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.