Torrington transitioning workshop planned for its special needs families

October 27, 2018 by  

Parents of children with developmental or intellectual challenges can find themselves worried about what the future may bring for their child, and a workshop has been planned for Torrington that can answer some their questions.

The session will explore the various options that exist for young people as they transition from being in school to adulthood. It is intended for families that plan on accessing programming and other supports offered through the Department of Developmental Services when their son or daughter graduates from high school.

The agenda for the evening includes input from Maria Derman and Shannon Jacovino, and both will address the group. The topics on the slate range from the types of services that exist to aid the transition from school to adulthood, to how an individual and their family can work together to advocate for their needs. Light refreshments will be offered, and there will be time included for the group to ask questions and raise any concerns they might have.

An event like this can offer a lot of information, which may be very helpful to those who participate. Presentation folders can be prepared for this type of function by area stationery printers, and these can be filled with brochures, lists of community resources, and other helpful materials.

This opportunity for Torrington’s families will be on offer on November 8, taking place at 333 Kennedy Drive.