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Transition Expo: What's Next at NFA - April 10


The Transition Expo will take place on Wednesday April, 10, 2019 from 6:00pm until 8:30pm at NFA Main Campus. This free event will include workshops to help students and families, with special needs, as they move past high school. It is a free event and light refreshments will be served. The workshops are listed below, then click on Register Now to save your place and select the workshop you're interested in.

 WORKSHOPS 

 

#1 WAIVER SERVICES THROUGH OPWDD

Presented by Taconic Innovations
Participants will learn about waiver services available such as in-home respite, community habilitation, day programs, ISS housing & Transportation services.
Presenters: Ira Rothstein & Gladys Justiniano.

 

 

#2 DISCLOSING MY DISABILITY TO MY EMPLOYER

Presented by SUNY Orange BRIDGES Program
Participants will learn how to self-advocate on the job.

Presenters: Patricia Bassey & Michael Kochler 

 

 

 

 

#3 GRADUATION PATHWAYS IN NYS

Presented by Orange-Ulster BOCES
Participants will learn about all the NYS approved High School Graduation Pathways.

Presenter: Andre Carnright

 

 

 

 

 

 

#4 ENDING THE SILENCE

Presented by NAMI Orange County
Participants will gain mental health awareness in order to eliminate the stigma & discrimination attached to mental health conditions, early intervention & prevention.

Presenter: Dhanu Sannesy

 

 

#5 HOW TO GET ACCOMMODATIONS IN COLLEGE

Presented by SUNY Orange
Participants will learn about how to get
Your IEP/504 accommodations in college.

Presenter: Jennifer Clayton

 

 

#6 ACCES-VR (ADULT CAREER & CONTINUING EDUCATION SERVICES-VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION)

Presented by ACCES-VR
Participants will learn about services provided by ACCES-VR and the process for applying for services:

Presenter: Jacqueline Reed

 

 

#7 TRANSITION TO OPWDD SERVICES
BENEFITS ADVISEMENT/SOCIAL SECURITY

Presented by Independent Living Inc.
Participants will learn about working with benefits and social security as well as an overview of OPWDD eligibility.

Presenter: Jennifer Sutton

 

 

#8 GUARDIANSHIP

Presented by Mental Health Association in Orange County, Inc.
Participants will learn the definition and process to obtain Article 17A Guardianship for individuals with developmental disabilities through the Orange County Surrogate’s Court.

Presenter: Anne Klinger

 

 

#9 HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS

Presented by Planned Parenthood of the Mid-Hudson Valley
Participants will learn through group activities and discussion about what a healthy relationship is and should look like. Topics include consent, boundaries and self-esteem.

Presenter: Asia Moore

 

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

 

For more information or questions, please contact:
Doris Lopez
Transition Specialist
Newburgh Free Academy
201 Fullerton Avenue
Newburgh, NY 12550
(845) 563-5464
Fax: 845-563-5405
dolopez@necsd.net

A special thank you to our collaborating partners 

Planned Parenthood of the Mid-Hudson Valley

Mental Health Association in Orange County, Inc.

Winslow Therapeutic Riding Center

NAMI Orange County

Orange-Ulster BOCES

Greystone Programs, Inc.

Professional Culinary Academy

SUNY Orange

SUNY Orange BRIDGES Program

Taconic Innovations Inc.

Capabilities Partnership Inc.

Lincoln Tech

Independent Living Inc.

ACCES-VR

NYS OPWDD

 

 


TEACHERS: Are you and your students doing something great? Please contact your Communication Strategist. We’d love to attend or post your pictures and recap to highlight the amazing accomplishments throughout our district! Grades PreK-5 Amanda McDowell (amcdowell@necsd.net) and Grades 6-12 Cassie Sklarz (csklarz@necsd.net).







Date: 2019-01-01 09:45:01





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