The Youth in Transition program brings teens and young adults of all abilities together in a fun, supportive environment to help them prepare for becoming an independent adult.
The program runs two- 12 week sessions a year; one in the fall and another in the spring. The weekly Youth Group sessions are focused on developing skills and learning about the resources that are essential to making the transition into the adult world. They are truly a great opportunity for peers to get together, share experiences and learn from each other.
Youth Group activities include educational and recreational activities, guest speakers, and group discussions. There is a strong emphasis on socializing and team building. Like all ILCWR programs, participants take the lead in planning session topics, coordinating activities, and preparing and serving dinner as a group. As a result, every session is for Youth Group, by Youth Group!
Please note, the Youth In Transition program is intended for individuals aged 15-25 who are able to direct their own care for personal needs, communicate and be involved in group activities and discussions and plan for their future. Attendant care is available.
Youth in Transition is a fantastic stepping stone for any young adult with a disability who is ready and able to think about the future and make plans for it, all while having a great time.