News Release

Monday, November 08, 2004

Contact: George Stinnett, CHKD, (757) 668-7043

FREE PUBLIC PROGRAM

Helping Special Needs Children Transition from School to Work

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. –Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters will host a free, public forum addressing how children with special needs may require extra help making the transition from school to the job market. The program will be held November 17, 7-8:30 p.m., at the hospital’s Brickhouse Auditorium, 601 Children’s Lane, Norfolk. Educational/vocational consultant and author Joyanne V. M. Cobb will discuss the challenges these young people face making this all-important life transition and provide practical guidance on issues such as disclosure of learning disabilities in the workplace, getting along with co-workers, talking to employers about accommodations and which help most. Cobb is from Alexandria, Va., and is a licensed vocational rehabilitation counselor and rehabilitation provider and currently works as a project manager for MAXIMUS Inc. She also provides academic and vocational counseling, consulting and accommodations assessments fort the disabled in transition. For more information or to register for this free program, call (757) 668-7500 or register online at www.chkd.org/calendar. Space is limited and advance registration is encouraged.