METUCHEN — Metuchen High School will participate in a teen leadership conference for students with disabilities, hosted by the NJ Department of Education at Middlesex County College. Two students, Zach Toth and Zach Windos, will be facilitating a workshop within the conference to demonstrate the assistive technology they use on their iPads. Fifteen students from Metuchen High School will be attending with two teachers.
The focus of the conferences is to address skills necessary to be successful in school and for transition to life after high school. The conferences are held throughout New Jersey at universities and colleges. Students with disabilities present keynotes speeches, read poetry, and facilitate workshops for other students like themselves.
The benefits of these conferences for the thousands who have attended are innumerable. The teen leaders leave with confidence and a feeling of accomplishment. The attendees leave with valuable information, enhanced self-awareness, advocacy skills, and a feeling of belonging. Teachers, parents, child study team members, supervisors, and other school chaperones leave with increased pride and knowledge of their students.
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