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Transition: Education Resources

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  • College & Accommodations: Skills Tips

    Provides tips for youth preparing  for college and outlines how to obtain needed accommodations.  Provides information about available resources. (English) (Spanish)

  • Disability Scholarships

    Information about college scholarships available to students with disabilities.

  • DuPage County Transition Planning Committee

    The DuPage County Transition Planning Committee puts together a guide to help students and their families with the process of transitioning from the public school system to adult services by providing information about resources in DuPage County that are available after high school.

  • Education Milestones Skills List

    The  Education Milestones Skills List provides a checklist for youth to identify educational skills they have met as well as those areas where they may need additional focus. Some of these activities may not apply to everyone.  (English) (Spanish)

  • Elmhurst Learning and Success Academy (ELSA)

    This four-year program offers a full-time, post-secondary educational experience to young adults with developmental disabilities. Ages 18-28 high school graduates with disabilities can earn certificates in academics, independent living skills and social/recreational skills.

    190 Prospect Avenue
    Elmhurst, IL 60126-3296
    (630) 617-3752

  • Growth & Development: Skills Tips

    Infant Development: (English) (Spanish)

    Toddler Development: (English) (Spanish)

    Preschool Development: (English) (Spanish)

    Adolescent Development: (English) (Spanish)

  • Higher Education Information for Youth

    This document provides an extensive listing of web sites and web resources to assist youth and their families in preparing for transition to college.

  • Illinois Student Assistance Commission

    ISAC is committed to helping make college more accessible and affordable for Illinois families. In addition to grant and scholarship administration, ISAC’s prepaid tuition program, and the online resources it provides, ISAC’s college access and outreach initiatives provide direct assistance to students and families in navigating the college-going and financial aid process.

  • In Chef’s Hands

    Provides culinary educational experiences with renowned professional chefs for individuals with special needs who have a passion for food and cooking.

  • Northwest Special Recreation Association’s Online Activity Center

    The Northwest Special Recreation Association (NWSRA) launched the NWSRA Activity Center to ensure that families have access to free activities, games and other online resources that will enable participants to lead healthy, active lives. The center includes activities, resources, videos and games as well as a program guide for weekly Zoom programs.