Preparing for post-secondary education or employment after high school can be daunting for any student nearing graduation, but students with disabilities can face more barriers as they enter adulthood. In 2014, federal vocational rehabilitation law added pre-employment transition services (or pre-ETS), which are designed to prepare students for post-secondary education and the workforce by supplementing existing programs in schools and providing guidance in five key areas: job exploration, work-based learning, workplace readiness, self-advocacy, and post-secondary counseling and enrollment assistance.
Jewish Family & Career Services has recently been approved to provide Pre-ETS services and created LAUNCH, a new program for students’ ages 14-21 with a diagnosed disability. LAUNCH will be provided in several JCPS schools in the 2019-2020 school year; we are working closely with administrators to tailor LAUNCH to fit each schools’ needs and complement the services already afforded to their students.
A six-part LAUNCH workshop will also be offered at Jewish Family & Career Services starting July 9th and offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3pm-5pm. Registration information can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/launchjuly2019.
If you’re ready to LAUNCH, Jewish Family & Career Services is here to help.
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