12/15/2015

EVENT: Agency Fair for RCSD Families of Children with Disabilities Scheduled for January 23 

East logoWHO: East and the Institute for Innovative Transition at the University of Rochester invite all Rochester City School District (RCSD) families of children, ages 12 to 21, with a disability to attend an Agency Fair, featuring adult service providers and local representatives from state agencies, to learn about the many college options and employment opportunities available to students with disabilities.
 
Institute for Innovative Transition LogoWHY: This Agency Fair is to help guide and provide assistance to all Rochester families of children with disabilities with navigating the disability system; understanding options, including college and employment; obtaining information from local agencies and support services; learning how to advocate for their child; and locating accessible transportation. The event is free, and light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Mary Judge at (585) 275-2454 or e-mail mjudge@warner.rochester.edu. For a complete list of agencies participating, visit www.nytransition.org.
 
TIME, DATE, PLACE: The Agency Fair will be held in the Auditorium of East Upper and Lower Schools (1801 E. Main Street, Rochester, N.Y.) on Saturday, January 23, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
 
ABOUT THE EAST EPO PARTNERSHIP: The University of Rochester, as the Educational Partnership Organization (EPO) for East High School, has assumed full management responsibilities for East, effective July 2015. The new East (http://www.rcsdk12.org/east) consists of a Lower School (grades 6-8) and an Upper School (grades 9-12), and aims to prepare all students for a successful transition into adulthood. A comprehensive community school with a robust set of services to support its diverse students, East offers a strong academic and career preparation program, including a daily advisory program and a full complement of athletic and extra-curricular activities that support and engage students.
 
 

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Media Contact: Theresa Danylak
tdanylak@warner.rochester.edu
585.275.0777; 585.278.6273 (cell)

Tags: disabilities, East, East Upper and Lower Schools, Institute for Innovative Transition, transition