The goal of the STELLAR (Supporting Transition to Engaged Lives by Linking Agency Resources) project is to assist transition-age youth (14-26) with disabilities, their parents, family members, guardians and advocates; or other authorized representatives of the individual to effectively engage in vocational, independent living, and rehabilitative services.
What is an RTN?
An RTN is a Regional Transition Network. Each RTN is made up of community stakeholders in the areas of employment, independent living, and education. The purpose of an RTN is to develop a local and sustainable group focused on employment and independent living for youth with disabilities.
Who is on an RTN?
MPACT Transition Mentors, Individuals with disabilities, VR Counselor from area/regional offices, CIL staff member from area/regional office, Individuals with disabilities are some of the involved community stakeholders. Other appropriate community members to include might be business community members and school district and regional community agency representatives.
What will RTNs do?
RTNs identify current effective practices and community resources and services for transitioning youth, i
dentify barriers and gaps in services related to employment for people with disabilities, and c
reate action plans for addressing the barriers and gaps. RTNs also w
ork toward alleviating barriers and gaps in services through information, resources, and training. RTNs d
isseminate information about employment options and best practices in the region to families, youth with disabilities, and agencies.
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