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DHS Hosts Pre-Employment Transition Services Conference

The Department of Human Services (DHS), in collaboration with the State Office of Special Education in the Department of Education, recently hosted a three-day training conference at Marriott’s Frenchman’s Reef Beach Resort, Sept. 28-30.
The conference was for counselors, social workers, special education teachers, administrators and students. There were approximately 273 attendees, according to a press release issued Wednesday by DHS.
Commissioner designee Anita Roberts, Ph.D. said, “I am very pleased with the turnout of this year’s event. It was very important to us and to the people of the territory to have adequate training and qualified professionals to assist those with disabilities.”
The purpose of the conference was to provide pre-employment transition professional development to staff and services for students with disabilities who are eligible or potentially eligible for services under Section 113 of the Rehabilitation Act. Participants received Continuing Education Unit credits, toolkits and other pertinent materials.
“The event was well attended and participants expressed satisfaction that the information presented was timely and a necessary tool in their professional toolkit,” said Felicia Bylden, DHS administrator for the Division of Disabilities and Rehabilitation Services.

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