Happening Tomorrow: Transition Resource Fair for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities and their Families
Twenty-Third Annual Fair Helps Individuals and Families Connect to Resources to Support Long-Term Career and Employment Goals
Available Resources Include Employment, Advocacy, Housing, Transportation, Guardianship, and Leadership Opportunities
Snohomish County, Wash., March 20, 2023 – The 23rd annual Transition Resource Fair is happening tomorrow, March 21, from 4 – 8:30 p.m. at Cascade High School. The Transition Resource Fair is convened by the Snohomish County Developmental Disabilities Program, and will be in-person for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s a free community event that welcomes individuals with developmental disabilities (ages 12 and older), their families, caregivers, teachers, employees, and other interested community members.
“The Transition Resource Fair is a vital community event that connects individuals with developmental disabilities and their loved ones with resources to help them thrive,” said Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers. “I’m thrilled that this event can be back in-person to help build lasting relationships between students, their families, and our broader community. I’m grateful to our County team and community partners for their ongoing work to support our differently abled neighbors.”
The Transition Resource Fair takes place during Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, and the event celebrates the accomplishments of individuals with developmental disabilities and creates connections to community resources.
The Fair includes 50 resource tables staffed by a variety of community agencies that provide information on resources including employment, advocacy, assistive technology, housing, transportation, guardianship, leadership opportunities, and trusts. Free workshops are offered between 4:00 and 8:30 p.m. on topics including assistance for students in obtaining employment, , transportation, affordable housing, guardianship and alternatives, among many others. More information on individual workshops is available on this website.
“The resource fair provides an opportunity for individuals with developmental disabilities to meet in-person and connect with community resources that are key to their success. Individuals will leave the fair with information and connections that will help them navigate systems, build new relationships and take next steps,” said Tamra Bradford, Snohomish County Developmental Disabilities Program Manager.
The 23rd annual Transition Resource Fair will take place Tuesday, March 21, from 4 – 8:30 p.m. at Cascade High School (801 East Casino Road, Everett, WA 98203). Anyone with questions can reach out to the County directly at DDinfo@snoco.org.
The Snohomish County Human Services Department helps all persons meet their basic needs and develop their potential by providing timely, effective human services and building community. Find more information on the department’s work at https://snohomishcountywa.gov/191/Human-Services.