Youth in Transition – Virtual

Program Dates: July 6 to July 17, 2020

Time: 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. (Eastern Time); Monday through Friday

Virtual Youth in Transition is a 10-day remote course that provides students ages 14 to 21 with skills that advance their independent living skills. Small group classes will provide for individualized instruction. Students will be guided in exploration of skills by Carroll Center instructors from a range of disciplines.

 

Skills May Include:

  • Preparing simple meals and snacks; kitchen utensils and cooking supplies will be sent to students ahead of time to practice skills taught.
  • Organize your environment through audio and tactile methods.
  • How to manage money and budget.
  • Doing your own laundry and cleaning your home/school/work environment.
  • Common apps for independence.
  • Shopping in-person and remotely.
  • Managing your own health, staying healthy, engaging in exercise and recreation.
  • Orientation and mobility, including; mental mapping, GPS, and sensory awareness.
  • Computer skills for daily living needs.
  • Interpersonal communication and problem-solving skills with family, peers and the general public.
  • Self-advocacy.
  • Developing and maintaining peer relationships.

Class will be held through Zoom. Instruction will be lecture, conversation and demonstration. Sessions may include guest speakers of visually impaired mentors who will share their success for independence. Attendees will be provided with opportunities for social engagement in order to develop longer lasting connections with one another.

Requirements:

Students ages 14 through 21 attending middle/high school. Technology for use of the Zoom platform including a WiFi connection, camera and microphone (latter two can be built-in to device). Participation in a Zoom pre-session to ensure ability to participate fully in the program.

If you are interested in attending Youth in Transition, our admissions team is ready to answer any questions you may have. Please contact us at (617) 969-6200, extension 216, toll free at (800) 852-3131 or by email at kathy.felt@carroll.org.

Out-of-state individuals who are registered with their local state blindness agency should make an inquiry to their case manager.

Learn about all of our 2020 Youth Summer Programs here.