The transition from school to community is significant for every young person with a disability. Our transition program provides a bridge between the security of school and the opportunities and responsibilities of adult life. Small group independent living skills training sessions are provided within the school and community. This program is available to students with disabilities between the ages of 14 and 22. Transition training sessions are scheduled within the student’s school setting and/or their local communities. These sessions will occur in a small group format of no less than four students. The focus will be “hands on” practical skill training, information and resources.

Goals:
• To assist young adults with disabilities in the transition from school to
independent living and adult life.
• To assist young adults in learning independent living skills for maximum
community integration and participation.
• To insure that young adults with disabilities and their families are aware of
available resources and options that assist with the transition process.

Skill Training Areas are the same as mentioned in the Independent Living Program.

For more information, contact SMILES at 507-345-7139.

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