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Youth Transition Services

Independent Living Department

Educational Advocacy, Independent Living Skills, and Pre-Employment Training

AIM's Youth Transition Programs are some of the most visible in our agency.  We offer social and life skills programs for young people throughout the school year and during the summer. These programs aim to teach children, teens, and young adults the independent living, self-advocacy, and work-readiness skills they need to succeed in life.

Teens Taking Flight (TTF)

Teens Taking Flight (TTF) is a weekly social, vocational, and recreational program during the school year dedicated to serving teenagers and young adults with disabilities. This program provides safe, educational, and entertaining growth opportunities for teenagers and young adults with cross disabilities.

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Students Transitioning to Achieve Realistic Success (STARS)

STARS is a unique, six-week summer program that allows students with disabilities the opportunity to explore their communities through a wide range of activities including:

• Expanded vocational opportunities
• Volunteer work experience in the community
• Community integration
• Travel training
• Communication, social skills, and networking

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Pre-Employment Transition

Every youth and young adult MUST prepare for their future.  Abilities in Motion is dedicated to helping students with disabilities plan for the future they face after they leave the school system.  AIM offers Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) through the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR).  This program provides modules of programs in independent living skills, work readiness skills, and self-advocacy skills to youth who are customers of OVR or potentially-eligible customers ages 14 to 21 years old.

Educational Advocacy

Services to simplify the process: 

•Individualized Education Plan (IEP) development
•Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) development
•Transition Plan development
•Meeting facilitation and supports
•System navigation supports
•Promotion of educational and community supports
•Conflict resolution assistance
•Creative problem solving
•Community-based advocacy presentations

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AIM recognizes that some seasonal activities and parties can be overwhelming for children with sensory sensitivity. AIM's Sensory-Friendly Events are calm gatherings with treats and activities that are selected and designed to avoid the common triggers of sensory sensitivity. These free parties, for both kids with sensory sensitivities and their siblings, have no loud noises, bright or flashing lights, little to no ambient music, and other amenities to allow all kids to be included and have fun! The parties vary from season to season and are advertised on AIM's website and on social media.

Sensory-Friendly Events

Call for more information!


Abilities in Motion's Youth Transition Services team is committed to supporting children, teens, young adults, and their families through  transition to independent living.

Let's connect! We'd like to help you live

your BEST independent life. 

Jaclyn Nagle, Youth Transition Program Manager.

Jaclyn Nagle
Youth Transition Programs Manager

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