WDOMI’s Independent Living/School Transition Services are designed to serve “at risk” youth and young adults with developmental disabilities between the ages of 16-21 and their families. At present the students must be enrolled in two school districts: Greenburgh-North Castle and New Rochelle. The primary goal is to prepare the student for successful transition to postsecondary education/training or the world of work. This goal emphasizes learning soft skills. The desired program outcomes include:
- Maximizing the student’s abilities for self-advocacy and self-determination.
- Increasing readiness for placement in employment that is mainstream, competitive, and suited to the participant’s interests and abilities.
- Maximizing eligibility for benefits and services that support avoidance of institutionalization.
- Increasing housing options that are non-institutional, integrated, accessible and affordable.
The ultimate goal is that every student becomes successful to the best of his/her ability and a contributing member of the community.
Maria Samuels, MHA, M.ED – Deputy Director
Certified Benefits Analyst, Work Incentive Practitioner
914-968-4717 X112 email@example.com