On Wednesday, June 10, 2019, Gengras Center transition coordinators/vocational teachers Kathleen Walsh and Caroline Wilson were recognized as Advocates of the Year by Harc, an organization that provides special needs support to individuals with intellectual and related disabilities and their families. The Advocate of the Year award recognizes outstanding achievements in the area of individual and systems advocacy. To be nominated, the recipient must make an impact in one or more of the following areas: education, residential, recreation, employment, social services, health services, client services, and the civil rights of people with intellectual disabilities.
“Congratulations to Kathleen and Caroline for working tirelessly with our students! They were acknowledged for successfully transitioning over 40 students in the past two years to adult services. This task involves working with students, families, and numerous state and private agencies to coordinate and implement plans so the process is seamless and positive,” said Gengras Center Director Michelle Lestrud.
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