Thursday, April 16, 2009

Ability Pittsburgh

The Heinz History Center hosted about 350 students with disabilities on Thursday.
They were there for Ability Pittsburgh, a resource fair that introduces teenagers with disabilities to all of the resources that might be available to them to make the transition from school to the workplace or a college environment.
The event was organized by workers for the Smithsonian in Washington D.C.
Students attended mock interviews, practiced resume writing and learned about advocacy and history and picked up information on nutrition and exercise.
About fifty government and community groups were at the history center. Organizers hope Thursday's event will serve as a national model.

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