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Tuesday, Oct. 20th IVY Networking Dinner

Posted by SwampscottPAC on October 19, 2009

On Tuesday, October 20, The Institute for Vocational Training of Young Adults (IVY Program) at Swampscott High will be holding a free networking dinner and transition planning workshop from 6:00 to 8:00 PM in Room C123 at Swampscott High. The focus of the workshop is social opportunities for young adults age 19 to 22  who have special needs.  All families, schools, and organizations on the north shore are welcome to attend.

Representatives from Best Buddies will be speaking on socialization and job opportunities for young adults.   Best Buddies is a nonprofit organization dedicated to establishing opportunities for one-to-one friendships for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Best Buddies Jobs continues the integration of people with intellectual disabilities into the community through supported employment.

Kathy Passalacqua of Project Triangle will speak on social opportunities and  networking.  Peter Flint will be discussing a variety of fun activities that are organized through the North Shore ARC.  Representatives from the new Northshore  YMCA will discuss programs available.  Information will also be available on the CASES Program, a new Integrated Skills Workshop for young adults at Swampscott High.

If you have information you would like to share pertaining to social opportunities for young adults who have special needs or if you would like further information, please contact Pat Gorham, Director of the IVY Program, at gorham@swampscott.k12.ma.us.  

The IVY program will be preparing Chicken with Ziti so please RSVP.  Thank you.
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