The Disability Resources and Transition Fair will provide valuable information about community resources and local businesses. This event is free and open to people with disabilities, their families, friends, service providers, educators and students of all ages.
Courtney Elrod, with Blount County Public Schools says, “Whether you’re a young adult about to graduate from high school or whether you were in a car accident or suffered a stroke that changed your life and physical, social or mental abilities, there are numerous resources in the Blount County community to help you achieve a better quality of life.”
Co-sponsored by Blount County Public Library and Blount County Public Schools, the fair will be held Tuesday, April 11, 2016, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Library’s Dorothy Herron Room A, Sharon Lawson Room, and Meeting Room Hallway. Guests are welcome to visit exhibitors’ booths of interest, inquire about services, and come and go as they please. Light refreshments will be served.
- Autism Breakthrough of Knoxville
- Mane Support
- Legal Aid of East Tennessee
- STEP, Inc. (Support and Training for Exceptional Parents)
- Area 15 Special Olympics
- Epilepsy Foundation of East Tennessee
- The Gate – Gateway to Independence
- Mental Health Association of East Tennessee
- Universal Pathways to Employment Project (UPEP)
- Pellissippi State Community College
- Home Repair Collaboration
- Blount County Dept. of Veterans Affairs
- TRIO Educational Opportunity Center
- and more…
Each organization will have a booth set up to pass out information and demonstrate assistive devices that can help with compensating for disabilities and improving quality of life.
The Blount County Public Library is located at 508 N. Cusick Street, Maryville, where services are an example of your tax dollars at work for you. For further information about library programs or services, call the library at 982-0981 or visit the Web site at www.blounttn.org/197.