Ivymount's Annual Special Needs Resource Fair is a wonderful opportunity to learn about services and activities for individuals with special needs, including autism, in the DC area.
Here is a recap of our 2017 Resource Fair:
On Sunday, March 5th, 2017, over 300 parents and families from all over the Washington, DC region gathered for Ivymount's 5th Annual Special Needs Resource Fair.
The day began with 54 vendors offering information in such areas as financial planning, camps, academic resources, advocacy groups and other services for individuals with special needs and their families.
"The trip down from New York for the Ivymount Resource Fair was well worth it to meet the informed and engaging families from Ivymount and the surrounding community. We will definitely plan to return next year," commented Dr. Paul Cavanagh, Executive Director, New York Institute of Technology's Vocational Independence Program.
"The Ivymount Special Needs Resource Fair was a great opportunity for us to meet and interact with prospective camp families. Thank you for including us," added Elaine McIntosh, Assistant Director at Camp Kodiak.
Our speaker sessions were well attended and were followed up with helpful question and answer sessions. Special thanks to Amy Alvord, Director of Education at Ivymount; Jennie Kampf, Program Director at Ivymount's Autism Program; Sharon Nickolaus, Transition Specialist at Ivymount; and Monica Adler Werner, Director of Ivymount's Model Asperger Program for their presentations.
"We're pleased that our fair continues to grow each year in attendance as well as vendor lineup," commented Nicole Carr, Director of Communications and Development at Ivymount. "Providing this opportunity for the community to connect with exhibitors and learn about more resources is a real priority for us."
Click here to view our 2017 Special Needs Resource Fair Guidebook.
For information about our 2018 Resource Fair, please contact Nancy Yasharoff via email or at (301) 469 0223 x103.