Date: February 8, 2018 Time: 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Location: NHV District Office
On Thursday, February 8th, the North Hunterdon-Voorhees Regional High School District will hold the third meeting this school year of the Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (SEPAC) at the NHV Administrative Building in the lower-level Training Lab. The meeting will begin at 6:30 PM. At this meeting, we will be hosting Christopher Kempski, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services, DVR. He will be presenting on the DVR services. Please feel free to join us. If you can attend this meeting, RSVP to me at email@example.com or call (908) 713-4169. If you are not available to participate in this meeting, our next meeting will be held on March 27, 2018, in the same location. Renee Plaff from the Progressive Center for Independent Living will be presenting on her organization’s services.
(The NHV Administrative Building is located next to North Hunterdon High School by the tennis courts. You can access this building by using the Regional Road entrance to North Hunterdon High School. For precise directions, please feel free to utilize the North Hunterdon-Voorhees Regional High School District’s website.)
Students with disabilities (people up to and including the age of 21 who have not received a high school diploma) are entitled to special education and related services, which includes transition services. Significantly, eligible children from the age of 16, or even as early as 14, must be provided with a transition plan and then, transition services, to assist them in moving into post-secondary education, training, employment or other post-secondary activity. Learning to navigate these services can be academic, but also may be other kinds of Instruction, related services (language therapy, occupational therapy, counseling, vocational rehabilitation), community experiences, the development of employment and other post-school adult living skills (for example, travel training, learning to access community facilities for recreation, social skills training) and if appropriate, acquisition of daily living skills and provision of a functional vocational evaluation. Special Education and transition is not limited to classroom work! Some school districts routinely exit young adults from special education services when they complete the academic requirements for a high school diploma by conferring the diploma. However, in many cases young adults are entitled to extensive vocational and community integration services from their school districts from the age of 18 to 21.