13th annual Transition Trek+ arrives April 23 | Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose Schools
April 23, 2024

13th annual Transition Trek+ arrives April 23

The 13th annual Transition Trek+ event, featuring a vendor fair, speakers and more, will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23, at the Discovery Center in Buffalo (214 1st Ave. NE).

This free event, sponsored by the Special Services Department of BHM Schools, provides resources and support to families of individuals with disabilities of ALL ages (birth to adulthood). All are welcome to attend, including those who do not live in the Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose School District. The evening is also an opportunity to meet BHM special education staff.

It is a sensory friendly event, and break spaces will be available as needed.

“Understanding, Identifying, and Addressing Mental Health Concerns with Children and Young Adults”
Marah Walker, MSW, LICSW         6-6:45 p.m.
Explore common mental health concerns, how to determine when additional support may be needed, and better understand the steps to find services that best support you and your children.  

“Special Needs Planning: Securing the Future for Persons with Disabilities” 
Roger Strege and Jan Larson       7-8 p.m. 
This session by an estate/trust specialist and an attorney helps identify and resolve unique life and estate planning issues, from the first to the last planning step, in easy-to-understand terms. Topics include protecting government benefits, establishing guardianship, preparing appropriate wills and supplemental needs trusts, avoiding family conflict, and reducing professional costs.

Vendor fair
Representatives from a variety of agencies will provide information and answer questions about how they can help support individuals and families. Topics include:

  • Community integration
  • County services
  • Recreation and leisure
  • Health and wellness
  • Banking
  • Family services
  • Counseling
  • Disability information pertinent to all disabilities
  • Life planning (guardianship, wills, conservatorship)
  • Post-secondary education and training
  • Independent and semi-independent living skills
  • Insurance/special needs plan
  • Housing and transportation
  • Employment connections

Vendor List

  • Mandy's Bracelets for Special Olympics
  • Central Lakes College-Occupational Skills Program
  • Central Minnesota Jobs and Training Service
  • Central MN Mental Health Center
  • BHM Community Education (Opening Doors)
  • BHM Early Childhood Family Education
  • Functional Industries
  • Goodwill Career Navigator
  • Johnson, Larson & Peterson Law
  • LifeWorks
  • Looking Forward Life Coaching
  • Love INC.
  • Mindshift
  • Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
  • Minnesota Independence College & Community
  • MYPATH: Inclusive Life Coaching
  • REM South Central Services
  • Special Needs Planners
  • Special Olympics
  • ARC Minnesota
  • Trailblazer Transit
  • UCare
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Services
  • We Can Ride
  • Wright County Human Services
  • Bethel University-BUILD Program
  • Reliable Medical Supply
  • PRIDE Transitions

BHM Special Services

For more information about Transition Trek+, contact BHM Special Services at 763.682.8715.

Department Vision: Creating educational opportunities that improve student outcomes in an environment where learning has no limits.

Department Purpose and Mission: The Department of Special Services' mission is to work collaboratively to provide appropriate support and services to students from birth to age 22. These services will prepare students to participate in their communities in meaningful ways and achieve their personal post-secondary goals. We do this through providing specialized instruction, integrating research with practice, and providing opportunities where all are included and valued.

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