SALT (School-to-Adult Life Transition) Series

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
  • Saving Money
  • Understanding Waivers
  • Understanding Providers
  • Housing Options
  • Understanding Social Security Benefits and Work Incentives
  • Independent Living Skills
  • Guardianship
  • Next Steps:  Where to Go from Here

Date, time and contact information for sessions can be found in the attached schedule.

S.A.L.T. and S.A.L.T. TEENS Series Live Resource Binder.

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, 937-457-2851

Greene County
Greene County Board of Developmental Disabilities Services
245 North Valley Road
Xenia, OH 45385
Contact:  Kathy Kleiser, 937-361-6444

Warren County
Warren C. Young Center
801 Drake Road
Lebanon, OH 45036
Contact:  Brittany Conner, 513-228-6469