Inc.’s youth transition program, BEYOND, is a character-based approach for
youth with disabilities ages 14-22. It is designed to help students in the
transition from the secondary school environment to independence in the world
of work, post-secondary education, and adulthood.
flexible curriculum offers over 30 lessons which can be molded and
differentiated to the unique needs of youth with disabilities. What
are the goals of BEYOND?
is BEYOND taught?
will help youth with disabilities learn more about themselves as individuals
and also assist them in planning for a future full of achievements and
will increase the independence of youth with disabilities and help build
community connections and support networks.
will empower youth with disabilities to be self-advocates for their futures.
topics does BEYOND cover?
Youth Transition Specialist will travel to schools on a regular basis to meet
with students. BEYOND can be taught on a semester or year-long schedule. Meetings are designed to be 45 minutes long.
are interactive; involving energetic activities, discussions, and worksheets.
student receives his or her own portfolio to keep all BEYOND resources.
program is entirely grant funded and is absolutely no cost to the students or
- BEYOND includes lessons in three main categories
you would like to learn more about BEYOND and other youth opportunities at Independence,
Inc., please contact us at 701-839-4724.
awareness and history
values, strengths, weaknesses, job skills, passion & purpose, learning
styles, and personality type
to be a self-advocate
IEP's and accommodations
community resources and building support networks
information: applications, resumes, and interviews
and planning a career
Our services are free of charge!