Transition Expo


Date(s) - 04.16.2016
9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Event Type


Event Description

The Summit County Employment First Transition Team is hosting an expo for teens and families looking to transition from school to adult life. This event is a must for anyone looking for information about services in Summit County to youth with disabilities and their families. You’ll walk away with resources and tools to assist you with navigating the opportunities that Summit County has to offer you or your loved one.

Download the Trans Expo flyer

Where: Ohio Means Jobs (1040 E Tallmadge Ave)
When:  Saturday April 16,2016
Time:   9:00 am-2:00pm
Who:    Families and youth with disabilities looking for information about making the transition from school to adult life

Break-Out sessions:

  • Review of OMJ website and available services in the computer lab
  • Medicaid/Medicaid Waiver info
  • SCDD Services
  • Available ADM Board Services
  • Employment First Initiative (What does that mean for your child?)
  • SSI-SSDI-Work (Obtaining SSI/SSDI and how does work effect it?)
  • Transportation Options
  • Guardianship issues
  • Transition 101: Backwards Planning
  • College Panel: Local colleges/universities discuss what to expect in their school if you were on an IEP in high school
  • The Vocational Evaluation Process (What is it? How can I get one? Why do I need one?)

Here are some of the vendors and service providers available to you at the expo:

  • ARC
  • UDS
  • Via Quest
  • Goodwill Ind
  • Aspies
  • Ardmore
  • CSB
  • COVA
  • Echoing U
  • Hattie’s
  • Help U Shred
  • JOG
  • Median Creative Housing
  • AMHA
  • Metro/Scat/Call a Bus
  • OOD
  • Parent Mentors (from the schools)
  • REM
  • Stow Glen Residential
  • Next Step Youth Resource
  • SST8
  • SCDD
  • Stark State
  • The University of Akron
  • Kent State
  • Brown Mackie
  • Summit County Court
  • Summer camps/Recreation leisure activities
  • WIOA providers

Note: Food vendors will be in the parking lot. There will be accommodations for parking, wheelchair access, interpreter, and braille capabilities.

Questions? Contact Penny Haser, Transition Coordinator Cuyahoga Valley Career Center (440) 746-8213 or Helen Brophy, State Transition Specialist SST8 (330) 945-5600

Event Location

Ohio Means Jobs
1040 E Tallmadge Avenue
Akron, Ohio 44310

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