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Alabama Transition Conference kicks off month of awareness building

AUBURN – When Gov. Robert Bentley signed a proclamation designating March as “Transition Awareness Month” in Alabama, it also highlighted the beginning of Auburn University’s third decade of providing service to youth and young adults with disabilities.

The Auburn Transition Leadership Institute, a research and outreach center of Auburn’s College of Education, will host the 21st annual Alabama Transition Conference March 7-8 at Auburn Marriott Opelika Hotel and Conference Center at Grand National. The conference, one of the longest-running events of its kind in the country, focuses on helping students with disabilities bridge the gap, or transition, from high school to post-secondary employment opportunities.

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Experts on challenges of youth with disabilities to convene at Alabama Transition Conference

AUBURN – During the nineteenth annual Alabama Transition Conference, state and national experts will focus on ways to prepare youth with disabilities for the challenges of adulthood. The conference takes place March 2-3 at the Auburn Marriott Opelika Hotel and Conference Center at Grand National. It is hosted by the Auburn Transition Leadership Institute, a research and outreach extension of the Auburn University College of Education.

“The conference will bring together people and organizations with the expertise to help young adults with disabilities as they seek employment or continue their education,” said Karen Rabren, director of the Auburn Transition Leadership Institute and an associate professor in Auburn’s Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation, Counseling/School Psychology. “It will focus on supporting Alabama’s school systems, agencies, employers and communities in helping youth reach their goals.”

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