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.
#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
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
For more information or questions, please contact:
Newburgh Free Academy
201 Fullerton Avenue
Newburgh, NY 12550
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
Greystone Programs, Inc.
Professional Culinary Academy
SUNY Orange BRIDGES Program
Taconic Innovations Inc.
Capabilities Partnership Inc.
Independent Living Inc.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Grades 6-12 Cassie Sklarz (email@example.com).