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Annual Transition Fair Connects Students to Post-Secondary Resources

Kalamazoo RESA (KRESA) hosted itsPeople at a table speak annual Transition Fair at West Campus on Thursday, Oct. 27. The 8th annual event was designed to connect students with disabilities to services that can help them achieve success once their formal education is complete. Students, families and school staff from across Kalamazoo County were invited to explore booths to gather information on employment, post-secondary education, adult living, community participation and more.

“The Transition Fair is a great opportunity for students with disabilities and their families to learn more about how they can prepare for life after school,” said Transition Coordinator Jordan Stripling. “Making that transition can be a little overwhelming sometimes. We hope this event helps students, families and school staff members prepare for the specific challenges they face during this exciting time.”

More than 70 people attended the event. 

Agencies and organizations that were in attendance included: 
ARC Community Advocates
Center for Disability Services Skill Building
Challenger Baseball
Community Living Options – Alcott Center Skill Building
Department of Health and Human Services of Kalamazoo County
Disability Network Southwest MI
Integrated Services of Kalamazoo 
Kalamazoo Metro Transit
KRESA Young Adult Program
Kalamazoo Valley Community College
Michigan Alliance for Families
Michigan Rehabilitation Services
MRC Industries
Project SEARCH
ResponsABLE People
SHALOM Kalamazoo
Work Based Learning
Supported Employment Outcomes
WMU Disability Services