Youth Transition Services

Organization Name: Easter Seals-Goodwill Northern Rocky Mountain
Address: 9035 South 700 East
Sandy, UT 84070
Phone: 385-290-7685
Email: crystale@esgw.org
Eligibility: Youth and young adults with disabilities and social communication disorders. Salt Lake County and Utah County
Services Provided: Expanding Options program. Pre-employment transition services, a set of specific services designed to prepare individuals with disabilities, ages 14 to 21, for higher education, employment, and transition to their desired level of independence.

Peer Connections (Salt Lake City, Utah County) Peer Connections helps students ages 16-24 with significant social communication issues establish and enhance their relational skills, while exploring work and career activities. This program fills an existing service gap for these students by providing opportunities for regular social interactions with a peer of similar age during a structured community service activity.
Overview of Activities:
An in-depth application process will match teens by employment interests and personality.
Teens will be referred to the Vocational Rehabilitation (USOR) for eligibility – a program requirement.
Students will be assigned a host agency to conduct weekly volunteer service based on their interests and needs.
Students are required to perform a total of 3 hours of community service/job training a week for 9 weeks.
Our Peer Connections coordinator will be there each step of the way to provide appropriate feedback and coaching.
Provider Profiles: Crystal Emery, Program Director
Salt Lake City location--The Leonardo, 209 East 500 South

Peer Connections funding from Voc Rehab for pre-transition services for students who are potentially eligible for Voc Rehab, they have an IEP or have a medical or behavioral health recommendation. Students who are already “in plan” with VR are also eligible.
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 6/17/2019