Everyone is back to school, including our Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) staff. Disability Network Southwest Michigan offers a number of programs centered on providing valuable training and experience to youth and young adults with disabilities, whether they are transitioning to employment or continuing their education.
Moving from a familiar high school environment to a post-secondary or trade school can bring a new set of expectations and stresses. We work with students to help them learn how to ask for accommodations and establish routines that will make their school experience successful.
We also offer school-to-work training programs for young adults with disabilities in both group and individual settings within schools. The curriculum focuses on pre-employment transition services aimed at getting students ready to enter the working world; topics include career exploration, employment soft skills, self-advocacy and financial literacy & budgeting.