Lake Stevens Journal - Your hometown newspaper since 1960

 

Transition Resource Fair scheduled for March 26

 

March 8, 2013



Individuals with disabilities and their families can find ongoing support during Snohomish County’s 16th annual Transition Resource Fair, to be held March 26 at Cascade High School.

The transition fair provides an opportunity for families to meet more than 60 agencies and attend classes to increase their awareness of community resources and support for individuals with developmental disabilities.

“This annual fair is a way for individuals and families to get a better idea of what help is out there to assist them,” said Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon. “It’s well attended and a necessary part of the services we provided.”

The free event will be from 4 to 8:30 p.m. at Cascade High School, 801 E Casino Road, Everett, and focuses on individuals with disabilities 12 years and older.

Agencies will provide information on advocacy, assistive technology, support groups, affordable housing, transportation options, guardianship, Social Security, leadership opportunities, wills and trusts, recreational opportunities, counseling, canine companions, employment providers, mental health and more.

Free classes on the following topics also will be offered:

· 3:30 p.m. Snohomish County Developmental Disabilities Board Meeting

· 4:30 p.m. Transportation Options Panel

· 4:30 p.m. Wills and Trusts

· 5:30 p.m. Legal Decisions at Age 18

· 5:30 p.m. Access to Healthcare in WA State

· 6:45 p.m. Housing Options Panel

· 6:45 p.m. Transition Success Stories

· 7:40 p.m. Overview of Social Security

· 7:40 p.m. Overview of the Division of Developmental Disabilities

The annual transition fair is coâsponsored by Snohomish County’s Human Services Department, the Snohomish County Transition Council and Everett Public Schools.

For a list of agencies attending, workshop descriptions and a map, click here. For more information, contact the Snohomish County Developmental Disabilities’ Division at 425-388-7259.

 

Reader Comments

(0)