Youth Transition Services
Come join our youth movement! SWCI is looking for youth to join our Youth Advisory Council to help guide our programs. We are seeking youth with disabilities that want to help educate their community on what it means to have a disability and how to live with the that disability successfully. Our Youth Services program is designed to support youth with disabilities as they transition to adult life. Youth Specialists collaborate with local schools districts, the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation and other non-profits to serve youth 14-24 with disabilities.
Our Youth Transition Services are funded by State and Federal grants.
We believe in a youth led program that focuses on advocacy, life skills development and mentorship to their peers that also offers supports to parents, caregivers and other natural supports.
Independent Living Skills Training
Accessing community resources
Development of self-advocacy skills.
Help to understand your rights and responsibilities as an adult
Learning how to use the local bus line and other transportation resources
Help understanding your educational options such as college or vocational training
Support to find social and recreational opportunities
Financial literacy training including budgeting and understanding your benefits
Health relationships classes and one-to-one consulting with individuals and family members
Civic engagement through classes, community participation and statewide groups
For more information about our Youth Services program please contact Nathan Nau, Youth Specialist or Rob Wasserman, Independent Living Specialist at 970.259.1672.