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.
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.