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Parent Mentors Help Students and Their Families Plan for Transition to Life After School

For several years, parent mentors have partnered with their colleagues from local Interagency Transition Councils to sponsor transition fairs.  These regional fairs serve as one-stop shops for information and resources that students and their families need make informed decisions about educational programs and to plan for transition to post-secondary education, career, and independent living.

Information is available on a variety of topics including, housing, financial planning, transportation, day programs, training programs, supported employment, educational opportunities, guardianship, legal services, Social Security, Benefits Navigator, Medicaid, and more.

Many fairs feature break-out sessions which offer more in depth discussions and opportunities for parents to learn from other parents. Recently, parent mentors from Cobb and Douglas County Schools and Marietta City partnered with the Douglas Interagency Transition Council Transition Fair to sponsor a very successful transition.

Popular break out session topics at this fair included Supplemental Security Income (SSI), New Options Waiver (NOW) and Comprehensive Options Waiver (COMP), and Kennesaw State University’s post-secondary program for adults with developmental disabilities.

Here are some of the events going on:

January 18

Barrow County

9:30 am

Apalachee High School 

For more information contact Barrow County Parent Mentor Ashley Ware

January 22

Marion County

4 to 6 pm

Marion County Middle High School, Eagle Room

For more information contact Shanitha Jones Marion County Parent Mentor

January 22

Walton County

The Praise Center

5:30-8pm

For more information contact Walton County Parent Mentor Bonnie Morris

January 28

Three Rivers Council for Transition of Students with Disabilities

9:15-12

Savannah Technical College

Register

February 7

Grady County 

Cairo High School 

For more information contact Grady County Parent Mentor Rebecca Best

March 4

Three Rivers Council for Transition of Students with Disabilities

9:15-12

Southeastern Technical College, Vidalia

Register

March 5

Three Rivers Council for Transition of Students with Disabilities

9:15-12

Ogeechee Technical College

Register

March 6

Three Rivers Council for Transition of Students with Disabilities

9:15-12

Coastal Pines Technical College Jesup

Register

March 7

Atlanta Public Schools DSE Parent Expo

5 to 8 pm

The Coan Building

1550 Hosea Williams Dr. N.E.

Atlanta, GA  30317

For more information contact Atlanta City Schools Parent Mentor Edith Abakare 

March 8

Gainesville Hall County Interagency Transition Council

9 am to 1:30 pm

Christ Place Church
3428 Atlanta Hwy.

Flowery Branch, GA 30542

For more information contact Hall County Parent Mentor Scott Crain

March 9

Bulloch County Special Education Services

10 am to 1 pm

Statesboro High School Cafeteria
10 Lester Rd.
Statesboro, GA

For more information contact Bulloch County Parent Mentor Fay Blythe

March 16

Houston County Transition Fair

Northside High School Warner Robins

For more information contact Houston County Parent Mentor Marina Jones

March 21

Cherokee County Agency Fair and Parent University

2:30-5:00 pm

7545 Main Street Bldg 200  Woodstock, Ga  30188

For information contact Cherokee County Parent Mentors Jo Ellen Hancock

March 22

Carrollton City, Carroll County and Haralson County Public Schools Transition Fair

10:00 am -1:00 pm
 775 Old Newnan Rd, Carrollton, GA 30116
For more information contact Carrollton City Parent Mentor Missy Sullivan

March 23

Gwinnett County Public Schools Transition Fair

9:00 am -1:00 pm
Peachtree Ridge High School
1555 Old Peachtree Rd NW, Suwanee, GA 30024

For information contact: Gwinnett County Parent Mentors Dawn Albanese and Jackie McNair

April 13

Rockdale County Planning for the Future Transition Fair & Life Skills Boot Camp

8:00 am -12:00pm 

Rockdale Career Academy 1064 Culpepper Dr. SW Conyers, Ga.  30094

For more information contact Rockdale County Parent Mentor Sirena Graves