Post Secondary Transition

Transitioning Youth with Disabilities

The education and employment of young adults with disabilities is not only an Illinois 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.

Our transition team’s goal is to engage youth and young adults in their own futures planning process, providing them with developmentally-appropriate services and supports and involving their families in the process. We want to help facilitate their movement toward greater self-sufficiency and achieving their goals in the transitional domains  of:

  • Employment
  • Career-building education
  • Living situation
  • Personal-effectiveness
  • Quality of life
  • Community-life functioning

Our Transition Program helps students with disabilities and their families think about their life after high school and identify long-range goals. We design the high school experience to ensure that students gain the skills and connections they need to achieve these goals. Transition services are provided for all students with an Individual Education Plan (IEP) in a Menta school, between the ages of 14 – 22. It is our goal to know that students leave the umbrella of the educational system both functionally and academically prepared, in order to live as independently as possible.

Resources

http://www.testpreview.com

This site is a perfect source for free online practice tests.  At this site, a person will find over 50 resources and information about the test preparation process. This site will assist educators in guiding students with learning the right methods of preparing for a test, as well as the student taking a practice test that might be critical for a future career.  The site will also allow a student to gain an understanding of the preparation that must exist before taking a test. 

http://www.ada.gov/regs2014/testing_accommodations.html

 

For more information contact:

Sharon Slover, Executive Director of Education & Careers
The Menta Group
630-209-6338
sharon.slover@menta.com