Seguin is committed to integrate, enrich, and empower people with disabilities and other special needs, so they can be productive, valued members of society.
Building Bridges to the Future
Six nonprofit agencies have combined their expertise in serving adults with develomental disabilities to form a unique partnership. Seguin Services, Park Lawn Association, Clearbrook, Helping Hand Center, Elim Christian Services and PACTT Learning Center have initiated the Building Bridges to the Future initiative to serve the needs of special education students and their families, as they face the challenges of transitioning successfully from high school to adult services. Through this collaboration, students with developmental disabilities and their families learn what services are available for them as they try to navigate through this difficult period in their lives. Our Building Bridges Transition Outreach Specialist will:
Serve as the primary liaison for the program
Attend Individual Education Plan meetings as part of each student's interdisciplinary team
Work with Special Education department staff to ensure that transition is part of the IEP
Provide in-service training and coaching sessions for parents, guardians, and students
Advocate for and assist in establishing eligibility for community services for students
In addition to providing assistance through our Transition Outreach Specialists, the Building Bridges project now offers, on a limited basis, adult transition experiences to students during spring, summer and holiday breaks. These experiences include vocational training, job trials, basic training in skills of daily living, and various therapeutic activities designed to prepare individuals for their transition to adult services. If you would like further information about the Building Bridges to the Future project, please contact Isaul Castillo, Bilingual Transitional Outreach Specialist, at 708-222-4866 or email Isaul at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Building Bridges to the Future Manual
Seguin Receives Donations and Grants to Benefit Building Bridges Program
Seguin Services received a Matching Challenge Grant of $10,000 from an anonymous Foundation and a $3000 Grant from Oak Park River Forest Community Foundation to benefit our Building Bridges to the Future Program. These dollars will enable us to continue this worthy program helping young adults with developmental disabilities and their families make the transition from high school to adult life.