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TRANSITIONING TOWARDS INDEPENDENCE RESOURCE FAIR INCLUDES TWO IMPORTANT LECTURES

MONTREAL, FEBRUARY 25, 2014 -  John Grant and L.I.N.K.S. High Schools, in collaboration with the English Montreal School Board (EMSB) and Inspirations Newspaper, are hosting their  annual special needs resource fair. It will take place at The English Montreal School Board (6000 Fielding Avenue) in Montreal on Thursday, March 13 (3 p.m. to 9 p.m.)

John Grant and L.I.N.K.S. cater to students with special needs. Their mandate is to encourage personal and academic growth for all learners, regardless of the challenges they face.

The Transitioning Towards Independence Resource Fair will bring together a variety of resources for parents, family members, teachers and caregivers of students of all ages with learning difficulties and/or special needs. Making resources available under one roof will enable parents/guardians and teachers to make better informed life decisions for their special needs child or student. Exhibitors representing many aspects of special needs will be on hand to exchange information, including social services, educational services, health-related services, financial assistance, respite care, housing, employment, extra-curricular activities, and community support.

Two lectures will take place during the fair that will provide attendees with invaluable information. Gamoon Lau from EDUCATE montreal will speak at 7 p.m. about general educational planning and transitions, covering everything from Individual Education Plans to the role of a Child Care Worker. Stefanie Demberg from CSSS Cavendish will speak at 8 p.m. about the services offered by the CSSS and the government of Quebec.

Under the direction of James Fequet, principal of John Grant and L.I.N.K.S. High Schools, this event promises to provide invaluable information to parents and family members, teachers and caregivers of students of all ages with special needs.

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Michael J. Cohen
Communications and Marketing Specialist
English Montreal School Board
Tel: (514) 483-7200 ext. 7243
Fax: (514) 483-7213
E-mail: mcohen@emsb.qc.ca