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Stutzman speaker at transition event

Oct 30, 2012
Photo by: STACI ANN WILSON WRIGHT/Ledger photo Inspirational Archer Matt Stutzman speaks with Fairfield school activities director Jeff Courtright. Stutzman will be speaking at a transitional event Monday at the Fairfield High School.

The Inspirational Archer, Matt Stutzman, will be speaking at a transition event sponsored by the Great Prairie Education Agency at 7 p.m. Monday in the Fairfield High School Auditorium.

Everyone is welcome to attend the free event.

Inexplicably born without arms and placed for adoption, Matt Stutzman was welcomed into the home of Leon and Jean Stutzman. Their philosophy was simple: he was permitted to try almost anything ... if he could do it on his own. Twenty-nine years later, the result is an extraordinary young man, a family man, who can do virtually anything with his feet. Most recently, he was a silver medalist in the 2012 Paralympics. His inspirational life story is evidence that a person does not have to allow his or her disabilities and shortcomings to limit the scope of dreams and accomplishments.

GPAEA routinely provides families with information and resources that will help ensure a positive high school experience and successful transition. Transition is a process that helps students develop plans to prepare for life after graduation from high school in the areas of living, learning and working. Transition planning, which begins at age 14, might include preparing for post-secondary education, vocational training, supported employment, continuing and adult education, independent living and community participation.

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