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Transition Services

Teens and young adults who are blind or visually impaired explore career options and successfully transition to independent living, college or the workforce in Wayfinder’s transition services program.

Wayfinder offered an in-person summer session for youth who are blind or visually impaired from June 19th to July 30th. Download the flyer .

Dates: Sunday, June 19th through Saturday, July 30th
Location: California State University, Los Angeles
Ages: 16 through 25 years of age

  • The Workforce Readiness and Academic Preparation program (WRAP) is a new and innovative six-week program held in-person at the Cal State LA campus in partnership with their College of Education.
  • Wayfinder will house participants who are ages 16-25 years old in the South Village Residential Dormitory tower at Cal State LA.
  • The Wayfinder WRAP program will be using a 6-week structure to guide participants through completing the practical steps required to find and apply for jobs that match their skillsets and interests, and be able to practice independence skills on a college campus.
  • Wayfinder’s WRAP program will have an entire floor of housing dedicated to our program, complete with our own restroom/shower facilities and classrooms.
  • Participants will be assigned appropriate roommates according to chronological age, gender, and developmental/intellectual maturity.
A young man sits at a desk with his employer

Visually impaired since birth due to optic nerve hypoplasia (underdeveloped optic nerves), Javi wondered if he would be able to succeed in college, get a job and live on his own. Everything changed when he attended a weekend workshop presented by our youth transition services for the visually impaired.