If you’re a high school student with a disability, or the parent or guardian of one, and you’re ready to start thinking about life after high school, connect with a VocRehab transition counselor. Our transition counselors can help you think about possible careers and further training after high school. Transition counseling services can include:
- Job exploration counseling
- Work-based learning experiences, which may include in-school, after school or community-based opportunities
- Counseling on opportunities for enrollment in comprehensive transition of postsecondary educational programs at institutions of higher education
- Workplace readiness training to develop social skills and independent living
- Instruction in self-advocacy, including peer mentoring
When you meet with your transition counselor, you can expect to begin by talking about YOU, your interests and what you need to be successful in the future. They will also explain more about the services offered by VocRehab and how the application process works. You can arrange to meet at your high school or local VocRehab office, whichever is most convenient for you.
There are specialized services available for students who are blind, have a significant visual impairment or who are deaf or hard of hearing. Your transition counselor can assist with connecting you to these services.
High school students are eligible for VocRehab services if they are:
- Receiving special education services in the school (IEP); or
- Receiving accommodations in school under the Federal 504 provision (or eligible to receive this provision)
Ready to get started? Find a transition counselor by high school.