The education and employment of young adults with disabilities is not only an Illinois and Arizona priority, it is a national priority. Without an education that focuses on the development of personal competence, life skills, and employment opportunities, young adults with disabilities are hindered from independence necessary in today’s complex modern society.
The Menta Group transition team’s goal is to engage youth and young adults in their own future planning process, providing them with developmentally-appropriate services and supports and involving their families. The team facilitates the student’s movement toward greater self-sufficiency and achieving their goals by guiding these areas:
The Transition Program helps students with disabilities and their families think about their life after high school and identify long-range goals. The high school experience is designed to ensure that students gain the skills and connections they need to achieve these goals. Each student will have a Person-Centered Plan to help navigate their hopes and dreams for the future. Transition services are provided for all students with an Individual Education Plan (IEP) in a Menta school, between the ages of 14 – 22. The goal is that students leave the umbrella of the educational system both functionally and academically prepared, in order to live as independently as possible.
The Menta Group has programs in Illinois and Arizona.