SUNY Geneseo Office of Disability Services; the L.I.V.E.S. Program; Livingston County Mental Health Services; and the Genesee Valley Educational Partnership.

More than 60 attendees from area school districts also received information on the new New York state high school credential for students and on the new requirements for the NYS alternative assessments.

For more information on programs at Geneseo, contact Annmarie Urso, assistant professor of education at SUNY Geneseo, at urso@geneseo.edu.

Written by College Communications intern Jennifer Kim.

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