Transition Resources & Services

Transition planning, geared toward individuals between ages 16-22, often includes developing a strategy for secure employment. The resources below aim to connect you with the employment service organizations, vocational development organizations, and training programs that can help ensure you’re ready for the workplace. Whether you excel in attention to detail, visual skills, observational skills, long-term memory, creativity, integrity, in-depth knowledge, innovation, and/or other areas, your valuable strengths can benefit many communities and organizations!

Transition Resources

VCU Rehabilitation Research and Training Center
VCU Center on Transition Innovations

Pre-ETS and VR Transition Services

The Autism Society of America and the Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) at the University of Massachusetts Boston have created this helpful toolkit for employment professionals, Autistic individuals, and families:

Creating a Path: How to Support Families and Young Adults with Autism to Prepare for Competitive Integrated Employment.

Department of Rehabilitative Services (DARS) 
VCU Rehabilitation Research and Training Center

Employment Services and Resources

Department of Rehabilitative Services
VCU Center for Autism Excellence Lunch and Learn Workplace Readiness Toolkit Seminar

Employment Service Organizations

Career Advantage Program
Career Support Services
Chesterfield Employment Services
Hanover Community Services Board
Henrico County Mental Health & Developmental Services
Supported Employment of VA
The Choice Group 
VCU Research, Rehabilitation, and Training Center (RRTC) on Workplace Supports and Job Retention
Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center 

Vocational Development Organizations

Faison Center Employment Academy
The Next Move Program
Northstar Career Academy
Skills Development Center

Vocational Training

Faison Employment Academy
Goodwill of Central and Coastal Virginia Vocational Services 

Northstar Career Center

Positive Vibe Foundation and Training
Skills Development Center
Soar 365 (Workforce Development)
The Next Move Program
Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center

Visit the Day Support page and the Post-Secondary Education page to explore more options. 

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