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 Left: Stephanie Costen, a student at Essex High School in Tappahannock, prepares  to display merchandise on opening day of Purple Pride, a student-run thrift shop. Peggy Hodges, Stephanie's teacher, and Debbie Johnson, special education director, decided to open their store after hearing Pam Roberts presentation at the 2009 Transition Forum. She talked about the success of Duds & Dough, a student-run thrift shop/catering business in Wise County.


School-based Businesses:

Duds & Dough

Transition-related Links:

Virginia Transition Forum

I'm Determined

Transition Portfolio-Rockingham County Public Schools

Virginia Department of Education Office of Special Education

VDOE Transition Services

VDOE Training/Technical Assistance Centers

Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center

Project Search

U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education

The Ghostwriter LLC
Carolyn Berry
1457 Pilkington Road
Hustle, VA 22476
(804) 443-6622 - evenings, weekends, and days during school breaks