Transitioning from high school to adult life can be a complicated, stressful time for anyone. For those living with a disability, that time of life can present even more difficult challenges. The Youth Transition Services provided by our Information Assistance and Access staff help youth with identifying goals and navigating the decision making process. Planning early is key! Schools begin planning as early as 14 years old and the IAA staff can begin helping when the youth turns 17 and six months.
Youth transitioning into adult services can receive information and assistance with employment, continuing education, healthcare changes, residential options, transportation option, recreation and leisure activities and referrals to other needed services. Staff may screen youth for eligibility for several federally funded programs like IRIS, Family Care and Family Care Partnership. They also help families navigate and understand benefits like Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
Youth Transition Services are located at the Aging and Disability Resource Center, located in the Kenosha County Job Center
8600 Sheridan Road
Kenosha, WI 53143
Youth who are at least 17 and 1/2 years of age, living with a cognitive or physical disability are eligible for these services. For some long term care programs youth must be found eligible per the screening process, also done at the ADRC.
There is no cost for Youth Transition Services.
For more information contact the Information Assistance and Access staff at 262-605-6646