Transition Aged Programs

Independent living skills for young adults with a cognitive disability

The transition from youth to adulthood is critical for every young person. This is particularly true for students and youth with disabilities. Alexander Jewish Family Service offers a program that focus on independent living skills for young adults ages 14-22 who have a cognitive disability. Ideally, during the transition years, the program helps youth acquire knowledge and learn skills they will need to maximize their independence and self-sufficiency in their communities. These skills include vocational, social and life skills. Explore opportunities below.

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Transitions All Year and Summer Program

Transition-age students with a cognitive disability will get hands on experience in pre-ETS pre-vocational and vocational skills and strengthen their life skills, social skills, and advocacy skills in a safe and friendly environment. Alexander JFS is contracted to provide Pre-ETS through Texas Workforce Commission.

Participants will be exposed to vocational skills including assembly, retail and culinary. Each week the participants will be treated to a fun outing such as movies, museums, zoo etc. Participants will also experience and partake in art and photography. Need-based scholarships are available.

Celebrating Healthy Relationships

This topic is ideal for individuals between the ages 14-22 who have a disability and are interested in learning about healthy relationships and how to navigate them.

Topics taught include communication, personal values, safety, consent and sexual health basics. if you are interested in learning more please contact

Celebrating Hospitality

In collaboration with the Omni Hotel, JFS offers a summer transitions vocational program in which participants train in areas such as customer service, housekeeping and food service while learning job search skills from coaches to secure hospitality employment.

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