Youth Services

The Independent Living Center is pleased to provide a variety of supportive services to children and youth with disabilities.  Services include:

 

  • Peer Support: TILC provides one-one-one peer support along with support groups for parents and children to meet individual needs.
  • Educational Advocacy: Educational assistance programs, IDEA regulations, Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and Section 504 regulations
  • Independent Living Skills Training: TILC offers one-one-one independent living skills training to assist children with various transitions in life, including the transition of living independently after high school or college.
  • Youth with Disabilities Mentoring Services: TILC partners with area agencies to provide opportunities for youth with disabilities to participate in a mentoring program for work and college.
  • School Disability Awareness Program: TILC's staff provides various classroom programs upon request to help kids learn about disabilities in a fun and educational way.
  • In-Home Care Program: TILC's In-Home Services program provides attendants for children and youth with disabilities to assist in activities of daily living. This program is approved through the Bureau of Special Healthcare needs. Services include: attendant care, approved nurse visits, advanced personal care and respite care.
  • Youth Social Events and Peer Support Groups: TILC provides social activities and peer support for youth with disabilities, including outdoor activities, movie nights and other events. 
  • Camp Ability: TILC provides a summer day camp for youth with disabilities age 7-21.
  • PETS Summer Program: TILC works with Vocational Rehabilitation to provide a Pre-Employment Transition Services Program to youth with disabilities, aged 14-21, with 11 sessions.
  • Work Readiness Youth Internship Program: TILC partners with area schools and vocational programs to provide opportunities for youth with disabilities to get employment experience working in our office.
  • Autism/Asperger's Spectrum Group:  Meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month, from 4:30-6 p.m., at TILC. (Unless stated.)  Please contact Phyllis Craig for more information.
  • Yearly Transition Fair: Held in the Fall, TILC is a sponsored host of the Transition Fair.  The fair gives students the ability to gain community resources and information about what is in the community after they graduate.
  • Mentoring: TILC partners with Bright Futures and Big Brothers & Big Sisters mentoring programs, helping youth to seek their full potential.
  • Pre-Employment Transition Pro: An 11 week program designed for youth, ages 16-21, who are currently in high school, to enhance transition skill development.

 

For more information about our youth services, contact our Youth Services Coordinator, Phyllis Craig.  To make a referral to the program, download and complete the following Youth Services Referral Form.