Rochester, N.Y. – May 11, 2017 – The Allentoff Institute, which provides staff development and community education at CDS Life Transitions, is hosting an informational session about ways that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities can make the transition from school to adulthood Thursday, May 11th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., 860 Hard Rd., Webster.

Kaitlyn Richardson, MMP, Employment Programs Coordinator at the Strong Center for Disabilities, URMC, and Mary Judge, M.S., Assistant Director at the U of R Warner School of Education for Innovative Transition, will be presenting.

“We want the community to know that there are options and resources out there to assist people with intellectual and developmental disabilities with the transition from being a student to adulthood,” CDS Life Transitions President/CEO Sankar Sewnauth said. “There are opportunities for people with disabilities to go to college and find meaningful work in the community. This informational session aims to educate the community about these resources and opportunities.”

Topics of discussion will include the importance of a transition plan, college options for students with intellectual disabilities and mypathny.org, a resource for all New York State students and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, to help those who are ready locate jobs in the community.

This session is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served and there will be recreational activities for children. Those interested in attending the session can RSVP by emailing jeremy.cowie@cdslt.org or calling 585.347.1605.

Celebrating its 40th anniversary, CDS Life Transitions serves to champion its constituent organizations in providing exceptional, holistic and innovative support for the people they serve. Its visionary, integrated stewardship provides life opportunities and empowers individuals and their families to live more fulfilling and independent lives. Learn more at www.cdslifetransitions.org

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