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The Parent Training
and Information Center (PTIC) is a Program of theWestchester Independent Living Center (WILC) and its satellite office, Putnam Independent Living Services (PILS).
PTIC informs parents of children with special needs about their rights in the education system.
It provides training, advocacy, technical assistance, and information and referral services in Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester counties.
Separate trainings and workshops are offered for professionals who work with children with disabilities and their families.

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PTIC is funded by the Advocacy Center in Rochester, NY through their Parent Training and Information Center grant.


March 17, 2010

The Day After - Planning for the Transition from School to Life

The Putnam Partnership for Special Needs (PPSN) will be hosting its first annual Transition Fair on March 23, 2010 to provide families of children with special needs, ages 14 – 21, information on the transition process from school to adult life and services.

Keynote speaker Adrienne Arkontaky, Esq., a special needs planning attorney, along with a panel of agency representatives will present information on p ost-secondary education, vocational education, integrated employment, continuing and adult education, adult services, independent living, and community participation as some of the options students with disabilities will need to consider when transitioning from school to community life.

The Fair is open to families of adolescents with disabilities in Putnam and Northern Westchester and will be held at the BOCES campus in Yorktown Heights from 6:00 – 8:30 PM.

Registration and networking will begin at 6:00 PM in the Student Services Building, followed by the keynote address at 6:30. Breakout sessions with panels representing local, state and federal agencies will share information about housing, medical care, legal services, recreation and post-secondary options.

Light refreshments will be served.

**PPSN is a coalition of personnel from school districts and agencies serving the families residing in Putnam and northern Westchester counties.

Contacts: Teddi Barry/ teddi_barry@putnamarc.org
845-225-5650, ext. 127
Jessica Baumann/ jbaumann@putnamils.org
Putnam Independent Living Services
845-228-7457, ext. 1108

WILC Main Office
200 Hamilton Avenue, 2nd Floor
White Plains, New York 10601
(914) 682-3926 (Voice)
866-933-5390 (VP/TTY)
(914) 682-8518 (FAX)
Directions to WILC

Satellite Office PILS
1961 Route 6, 2nd Floor
Carmel, New York 10512
845-228-7457 (Voice)
866-933-5390 (VP/TTY)
845-228-7460 (Fax)
Directions to PILS

Yonkers Outreach Office
Pathways to Success
75 Riverdale Avenue
Yonkers, New York 10701
914-376-8600 (Voice)