Transforming Employment and Post-Secondary Education Services to Transition Age Youth in Monroe County

Category: Formal/Informal Community Supports

  • Investment Partner: Human Support Services
  • Investment Location: Southern Illinois

​This project serves Clark, Clay, Coles, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar, Effingham, Jasper, Moultrie, Richland, and Shelby counties. Community employment opportunities will be provided to transition-age people. Self-Determination Training will be provided for transition-age people and PATHWAYS planning for the person-centered planning process.  Trainings will be provided to families on guardianship, special needs trusts, ABLE accounts, and Social Security disability benefits.  Trainers will also provide personal care planning facilitator trainings to self-advocates, family members, and professionals. CTS uses Planning Alternative Tomorrows with Hope (PATH) curriculum with students and families.  Self-advocates will receive additional training and will be instrumental in being paid mentors in this project and demonstrating the strength of self-advocacy.


Anne King

Mariel R. Hamer