Youth & Transition

Easterseals Youth and Young Adult Transition Services: Nurturing Independence, Building Futures

Welcome to Easterseals, where we are dedicated to guiding youth and young adults through the exciting journey of transitioning into independent living, the workforce, or post-secondary education. Our individualized, community-based programs and in-school supports are tailored to empower each student, fostering the skills they need to thrive in the next chapter of their lives.

Why Choose Easterseals Transition Services?

Supporting Your Path to Independence:

Our comprehensive transition programs focus on adult daily living and social skills, as well as health and wellness. We understand the unique challenges of this transition period and are committed to providing the necessary tools for success.

Expert-Led Programs:

Led by Easterseals staff, coordinators, mentors, and specialists, our transition programs are guided by experts dedicated to helping youth and young adults navigate this potentially challenging and confusing time. We create a nurturing, compassionate environment where each student is set up for success.

Our Services:

  • Advocacy for Future Success: We advocate for youth and families, assisting them in preparing for the future by providing guidance and support.

  • Building a Supportive Network: Support groups, networking opportunities, and social events are facilitated to create a supportive community for our students.

  • Access to Community Resources: We provide referrals to essential community resources, ensuring our students have access to the support they need.

  • Comprehensive Life Skills Training: Our services include support and education for job applications, college or university preparations, handling personal finances, maintaining healthy relationships, finding a home, securing transportation, and other essential living needs.

  • Mentorship Programs: Tailored mentorship programs aim to improve community involvement, relationship building, self-esteem, confidence, and mental health.

  • Empowering Recreational Activities: We offer recreational activities designed to foster friendships and instill a sense of empowerment among our youth.

Contact Us to Begin the Journey:

For more information about our transition services for youth and young adults, please contact Mark Lawson, Director of Transition Services, at 386-267-4116 or email:

Easterseals - Nurturing Independence, Building Futures.

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