FHF's Coding Program is a program about codin and preparedness for students with disabilities (16 - 22), their families and their teachers.
It all begins with Transition Academy an event solely for teachers and parents of students with disabilities. At Transition Academy, we delve into the topics of evidence-based transition planning for lesson plans and rights and responsibilities for parents.
It ends with Career Symposium, an empowering event offering career guidance and opportunities for students with disabilities ages 16 - 22. This event is free to attend and is open to any student with a disability in Orleans, Plaquemines and St. Bernard parishes. Our partners include The Frost Foundation, The Louisiana Bar Foundation, Louisiana Department of Education, Metropolitan Human Services District, Firstline Schools, Algiers Charter Schools, St. Bernard Parish Schools, Plaquemines Parish Schools and An Ideal Job: Supportive Employment.
The goal is to prepare students with disabilities to have meaningful careers after high school. The students with receive training throughout the day, which they will then be able to use at the Job Fair. The Job Fair is where employers across the region answer questions about potential employment. We believe through Career Symposium that the event will increase public exposure to career aspirations for students with disabilities in the area and increase inclusion in the workplace.
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