Life After High School
The transition from high school is an exciting (and possibly overwhelming) time for everyone – for students and their families. You are becoming an adult, and you may have many questions…
What do you want to do…
- Go to college?
- Get a job?
- Move into your own place?
- What are my options?
- What is out there?
As a young person with disabilities, you have opportunities! Our services prepare you for the world of education and/or work. Mainstay can assist you to make these important life decisions. We help you answer these difficult questions. Mainstay will support you to create a successful pathway to achieve YOUR goals.
Whatever your life choices are, you can start now in volunteer opportunities, internships and summer employment. Mainstay can help prepare you for life after high school, contact us for more information.
School to Work Transition
Mainstay partners with local area high schools and the King County School to Work program.
Pre-Employment Transition Services
The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation is expanding work readiness and employment services to high-school aged youth with disabilities. Effective January 2018, Mainstay at Seattle Central College is one of three colleges in Washington State launching this pilot project. Services are for high school students (grades 9-12) with IEPs or 504 plans, whether or not they have applied or been found eligible for DVR Services.
“Pre-ETS” has five specific focus areas:
- Job exploration
- Work-based learning experiences
- Enrollment opportunities for post-secondary education
- Workplace readiness training to develop social skills and independent living
- Instruction in self-advocacy (which may include peer mentoring)
SAILS at Seattle Central
SAILS (Supported Academics and Independent Life Skills) is a post-secondary, academic program for Seattle Central students with Autism and related disabilities. SAILS provides customized, academic support for student success in college.
If college is interesting to you, please check out SAILS.