Parent and Family Transition Expo

Transition Expo 2012 – The progression from school to community life

Hosted by Parent & Family Resource Centre (PRFC) & Ministry of Social Development (MSD)

When: Tuesday 15 May 2012

Where: AMI Netball Centre, 7 Allison Ferguson Drive, St Johns, Auckland

Time: 9am-2:30pm

 

The Transition Expo features most Auckland Transition Providers and an array of leisure, recreation, sports and information providers. Transition providers are contracted by the MSD to facilitate a smooth progression from school to community life for a young person with a disability who is ORD (Ongoing Resourcing Scheme) funded. In their final ears at school transition coordinators help the student with a disability, their family and education professionals from the school to decide upon an appropriate community placement for post-school life. This is an important decision for any young person and requires planning and knowledge.

This Expo is suitable for all students aged between 14-21 years who are ORD funded, parents, family members, caregivers, education experts, careers advisors, school transition  coordinators, teachers and all those involved in the care of a young adult with a disability.

Transition Providers and ‘leisure’ providers will each have a stall providing information, pamphlets, booklets, DVD’s and promotional material. Representatives from each organisation will be available for advice including Work and Income, Ministry of Education and Taikura Trust. There will be presentations given by each Transition Provider demonstrating their point of difference and philosophy. Although this Expo is aimed at ORS funded students, all students with a disability and those involved in the disability sector would benefit from information available on the day. A cafeteria will be open for purchase of food and drinks.

Please contact PFRC for further information on (09) 636-0351 or pfrcadmin@pfrc.org.nz