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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

January 26 , 2009

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Southwest Georgia businesses, parents, and educators are coming together to help students with disabilities become more independent.

The Southwest Georgia Regional Transition Council met Monday at Phoebe Northwest to see how the council can assist students with disabilities to transition from high school to adulthood in order to be more productive citizens. 

Parents of disabled students say a council like this is desperately needed, while students say something like this should be been done before now.

"If a program was going on like this when I was coming through, there ain't no telling what I would be doing right now," said Derrick Silas of Mitchell County.

"For parents to know that they can be happy and become independent and have their own job you know just be confident in that so having the businesses as well as the teachers and the educations and all the agencies, it's a great, great council," said Vicki Williams, a parent.

The council will help hundreds of students in each of the 14 counties in the southwest  Georgia region. 

If you'd like to help, call kathy Rigsby at 229-431-1230.

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