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Attention Students: Ready, Set, Work

Options for Students with Disabilities

Provide Real Opportunities to Maximize Options for Transition and Employment Youth (or PROMOTE Youth) will provide Employment Transition Services (ETS) to students with disabilities in secondary, post-secondary, non-traditional or alternative education programs (between the ages of 14 and 21) who need such services and are potentially, BUT NOT YET, eligible for Vocational Rehabilitation services.

PROMOTE Youth utilizes a collaboration of community-based organizations to deliver high-quality, personalized Employment Transition Services in Western New York. Each of these organizations brings a wealth of experience, as well as unique expertise, to help people explore the next steps in their vocational training.

Audience—students with disabilities who meet the base criteria:

  • Ages 14-21
  • Enrolled in an educational program, such as secondary school, home-school, alternate school, 2-year college, 4-year college, vocational or technical school, HSE preparation, adult literacy, or other recognized education program such as offered through the juvenile justice system
  • Not currently working with ACCES-VR
  • Are eligible for a Section 504 plan of the Rehabilitation Act and Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Are receiving special education services under an Individualized Education Program (IEP)

Services Include (Location to provide services is flexible, please call for details):

  • Job Exploration
  • Counseling on Post-Secondary Education
  • Work-Based Learning
  • Work Place Readiness
  • Instruction on Self-Advocacy

If you already have an existing relationship with one of the agencies listed here, please reach out to them for information. If not, call 716.817.5750 for further details on PROMOTE Youth.

This project is funded in full by the Office of Adult Career and Continuing Education Services – Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR) with authority of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Title IV.

Western New York 1219 North Forest Road | P.O. Box 9033 | Williamsville, New York 14231 | Phone: 716.817.7400 | Toll Free NY 1.888.7PEOPLE | Fax: 716.634.3889

Rochester 1860 Buffalo Road | Rochester, NY 14624 | Phone 585.441.9300 | Fax 585.441.9398

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