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Fair supports students with special needs


The Bucks County Intermediate Unit (Bucks IU) holds an event each fall in support of students with special needs looking toward their futures after graduating from high school.

Held Nov. 7 at the Bucks IU in Doylestown, this year’s 20th Secondary Transition Options and Resource Fair featured 64 representatives from 43 different vendor agencies and organizations (an 8% increase over last year).

Whether looking for additional academic growth, vocational training, possible employment, or just to learn about the services and agencies available to them, the event brings together students, their families, guardians, friends, and educational professionals with a wide variety of vendors in a highly unique, constructive and educational environment.

Attendees walk around and enjoy the opportunity to discuss their future dreams and plans, any possible concerns, and individual needs with the various representatives. Each vendor was categorized to assist attendees in identifying with whom they may wish to speak. The categories were post-secondary education and training, employment resources, community resources, and legal and financial planning. Information was readily available for the attendees to gather and take home for later review, or as a reminder for future contact.

This year’s event was attended by over 120 individuals and groups.