Youth Empowerment Services Resources

Youth Empowerment Services Transition Checklist

This list will assist parents/guardians in the planning process for there child’s future, and will help ensure a smoother transition into adulthood.

Youth Empowerment Services Brochure

This brochure will give you general information about the services that are offered to youth.

Trip to College Alerts

This is a free service that is offered by Indiana Youth Institute. You will receive up to four texts per month to help prepare youth for college.

IN*Source

This is a resource for parents and service providers. This organization provides information and training necessary to assure effective educational programs and appropriate services for children and young adults with disabilities.

Yellow Pages For Kids

This resource lists parent organizations and many other resources for children with special needs by state.

The WILL Centers Youth Empowerment Services Program provides young people with the community based experiences, skills, and access to services needed to promote their inclusion in community life and successful transition to adult life. Ways to help our young people become self-reliant, contributing members include:

Educational Advocacy: Assists young people with significant disabilities and their parents/guardians in the development of Individualized Education Plans (IEP) and Individualized Transition Plans (ITP). These plans help children with disabilities be successful in school.

High School to College Transition: Assist students with making a seamless transition from High School to College. Helping make sure the student gets in contact with the appropriate resources in Financial Aid, Disability Services, Enrollment, and much more.

Independent Living Skills Training: This itinerant program provides daily living skills instruction to consumers, including home and personal management, as well as communication skills training.

Advocacy: Individual advocacy services assist people with disabilities to obtain the services that they need and teaches personal advocacy skills. The WILL Center also works at local, state, and national levels to ensure that needed supports are available and that discriminatory practices and barriers to independent living are removed.

Peer Support: This program is designed to promote personal independence for people by providing one-on-one peer support or referral to a support group. A peer who is successfully dealing with a disability is able to provide practical, real life solutions to everyday problems encountered as a result of a disability.

Information and Referral: Information & Referral services are provided by all staff members. We want to ensure that information relating to rights, options, issues, and resources is available to any individual, organization, or business who wants to know.

For more information contact Jared Price at 812-298-9455 Ext 213 or jared@thewillcenter.org.

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