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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Anne Butigan, Administrative Assistant, Developmental Disabilities Program, (360) 867-2520

High School Transition Fair for Young Adults with Developmental Disabilities

OLYMPIA -- Several local, private, county and state organizations are coming together to sponsor the Annual Transition Fair for parents and young adults with special needs.

The Transition Fair provides parents and young adults with information regarding a wide range of services available in the community. While the event is aimed at providing information to parents and teens and young adults with developmental disabilities who will be graduating from high school within the next few years, any family with a child with special needs is welcome.

Representatives from approximately 25 organizations will be at the Fair to present information about available resources. There will also be three breakout sessions- "Family Preparation for Adult Services: An Overview & Timeline," "A School-to-Work Success Story," and "Alternative Funding Options for Employment Services."

The Transition Fair will be:
Thursday, March 3, 20114:00 - 7:00 p.m.Labor & Industries Building7273 Linderson Way,Tumwater, Washington

Refreshments will be served and the Fair is free and open to the public. Interpreter services and other special accommodations are available by advanced request. For more information, contact Anne Butigan at 360-867-2520.



County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3