Event aims to help families with students in special education

Betsy Murray-Bolden, left, and Tonya Grimm with Greater Lafayette Area Special Services, also known as GLASS, joined us on News 18 at Noon on Wednesday to tell us more about Your Ticket to Transition -- an event that offers a one-stop shop for area services. (WLFI Photo)
Betsy Murray-Bolden, left, and Tonya Grimm with Greater Lafayette Area Special Services, also known as GLASS, joined us on News 18 at Noon on Wednesday to tell us more about Your Ticket to Transition -- an event that offers a one-stop shop for area services. (WLFI Photo)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — An event in the Lafayette area is helping families with students in special education classes. It’s called Your Ticket to Transition and it encourages people to find agencies in Greater Lafayette that offer services to make life a little easier.

Betsy Murray-Bolden and Tonya Grimm with Greater Lafayette Area Special Services, also known as GLASS, joined us on News 18 at Noon on Wednesday to tell us more about the event that offers a one-stop shop for area services.

“The event we’re holding is a variety of agencies that families need to start thinking about now for their students as they get on and out of high school in order to have the services and the adult support they may need in the future,” Grimm said.

She said the whole family can benefit from the event.

“We’re looking at [students] from about middle school to high school, where it’s the most beneficial cause that’s when they’d start applying for those services,” said Grimm.

The event will be Monday, Oct. 24, 5:30-8 p.m. at Lafayette’s Ivy Tech Community College, 3101 S. Creasy Lane, in the Ivy Hall Community Rooms. Murray-Bolden said there will also be a guest speaker at 6 p.m.

“There will be door prizes, so anything from free food to a free night’s stay,” Murray-Bolden said.

With resources all in one place, Grimm said this event is very important.

“In fact, I told kids today, it’s probably the best thing they’re ever going to go to that’s going to cost them no money to check out because everybody’s in one place,” Grimm said.

Watch the full video to listen to what Grimm had to say about parents and graduation.