Learning Community- School Transition Planning

Hosted By: Parent Information Center of Delaware (PIC)

August 23, 2022 12:00PM - 1:00 PM

Location: Virtual Meeting

About this online Learning Community event:
A panel of speakers will discuss school transition planning from early learning through high school and
beyond from personal and professional perspectives.

About the speakers:
Harrison Barnes is the Founder and Director of GearUp, a volunteer driven organization with a mission
to get kids on bikes. Diagnosed as a toddler with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and considered non-verbal
until the age of 5, Harrison found that riding a bike helped him overcome his challenges. Harrison is a
Delaware native and after graduating high school, was one of the first high school athletes, identified
with an autism spectrum disorder, to be recruited by a collegiate athletic team. A rising senior at Belmont
Abbey College, in Belmont, NC, Harrison is pursuing a degree in Sports Management. His goal is to
continue his work in the non-profit field and further explore the ways that sports can impact lives.

Samuel N. Mathew, Ph.D., is the Counselor for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing at the Division of Vocational
Rehabilitation (DVR), Department of Labor, State of Delaware. DVR programs are available in all States of
the US and helps with post-secondary education and job search for persons with disabilities.

Fiona KL Vivar, MS Ed, is a Field Agent and Early Childhood Transition Coordinator with Delaware
Department of Education, Office of Early Learning.


Register in advance!
For more information contact Arielle Morris, amorris@picofdel.org, or 302.999.7394

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