Parents and Guardians
If you have a high school student with a disability on track to graduate in a few years, it is not too early to start the process to access adult services for your child. Most typical graduates are looking at some sort of employment training or community employment service, and maybe a residential service. Whatever the needs of your child are, now is the time to make contacts to have things in place. If you need to know the who, what and how, contact Daryn Richardson. He can get you started.
We offer several in-school services that may be of interest to you. For example, some of our parents first learned about our adult services from their sons or daughters who were fortunate to have been in a Job Club session with Daryn Richardson. If your school doesn’t make this free opportunity available to you, have someone contact us today. Other parents learned about Vodec’s services through their students’ participation in our other in-school programs, currently available through Council Bluffs Community Schools.
One of the programs is SEAC, which teaches students about conducting a job search, preparing for interviews and getting hired. Our Adult Transition Program, or ATP, is another option, where students learn valuable life skills and experience a variety of community integration activities. ATP prepares high school students for the challenges of adult life. It is open to graduation-bound students eligible for transition services. Students are taught skills in self-advocacy, financial literacy, healthy cooking, safety and more. If you believe your high school could benefit from a SEAC or ATP program, please contact us.