Transition fair aims to help students with disabilities become independent

JEROME, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) Young adults with disabilities learned how to better transition to life after high school on Monday in Jerome, through a transition fair held at Jerome High School.

The event included organizations such as the College of Southern Idaho, the Idaho Department of Labor and the Idaho Commission for the Blind. The purpose of the event was to provide students and their parents with information about resources available to those with disabilities. According to Alison Steven, from the Commission of the Blind, the fair intended to be a first exposure for those with disabilities to the services that are out there.

"One of things I think is so important is that we really allow students to be independent and to know they can do what they want to do," Steven said. "So we're not there providing services and doing everything for them. It's all about equipping them with the skills and the knowledge and confidence that they need, which is kind of a big deal."

For those who weren't able to attend Monday's event, there is another transition fair scheduled to be held Tuesday from 6-7 p.m. at the Burley Best Western Inn.

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