Friday, January 11, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM CST
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Gateway Academy 
3721 Dacoma Street
Houston, TX 77092

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Jackie Plesnicher, Event Director 
Gateway Academy 

2019 Transition Fair - Gateway Academy 


The Gateway Academy Transition Fair is an annual event featuring programs throughout Texas and the U.S. that serve young adults with social and learning differences. Featured programs cater to students for whom college, adult independent living and/or vocational careers are attainable with the proper structure and support. 

Participating programs serve high school graduates aged 18 and up with average to above average IQ. The programs represent educational options for experiential learners, such as trade schools, immersive adult life skills programs, vocational, and certificate courses.

In addition, our Transition Fair features community and 4 year colleges that support students with social and learning differences. Common learning differences addressed by these programs include dyslexia, AD/HD, autism, and mental health challenges.  

Our Transition Fair is free but registration is required to attend!  Everyone is welcome ...educators, students and parents! 


Event Date: 

Friday, January 11th, 2019  

9 a.m. to Noon

                      Gateway Academy Gym                        3721 Dacoma St.  Houston, TX 77092

Registration Required!

Registration is FREE for this event.

Who should attend?
Teenagers, young adults, parents, educators and professionals are invited to attend.  

All registered participants will receive an electronic information booklet with details on participating vendors and follow up emails with updates, directions and parking information.  

REGISTER NOW!* Safari users - if you do not get a confirmation of your registration, please use another browser to register. 

Registered Vendors

*Please note that we will continue to register vendors until the event.  Please visit this landing page regularly to receive updates regarding vendor registration. 


Alvin College

American Automobile Association (AAA)

Attention Deficit Disorders Association - South Region (ADDA - SR)

ARC of Greater Houston

Chapel Haven

College for Health Care Professions

College Internship Program - Brevard

College Living Experience

Daymark Living

Easter Seals Greater Houston

Family to Family Network

Greater Houston Disability Chamber of Commerce

Harris County RIDES Program

Houston Community College System

The HUB 

Including Kids

Lindamood Bell

Lonestar College - Cy Fair


Middlebridge School

Monarch School

New Danville

nonPariel Institute

Options Transitions to Independence

Providence Place

Social Motion Skills

Social Security Administration

Texas A&M University

Texas State Technical College

Texas Workforce Solutions

Universal Technical Institute

University of Denver - Learning Effectiveness Program

University of Houston

University of Houston Clear Lake - Connecting to College Program

University of the Ozarks - Jones Learning Center


Vendor Registration

Programs who wish to have a vendor booth at the Transition Fair should contact Jackie Plesnicher at 713-659-7900 or jplesnicher@gatewayacademyhouston.org for vendor registration information and to receive the vendor registration link.

***Please note, this event showcases specific programs supporting academic, independent living and/or vocational growth for individuals with social and learning differences.  The Fair specifically excludes traditional colleges without identified specialty support programs, as well as individual practitioners.

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