Transition for Teens

Visually impaired teen does laundry in a laundromat

Summer Transition for Teens

Summer Transition includes five-weeks of training in daily living skills, a work experience, and recreational activities Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This program, implemented in 2002, for blind and visually impaired teens, prepares them for the responsibilities of adulthood by focusing on job readiness, social interaction, and independent living skills. An integral part of this program involves hands-on work experiences at local businesses.

School-Year Transition Program

The Transition Program is designed to assist blind and visually impaired youth to be ready to work, go to college, or attend a technical school upon completion of high school.

Programs focus on vocational rehabilitation services that include the following:

Adjustment to Blindness Counseling (Individual or Family), Information and Referral of Complementary/Collateral Services, Communication Skill Training, Personal Management Training, Home Management Training, Adaptive Aids and Device Training, Management of Secondary Disability, Self Advocacy Training, Assistive Technology Training, Rehabilitation Engineering Services, Optical Devices Training, Non-Optical Devices (lighting, contrast, etc.) Training, Peer or Facilitated Support Group, Community Integration, Work Adjustment/Experience Services, Personal and Social Adjustment Services, Vocational Evaluation, Job Coaching, and Job Placement.

Other services include:

Intake, Assessment of Need-Orientation and Mobility (O & M), Orientation and Mobility-Travel Training, Assessment of Need-ADL, Pre and Post, Assessment of Need-Assistive Technology, Recreation and Leisure Activities and On-going Support Services.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Must be in high school and 14 to 22 years of age.
  2. Must have an IEP or Service Plan completed by TVI.
  3. Must not be a danger to self or others.

Days of Operation

Programs are provided one night each week after school in Hillsborough County and one Saturday per month in Polk County during the school year.

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