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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.

April 2024 workshop at the CTEVI Conference

Wayfinder’s Summer Transition Program

  • Leadership development
  • Career exploration and college and financial aid information
  • College tours, including meetings with access counselors
  • Informational interviews with successful professionals who are blind or visually impaired
  • Real-world work experience through internships or job shadowing
  • Assistive technology training for proficiency navigating the Internet, using email and completing assignments
  • Braille and low-vision literacy support
  • Instruction on route planning and safe travel
  • Boost independent living skills
  • Increase self-advocacy skills
  • Strengthen social skills
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.