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Youth In Transition

Are you:

  • Looking for your first job?
  • Between your junior year in high school and age 24?
  • Wondering about education and training opportunities that might help you find a job?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you might be considered a youth (or young adult) in transition. You may already have heard about transition in high school, and you may already have a transition plan or transition goals as part of your IEP.

A transition from high school to adulthood involves preparing and planning. Working is part of this planning, as is learning about additional education, training or supports you might need to find or keep a job. Depending on the nature of your disability, there may be different services and funding sources available, each with its own eligibility requirements.

Starting early can help make sure you are prepared to transition from high school to work, or from high school to additional schooling or training, and that all the necessary services and supports are in place.

This section of the Employment for ME website is designed with you in mind. Here, you and your parents or guardians can find information about lots of important topics, including:

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