Expo on services for those with disabilities planned

Individuals with disabilities, their families and care givers will have a chance to gather information about service providers, organizations and support groups during the annual Community Resource Expo.

The expo will be held Wednesday, April 18, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Free State High School, 4700 Overland Drive.

The expo is a chance to learn about accessing services, planning for future needs and meeting others with similar needs.

Participants can find information about services related to employment, independent living, learning opportunities, financial planning, guardianship, respite care, social activities and other topics. Organizations at the expo offer services for individuals from birth to adulthood.

Young adults who have created their own businesses will also be at the expo to share their learning experiences with developing business plans and securing start-up funds.

The expo is free and opened to anyone who has questions about disability or transition related services. Door prizes will be handed out.

Individuals who need accommodations, such as a sign language interpreter, material in an alternative print format or language translators, should contact Lorna Larson at 832-6050, ext. 2467, or llarson@usd497.org. Larson can also be contacted for more information about the expo.