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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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AU to hold brown-bag lunch forum Feb. 25 on “Youth: The Real Future of the South”

AUBURN – A brown-bag lunch forum for Auburn University students, staff and faculty on the subject of “Youth: The Real Future of the South, will be held on Monday, Feb. 25, from 12 noon to 2 p.m., in 208 Foy student Union. Cookies and drinks will be provided.

The forum will provide an opportunity to share ideas on encouraging young people to develop leadership skills, be ready for the world of work, develop the habit of volunteerism or the skills for entrepreneurship and will be one of many being held nationwide.

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