Transitioning Services

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act created a fifth core service for Centers of Independent Living, a “transition” component. Transitioning Services assists persons who wish to transfer from institutionalized settings into inclusive communities, and youth transitioning from school to work.


It includes the following:

  • Facilitate the transition of individuals with significant disabilities from nursing homes and other institutions to home and community-based residences, with the requisite support and services.

  • Provides assistance to individuals with significant disabilities who are at risk of entering institutions so that the individuals remain in the community.

  • As well as facilitate the transition of youth who are individuals with significant disabilities who are eligible for individualized education programs under Section 614(d) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 U.S.C 14149d), and who have completed their secondary education or otherwise left school, to post secondary life.

Youth Transition

  • Job Preparedness

  • Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and responsibilities

  • Independent Living Skills Training

  • Provide advocacy for civil rights protection

Adult Transition

  • Determine what kind of residential options are needed and available

  • Assist with the housing search

  • Assist in finding sources for medical supplies and adaptive equipment

  • Advocate for needed resources when obstacles arise

  • Assist with home and vehicle modifications

  • Provide or arrange for peer support

  • Provide advocacy for civil rights protection

If you are interested in our transitioning services, please contact Meredith Pride at (304) 965-0376 or