Students with disabilities who are preparing to transition into young adulthood can participate in a number of services offered. Trained staff members work with individuals with disabilities, family members, and direct care professionals to help clients reach their personal goals. Students can participate in our Connections For Life (CFL) program, which is designed to enhance their quality of life through increased interaction and participation with social, education, recreational, and volunteer activities. Also available through the CFL program is one-to-one training for clients to learn daily life skills in their own home. To further acclimate themselves with adulthood, students and young adults can receive one-to-one services to work on specific skills, such as adopting new behavioral habits by receiving Behavior Support Services.
The Arc of Evansville helps families with complicated and often overwhelming issues of care, and making family life better has always been a motivation for the services we provide. To meet the needs of working families looking for quality care in the summer months for loved ones over the age of 12, the Teen LINK Summer Program began in 2016. The Teen LINK Summer Program is a community-based program that includes opportunities for teens to learn vocational skills through community volunteerism, social skills with participating in community activities, and daily living skills as they learn to access public services such as transportation, the post office, and library.