Resources

Guides to Post-Secondary Transition Planning

Building Bridges to the Future Manual: Assisting families and professionals in transitioning students with developmental disabilities to the world of adult services. 

Choices Post Secondary Booklet: CHOICES is a regional post-secondary planning resource for students with disabilities who are college bound.

OPTIONS Fair Booklet: Options is a transition fair for high school students and their families. The goal of Options is to connect students and their families with resources that are essential for their future. 

Organizations and Agencies

American's with Disabilities Act (ADA): Information and other support based on the American's with Disabilities Act.

Career One Stop: Your Source for Career Exploration, Training & Jobs: As part of the United States Department of Labor, Career One Stop can help you find the path to the career of your choice.

Center for Parent Information and Resources: Information and resources for parents with children with disabilities. 

Department of Rehabilitation Services (DRS): As part of the Department of Human Services, the vocational services provided by DRS can help persons with disabilities find and retain employment.

Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services: Information on healthcare support services for people with developmental disabilities. 

Job Center of Lake County: Information about job postings, local career/job fairs, and a calendar of other job related events around Lake County.  

Lake County: Behavioral Health Services: Lake County provides behavioral, mental health, and addiction services. 

Office of the Secretary of State: The Secretary of State offers information and access to services provided by the State of Illinois for people with disabilities. 

PACE Transportation: Information on Paratransit, fixed bus routes, and Call-n-Ride services. 

Prioritization of Urgency of Need for Services (PUNS): PUNS is a database of persons with disabilities and helps prepare for immediate needs. 

Selective Service System: Registration for Selective Service. 

Social Security Administration: Information, forms, and other tools to prepare and apply for benefits.