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.