The Employment First Local Leaders Collaboration, an inter-agency effort designed to help high school graduates with developmental disabilities overcome barriers to employment, has organized the School-to-Adult Life Transition (S.A.L.T.) Series to help individuals and families navigate the transition from school to adult life.
S.A.L.T. is a free monthly series that offers guidance, resources and information to students ages 14-22 with developmental disabilities and their families. Sessions are geared to helping students AND parents/guardians help the individual make a successful transition from high school to the world of work. Separate sessions are held for students (SALT-TEENS) and another for parents/guardians at each meeting. Topics include:
Transition: Where Do I Start? Creating a Roadmap
Understanding Social Security Benefits and Work Incentives
Independent Living Skills
Next Steps: Where to Go from Here
Date, time and contact information for sessions can be found in the attached schedule.
Meetings are held in Montgomery, Greene and Warren counties in September and October of each year, and monthly from January through May. Locations include:
Montgomery County Miami Valley Regional Center Montgomery County ESC 4801 Springfield Street Dayton, OH 45431 Contact: Andrea Harker, 937-247-2450
Greene County Greene County Board of Developmental Disabilities Services The Atrium 121 Fairgrounds Road Xenia, OH 45385 Contact: Kathy Kleiser, 937-562-6529
Warren County Warren C. Young Center Auditorium 801 Drake Road Lebanon, OH 45036 Contact: Brittany Conner, 513-228-6469