ARC of Oswego County Hosts “Transition Planning” Parent Education Night

Submitted by the ARC of Oswego County

FULTON, NY – ARC of Oswego County will host a Parent Education and Training session on Transition Planning for parents and caregivers of children with developmental disabilities and other concerns. A representative from Syracuse University Parent Advocacy Center will speak about transitions, kindergarten through high school, and what foundations need to be in place to be successful. Also on the evening’s schedule is a presentation by Lisa Clay, Director of Habilitation Services for ARC of Oswego County, on upcoming changes to Medicaid Services Coordination delivery of services. The evening will be held Wednesday, October 13, 2010 from 6:00 to 8:00pm at ARC of Oswego County in Fulton (with registration and a light dinner from 5:30 to 6:00pm).

The evening is free of charge and is open to the public, but reservations are required. A light dinner will be available, and free on-site child care is offered. To register, interested persons should call Rebecca Robinson at 598-3108 x249 by October 6 with the number of children and adults expected to attend.

ARC of Oswego County is a private, not-for-profit organization which has been providing programs and services to children and seniors with disabilities since 1955. Services include Early Intervention and evaluation services for infants and toddlers, guardianship assistance, recreational and respite activities, senior day habilitation programs, and more. Its mission is to be a leader in the field of developmental disabilities, committed to meeting the needs of individual growth, productivity, and independence through education, advocacy, and increased community acceptance and participation. Its sister agency, Oswego Industries, Inc., provides services to adults with disabilities: together creating a comprehensive support system for Oswego County residents with disabilities.