In observance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month in October, the City of Pleasanton will co-sponsor a free Transition Information Night for families of Tri-Valley young adults with developmental disabilities. The event is scheduled on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Boulevard.
The event is co-sponsored by R.E.A.C.H., the Pleasanton Unified School District WorkAbility program, and the Alameda County Developmental Disabilities Council.
Participants can attend an optional free workshop entitled “Ready, Set, Transition!” led by Gina Gourley, who recently retired from a 25-year career in special education with the Pleasanton Unified School District, and has personally experienced the challenges of transitioning a young adult with disabilities. Gourley also serves on the Board of Directors of Tri-Valley REACH and East Bay Innovations, serves as secretary of the Alameda County Developmental Disabilities Council, and is a member of the Alameda County Inter-Agency Transition Team.
The workshop is scheduled twice during the course of the evening, at 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The event will also feature information tables and representatives from agencies which provide post high school services such as independent and supported living services, social/recreation programs, adult day programs, transportation/paratransit, self-advocacy support, and information on conservatorship, special needs trusts and benefits counseling.
To register, please call (925) 931-5367 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.