At the begining of the schoo year CPS in conjuction with MOPD offers resources for post secondary planning for high school students with disabilities. Students get access to community agencies, colleges, training programs, workshops, mock interviews, voter registration, resume clinics, and much more.
In 2001, MOPD launched a precoursor to the Transition Fair Program with just 20 students in collaboration with the former Office of Special Education and Supports in Chicago Public Schools (now CPS Office of Diverse Leaners and Supports). Since that time, the program has grown in size and scope. Now, the Transition Fair is the first prong of a year-long employment program designed to connect academic learning to employment. Each year, students with disabilities planning for life after high school take advantage of this event as a unique career building opportunity.