Connecting for Kids will again be teaming with Leadership Lorain County to present the Lorain County Resource Fair on Thursday, March 12, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the John A. Spitzer Conference Center, 1005 N. Abbe Rd. in Elyria. At the 2020 event, families will find resources for anxiety, ADHD, communication/speech issues, behavior problems, IEP support and social skills deficits for individuals ages birth – 22 years.
Those who pre-register and attend will be entered into a drawing to win a $100 VISA gift card. To register, visit www.connectingforkids.org/lorain-resource-fair, or call/text: 440-570-5908 (para español, 440-907-9130).
Back by popular demand is a free shuttle service, a free pasta dinner and on-site Spanish translation.
In fact, the Lorain County Resource Fair serves as the kick-off event for the new Connecting for Kids Spanish Initiative.
“Our new Spanish speaking Family Resource Specialist, Andrea Campesino, will be available at the
event to assist those in the Hispanic community find resources and serve as a translator with vendors,” said Sarah Rintamaki, Executive Director of Connecting for Kids. “Andrea is eager to meet area families as she will be hosting our first support group entirely in Spanish the evening of March 26 at the Elyria Public Library.”
All families attending The Lorain County Resource Fair will have the opportunity to meet with providers from across Northeast Ohio, including:
● Adapted recreation programs and camps
● Alternative schools
● Counselors and mental health providers
● Educational advocates
● Grant/financial aid providers
● Music therapy programs
● Occupational and physical therapists
● Respite providers
● Speech-language pathologists
● Social skills programs
● Transition, job training and housing providers
● Tutors and learning disability programs
“We at Leadership Lorain County are so extremely excited regarding this collaboration with Connecting for Kids. While it was the “Best Class of 2015” who initially brought the Special Needs Resource to Lorain County, it has definitely been through the efforts of Connecting for Kids that it has been taken to the next level. We are happy to partner as it continues to grow. The alliance of resources in one location has certainly impacted many in our community, together we are all creating positive change,” said Julie Cruz Blair, Executive Director of Leadership Lorain County.
The free shuttle bus, compliments of Ready Set Go…to Kindergarten, will offer stops at:
● Wilkes Villa (Elyria)
● Colonial Oaks (Elyria)
● Westview Terrace (Lorain)
● Leavitt Homes (Lorain)