About the Transition Center

  • About:

    The center is located across the street for Hinsdale South High School by the Indian Prairie Library. Young adults at the Transition Center are a blend of students from the Hinsdale Central and Hinsdale South High School communities.

    The Adult Opportunities Program located in the Transition Center provides life and vocational skills instruction to young adults with disabilities between the ages of 18 and 22. The main focus of the Adult Opportunities Program is to promote opportunities for independence in employment, post-secondary education and training, independent living skills, and community experiences.

     

    Mission:

    To implement an innovative, adult-centered community program through a collaborative approach that prepares students for adulthood success while promoting opportunities for independence in the areas of: employment, post-secondary education and training, independent living skills, and community.

    The Transition Center staff work as a team to meet the needs of all our young adults. We focus on strengthening the following skills with all our young adults:

     

     

    Goals:

    • Increase independence in adult living situations
    • Improve self-determination skills
    • Improve social and communication skills
    • Increase leisure, recreation, and life skills
    • Experience work-based learning and volunteer work
    • Prepare for community living and participation