What is the Youth Services Program?
Contact - Marla Michalak - Youth Advocate
educate youth with disabilities and their families about their educational rights,
- provide increased opportunities for youth with disabilities to develop independent living skills that promote and foster independence and self-advocacy,
- increase successful youth transitions from school to independent living,
help build partnerships between students, parents, educators, employers, and community organizations, and
- provide systems advocacy that increases educational, recreational, social, and employment opportunities for youth with disabilities.
Services of IVCIL’s Youth Services Program include:
- support groups,
- peer counseling,
- educational advocacy,
- workshops, trainings, and meetings,
- support for systems change,
- assistance with transition planning,
- inclusion into community recreation,
- skills training for independent living,
- disability awareness training,
- information, linkage, and referral,
- technical assistance for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and its amendments.
LINKS RELATED TO CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES IN EDUCATION