Transition of School-Age Youth in Post-Secondary Life (1.5 Hours)

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About the training

The IL-NET National Training & Technical Assistance (T&TA) Center operated by ILRU in collaboration with NCIL, APRIL, and the University of Montana Rural Institute and RTC: Rural, supports CILs and SILCs in building capacity to run strong, effective organizations. The training highlighted varied approaches and strategies surrounding transition of school-aged youth with disabilities. They included the different tactics and programs that CILs across the country use when helping youth with disabilities to transition from school to post-secondary life.

Target Audience

Executive directors, program managers, and staff members of centers for independent living


  • Steve Michelson – Youth Services Manager at Northeast Independent Living Program 
  • Brian Johnson – Chief Program Officer at the Center for Independent Living of Broward
  • Ash Alunan (they/them) – Youth Programs Coordinator at the Center for Independent Living, Inc.
  • Kerry McKee (she/her) – Youth Outreach Coordinator at the Center for Independent Living, Inc. 

What you will learn

  • Understand different options and ideas for programs regarding transitions of school-aged youth.
  • Understand how your CIL can reach out to underserved or minority youth transitioning out of school.
  • Identify strategies to partner with schools and families and additional disability and/or youth advocacy organizations on school-aged transitions opportunities.

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