"Ohio Valley Goodwill Co-Sponsor of 1st Annual Transition Boot Camp Series!"

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Ohio Valley Goodwill along with seven other partner organizations, were delighted to kick-off the first in a series of educational outreach seminars as part of the 1st Annual Transition Boot Camp on Tuesday, February 7th. The four part series is designed to provide vital information to families and  transition students who are preparing to leave school life for the adult world. The first night session welcomed a standing room only audience of interested families, individuals and professionals who enthusiastically welcomed the opportunity to learn more about the transition process. Held in the Conference Center of the Children’s DDBP Building, Boot Camp organizers and presenters were pleased by the overwhelming enthusasiam of the session participants. The 1st Annual Transition Boot Camp concept was developed under the leadership of the Down Syndrome Association and welcomed the partnership of Ohio Valley Goodwill as well as co-sponsors the Autism Society, Marjorie Book, State Support Team 13, Cincinnati Children’s, UCP, Spina Bifida Association and Stepping Stones Center. Session participants received a Boot Camp notebook with sections devoted to the 4 different seminars. Topics include preparing for graduation and life after high school; work and volunteer opportunities; moving out and in the final session, creating and maintaining meaningful relationships. The sessions being held on February 21, March 6 and March 20th will all feature a Provider Fair in conjunction with the session presentations. For more information about the 1st Annual Transition Boot Camp or to register, please go http://dsagc.donordrive.com/event/2012TransitionBootCamp . Seating is very limited so register today! Ohio Valley Goodwill is proud to be a co-sponsor of this very important community outreach event and looks forward to the three remaining sessions.

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