Event focuses on resources for students with disabilities

Middle and high school students with disabilities — and their parents and teachers — can gather information, ask questions and make connections during a Transition Resource Fair organized by Chesterfield County Public Schools. The free event is scheduled 4:30-7 p.m.
April 1 at the Career and Technical Center @ Hull, 13900 Hull Street Road. Here are some of the organizations and agencies that will provide information at the Transition Resource Fair:

  • Chesterfield County Public Schools Parent-Teacher Resource Center
  • Chesterfield County Public Schools Career and Transition Services
  • Partnership for People with Disabilities and Center for Family Involvement at VCU
  • Chesterfield County Public Library
  • Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation Department
  • Chesterfield Community Services Board
  • Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services
  • Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • Resources for Independent Living
  • John Tyler Community College Disability Support Services
  • Sargeant Reynolds Community College Disability Support Services
  • Sargeant Reynolds Community College PAVE
  • Richmond ARC
  • Positive Vibe Café
  • Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center PERT
  • B&R Home Health Care Services
  • Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
  • Decoding Dyslexia
  • Young Life Capernaum
  • National Alliance of the Mentally Ill

School-based businesses operated by students with disabilities will also participate and will sell their products at the April 1 fair:

  • Manchester High students will sell greeting cards and crafts
  • Monacan High students will sell coffee, greeting cards and homemade dog biscuits

Students, parents and teachers must register for this free event, either online at tinyurl.com/m85zzhu or by calling 804-639-8660. On April 1, attendees should park behind the Career and Technical Center @ Hull and enter through the Thomas R. Fulghum Conference Center doors.