East Allen County Schools To Host 6th Annual Resource Fair

Apr 12, 2019

 

Credit Rebecca Green / WBOI

 

East Allen County Schools will host their sixth annual Resource Fair Saturday, March 13 to celebrate Autism Awareness month.

 

Jennifer Hartman is the transition coordinator for East Allen County Schools. Her job is to direct families with autistic students to resources that make out of school transitions easier, which sometimes isn’t very easy.  

 

“We want to make sure that we can connect our students and families with what they need to have success in life too, and in life in general,” she said.  

 

Hartman said the idea for the resource fair came out of a desire to do something for EACS students.

 

“You know, sometimes it’s just something very simple that can change the whole dynamics of a household,” she said

 

More than 40 different organizations are expected to attend with a range in expertise from social-skill training to home-based services. Hartman said the event has grown, and thinks it’s an excellent opportunity.

 

Activities will also be available, including a fire-safety simulation training, with the New Haven Fire Department, as well as  sensory activities.

 

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the East Allen County Schools Annex Building.