Schools to hold fair for special-need students

SUWANEE -- Gwinnett County Public Schools students with special needs and their families can attend the school system's upcoming Transition Fair to learn about services and programs to prepare students for the transition from high school to adulthood.

The fair is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Peachtree Ridge High School, 1555 Old Peachtree Road N.W., in Suwanee.

The GCPS Transition Fair is designed for families and community members seeking information to prepare students with special needs who are planning to transition out of the school district to post-school activities and employment, according to a news release.

Participants will have the opportunity to discuss the options with agency representatives in the areas of employment support, residential services, day habilitation programs, recreation and leisure, and assistive technology, the news release states. They also can meet with members of other organizations that offer support.

In addition, participants can attend breakout sessions to learn more about topics such as Medicaid waivers, Social Security income, financial planning and guardianship, transition planning, and employment support options, among other topics.

Participants who need more information about the Transition Fair can call 678-301-7137.