BOE to host ‘Life After High School’ transition conference Nov. 17

Published 3:52 pm Monday, November 16, 2015

By Emily Sparacino | Special to the Advertiser

Chilton County students with special needs will have an opportunity Tuesday to learn how local organizations can help them transition from high school to college or the workforce.

The Chilton County Board of Education will hold its annual transition conference, “Life After High School: Preparing Students with Disabilities to be College or Career Ready,” on Nov. 17 at the Jefferson State Community College Chilton-Clanton Campus at 5 p.m.

“We mailed out invitations to all the 11th and 12th grade students at each high school in our county,” Chilton County BOE Transition Specialist Samantha Robinson said. “We have a great need for this in our county for resources.”

Local agencies will provide a brief summary of what they do and the services they provide for students with special needs who are preparing to graduate from high school and begin college studies or work.

The agencies presenting at the conference include VR counselor, benefit specialist, Chilton Transit, DEI, Jefferson State Community College and Chilton/Shelby Mental Health.

Robinson said the event is free and open to anyone. Those attending should use the back entrance of Jeff State.

“We’re going to have refreshments, and we’ll also do a door prize,” she said. “It’s just open-door.”

For more information, contact Robinson at 280-2908.