"Second Session of Transition Boot Camp Series Big Success!"

Tuesday, February 21st marked the second session of the Transition Boot Camp series which focused on life after high school for students with disabilities. The 1st-ever Transition Boot Camp is a series of 4 sessions designed to provide important resources dsc02564_small.jpg
          Transition Boot Camp Planning Committee.
and navigation tools for families seeking options for their student as they move towards graduation. The second session welcomed once again a full capacity audience that enjoyed the speakers as well as the accompanying Provider Fair which took place during the second half of the event. Featured were presentations from Marcie Mendelsohn and Sharon Ramey from Children’s Hospital regarding Educational and Vocational Planning and Judy Bertsch and Gary Biddle, discussing Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services and the Rehabilitation Services Commission, respectively.

dsc02566_small.jpg Left to right: Judy Bertsch, HCDDS and Sharon Ramey, CCHMC, Presenters.

Ohio Valley Goodwill is a co-sponsor of the Transition Boot Camp series and has been involved in the planning and implementation since the inception of the outreach training effort. “We are very grateful to the Down Syndrome Association for their leadership and the other agencies involved in coordinating this very important community education effort,” said Sharon Hannon, Marketing Specialist.

Being held at the Children’s DDBP Building on Tuesday evenings, the four part series will continue on March 6th and 20th with topics covering residential options and social relationships. For more information and to register, please call (513) 221-4606.

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