The Indy Star reports about a conference to be held August 18 in Fishers, Indiana. The Arc of Indiana and Families United for Support and Encouragement will host this unique seminar about planning for the future that will include breakout spessions for special-needs children. There are many conferences targeted at parents, caregivers, and professionals; it is encouraging to see a workshop that also has events planned for the children themselves. According to the article, parent sessions will include information on accessing government benefits, accessing health insurance, and making the transition to work or college. Student sessions will focus on social skills, taking control of educational planning, and panels led by adults who have overcome disabilities.
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