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Northern Rhode Island Collaborative Transition Center to Host Transition Night 2016

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 4:11 PM | NRIC News (Administrator)
The Northern Rhode Island Collaborative’s (NRIC) Transition Center will host a Transition Night event for high school students with disabilities and their families, teachers, service providers and professionals working with youth in transition.

More than 50 agencies, organizations, colleges, and training programs designed for youth with disabilities are expected to attend this evening event, which will be held on Thursday, April 14, 2016, from 6 to 8 PM at NRIC’s Building B, 104A & 104B Training Facilities on 640 George Washington Highway, Lincoln, RI.  Light refreshments will be served and there is no cost for attendance.

The Northern R.I. Regional Transition Center supports youth with disabilities in their transition from school to adult life.  According to Cindy VanAvery, Regional Transition Coordinator, youth with disabilities transitioning from school to adult life face many challenges, but often find success with the support of NRIC’s proven strategies and programs.

“Students transitioning to adult life always face significant and sometimes unexpected challenges, but students with disabilities often face even more difficult circumstances,” she said.  “Our programs are designed to smooth this transition, supporting students and providing them with success strategies that will serve them for a lifetime.”

Connecting students to the colleges, programs, organizations, and professionals who can work with them during this next phase of their lives is part of the process, and this is why we host this event, bringing together everyone for an evening of engagement, planning, and fun.”

The evening will include an opportunity for students to speak directly with agencies that will provide support after students exit high school.  The event is sponsored by the Northern RI Regional Transition Center, RI Parent Information Center, Lincoln High School, Smithfield High School, and William M. Davies & Career Technical High School.
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