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 is now offering TeleTransition Virtual Trainings  from now until June 30th for students who would benefit from specific pre-employment training objectives to help them get ready for the life and career they are looking for, especially given the complex and rapidly changing pace of today’s workforce needs. (See below for more information).

Wayfinder’s LIFE Institute  is ideal for youth who would benefit from foundational skills or advanced training in areas that lead to independent living and employment.  The current program will run from July 6-31. (See below for more information).

Wayfinder’s LIFE Institute offers instruction for teens and young adults who are blind or visually impaired. The program is idea for youth who would benefit from foundational skills or advanced training in areas that lead to independent living and employment.  The current program will run from July 6-31.

Over the course of four weeks, students learn remotely about  career Exploration, independent living skills, assistive technology, and workplace communication. Each topic is six hours of instruction per week. Students can attend a single training topic, all training topics, or a combination of training topics based on their needs.

All training topics have specific learning objectives and deliverables, and are offered via phone and video conferencing based on each client’s ability to use technology.

The four-week program offers trainings in the following topics, combining two group trainings per week (2-hours each) with individualized follow-up sessions 1:1 to provide individualized attention and ensure the student meets their specific learning objectives.

  • Foundations of Career Exploration
  • Independent Living Skills (ILS): Workplace Readiness Training
  • Assistive Technology (AT): Workplace Readiness Training
  • Workplace Communication Skills & Etiquette

When: LIFE Institute program runs July 6-July 31

Who: For students ages 16-21 years old (up to 22nd birthday)

How: Students may be authorized for a single training topic, all topics, or a combination of training topics based on their needs.Those wishing to attend must first contact their Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) Counselor to discuss authorization of services.

More information

For LIFE Institute Enrollment:

Diana Cortez: dcortez@wayfinderfamily.org
Southern California Program Manager
323-383-2609

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.

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