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Source: KCUR Radio, Up To Date with Steve Kraske. By Steve Kraske, Elizabeth Ruiz, Danie Alexander.

A unique college and career fair makes sure youth with disabilities and their parents can explore college and career options.

The Transition Academy is the brainchild of Kim Riley who has a son with autism. She wanted to be sure that students with intellectual disabilities could learn what was possible for them after high school.

Started in 2019, the disability college and career planning center resulted from Riley’s experience with a system that was confusing and focused on students with “very mild disabilities.” The academy’s DiversAbility College & Career Fair is one way to assist those with more severe disabilities.

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