Abilis Holds LEAP Transition Information Session
Abilis, the non-profit organization that provides services and support to more than 700 individuals with special needs and their families, is hosting a free LEAP Transition Information Session in Stamford on Thursday, November 14, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The Stamford session will be held at First United Methodist Church, 42 Cross Road, Stamford. The event is free and open to the public; registration is required and available at abilis.us/calendar.
The information session is for families to participate in an interactive discussion about Transition Programming for Young Adults with Special Needs. The goal of the Abilis community-based program is to help young adults become more independent, obtain meaningful jobs, and participate in community activities. Representatives from Abilis will provide an overview about the Abilis LEAP Transition Program, discuss the initial steps required to determine the potential programs and services a family member might consider, and review the vocational skills, life skills, cognitive social development, and community involvement that needs to be considered when living as an independent adult. Abilis offers multiple transition programs throughout Fairfield County in the towns of Greenwich, New Canaan, Stamford, Westport, Wilton and Ridgefield.