The Transition to Adulthood Program supports students to learn the skills and self-confidence needed to prepare for living independently. Individual services include communication skills, personal awareness, interpersonal skills, advocacy skills and information and referral related to disability services, such as where to look for accessible housing, adaptive equipment, medical providers, legal assistance and other programs and resources.
The Pre-Employment Transition Service supports students to decide what they want to pursue professionally after leaving high school. This includes how to find employment, what post-secondary educational opportunities are available in the community, how to apply to college and more. Students are supported to identify their personal interests skills and abilities and work to develop these skills to achieve their professional goals upon high school graduation..
The peer modeling approach provides a sharing of experiences with another person living with a disability who has successfully led a productive and meaningful life in their community. Topics might include; personal growth, problem solving, socializing or issues faced specifically by persons with disabilities.
In addition, Youth Services offers peer support groups and social and recreational activities that support young adults in improving their social and communication skills, self-confidence, and comfort in participating in community activities with others. The program will also offer support groups for parents and guardians of Consumers to help them understand the concepts of Independent Living and consumer control..
This is a free service.
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