Pre-Employment Transition Services

The transition from youth to adulthood can be challenging, especially when you add in having a disability. Many questions come up that you may need help with.

Our Independent Living Consultants can provide a variety of services that can help youth with disabilities transition to their next step in life. These services include:

1. Independent Living Skills Training
2. Information and Referral Services
3. Advocacy
4. Peer Support
5. Transition

Our Youth Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-Ets) Program offers five different curriculums that can help in many ways.


We use a self-advocacy curriculum that was created by individuals with disabilities that explains how to stand up for their rights in a way that is assertive and respectful.

Topics include:

  • Disability history Legislation
  • Self-Awareness & Self-Esteem
  • Communication Skills
  • The Power of Words
  • Self-determination & the I.E.P.
  • Advocacy types

  This service can be provided one-on-one or as a group, and the service can be provided virtually or in-person.

Career Exploration

In response to the pandemic and a need for virtual learning, we teach a web-based program used to help students navigate the following transition activities:

  • Career planning
  • Job exploration
  • Info about work experiences
  • Transition activities beyond high school
  • Self-advocacy in broad terms

This service can be provided one-on-one or as a group, and the service can be provided virtually or in-person.

Skills for Employment

In order to prepare students in transition for the work-force we offer a curriculum that teaches soft skills for employment.

Students will learn to master the following skills:

  • Communication
  • Enthusiasm & Attitude
  • Teamwork
  • Networking & Professionalism
  • Problem Solving /Critical Thinking

   This can be instructed in person or virtually and is best in a group setting, but can be taught individually.

Financial Literacy

We have a course that teaches students in transition about their income and spending habits in order to prepare for long-term success in financial management.

Topics include:

  • Creating a budget
  • Saving money
  • Credit and Loans
  • Borrowing money
  • Financial institutions explained

   Students who elect this course as part of their transition will gain the tools necessary to be financially independent. This service can be provided one-on-one or as a group. This service can be provided virtually or in-person.

Relationships and Healthy Boundaries

MILC uses a curriculum that includes five modules that explain how each of our relationships can be defined in a very particular way.  A sixth module can be added with parent permission and student willingness to participate.

This class is only available to groups of students 14-21 years old with a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 10 participants.

Types of relationships discussed:

  • Self
  • Family, Close Friends, Significant Others
  • Friends
  • People we see very often
  • Acquaintances
  • Romance & Consent (Optional)

Youth Transition Services

For more information about any of these topics, and how Midstate Independent Living Choices can benefit you, your youth in transition, or your consumers in transition – Please contact our Independent Living Consultants today to sign up or for more information.