The Conroe ISD Department of Special Education Services Parent Resource Center hosted the 12th Annual Resource and Transition Fair on Thursday, March 3, 2016 at The Woodlands College Park High School. Over 500 parents and students were able to meet with the experts to help prepare for the transition from high school to college and/or the work force. Approximately 85 vendors from colleges, vocational certificate programs, local daily job training sites, residential communities, estate planning /guardianship, and vocation agencies were all in attendance.
In addition, students and parents had the opportunity to connect with community agency support and learn about recreational and social opportunities for all ages.
“I am very proud that Conroe ISD is able to offer a Resource and Transition Fair for our families and community,” stated Judie Hunter, Conroe ISD Parent Liaison. “It’s so wonderful to be able to showcase the many services and opportunities available under one roof.”
The following participants helped make this yearâs fair such a success:
Agencies -Amerigroup; At Home Healthcare; DARS Division of Blind Services; DARS Rehabilitative Services; DARS Division of Deaf Services; Department of State Health Services; Employment Advantage; Epic Health Services; Lone Star Family Health Center; Maximus; Social Security Administration; Texas Education Service Centerâ Region VI; Tri County Behavioral Healthcare; United Healthcare; and Workforce Solutions
College/Certificates – The Parent Resource Center; Campus Selection; Center for Higher Independence -Providence Place San Antonio; College Living Experience (CLE); Conroe ISD Career and Technical Education; Conroe ISD Transition Services; Eastern New Mexico University, Roswell; Focus Academy The Woodlands; Fusion Academy The Woodlands; Houston Community College – VAST NM Academy; ITT Technical Institute; Landmark College Vermont; Lone Star College Conroe; Lone Star College Montgomery; Lone Star College Tomball; Miller Rehab Driving; and Texas A&M PATHS
Community Outreach – Children’s Books on Wheels; Community Youth Outreach Alliance; Angel Reach; CASA; Montgomery County Youth Service; Conroe ISD Newcomer Center; Interfaith of The Woodlands; Interfaith of The Woodlands Community Clinic; and Let Them Drum
Day Programs / Vocational-Bridgewood Farms-Willis; Bright Life – Branch Crossing YMCA Masterpiece Ministry; Camp Bridging Lives; CME Spring – We Thrive Conroe; Homeplace of Texas; New Danville-Willis; Special Angels of the Woodlands; Team Abilities, Inc.; The Village Learning Center â Kingwood; and Verkis Fernin – MCNA Dental
Estate Planning / Guardianship – Archer Consulting Group; Benn Law Group; Hayes and Wilson PLLC; Life Planning and Parent Education; and Law Office of Stephanie Taylor
Residential / Vocational Training – A Little Something Different; Adaptive Living Concepts; DayMark Living; Lauren McKenna HCS; Lone Star HCS; Marbridge Foundationâ Austin; Mosaic; and Touchstone Neurorecovery Center
Recreation Opportunities – Camp Blessing Summer Camp; Challenger Baseball; Conroe Family YMCA; Conroe Noon Lions Camp; Charis Hills; Dance Dynamics; Panther Creek Inspiration Ranch; Sailing Angels;SIRE; Social Motion, Inc.; Social Skills Playhouse; Special Life Network; Special Olympics Area VI; The Woodlands United Methodist Church; and TOPS Soccer – Texas Rush
Support Groups – ADD Support; Autism Share; Down Syndrome Association of Houston; Easter Seals of Greater Houston; Partners Resource Network – Path Project; Special Needs Sibs; The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill; and UH Families Parent Education Project Families CAN
For more information on Conroe ISD’s Parent Resource Center, please visit http://specialedu.conroeisd.net/parent.