ALTON — The fourth annual Alton School District Transition Fair will be 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23, in the commons at Alton High School, 4200 Humbert Road.
Parents and students of all ages who receive special education services are invited to meet with representatives from agencies such as the Department of Developmental Services, Lewis and Clark Community College and Challenge Unlimited.
“This transition fair is designed to help families of special education students plan for life after high school,” Alton educator Joey Michalski said. “Families really should start making plans as early as first or second grade. Waiting until a student is in his or her senior year is almost too late anymore.”
Alton High School is home to more than 500 special education students; districtwide, the number exceeds 1,000.
“Our school (Alton) provides some of the best programs for special education students,” Michalski said. “We want families from all over Madison County to know they are welcome to come to this transition fair. It’s not just for Alton area people; it’s for everyone.”
Lewis and Clark Community College offers TI 2 (Transition, Inclusion, Independence) to help high school seniors make the transition to college and the Supported College Transition program to help with students who may have had minimal mainstreaming during high school.
For information on the fair, contact Lisa Lovett at (618) 474-2258. Registration is not required to attend; walk-ins are welcome from any school district.