High School Transition Program

The High School Transition Program provides a variety of services to assist students in planning for a smooth transition from high school to adulthood.

Marcfirst High School Transition Program

High School Transition Program Services Include:

  • I.E.P: Marcfirst staff will attend student's I.E.P. meetings to provide information about Marcfirst services. Staff will also provide information about he student's goals, skills and interests based on the student's participation in Marcfirst programs. Staff is available to meet with families prior to the meeting to discuss the student's I.E.P. Transition Plan.
  • Tours of Adult Programs: Marcfirst has several adult services available to students after they exit high school. Touring will help students become familiar with their options post high school.
  • Consultation: Marcfirst staff is available to meet with parents and students to discuss topics relevant to transition planning such as the experience the student needs to gain prior to graduation to obtain post-secondary goals, what the student does or does not want in their I.E.P., and available benefits.
  • Assistance with Forms: Marcfirst staff is available to help students and families identify and locate information for I.E.P.s, apply for government benefits, access community resources, and assistance with applying Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid.

Transition Club

Transition club focuses on a variety of topics, all intended to empower students to make informed choices. Focus areas include:
  • Self Advocacy
  • Community Involvement
  • Physical Health
  • Emotional Health
  • Life Skills

Spring Training on Adult Resources (STAR)

The Spring Training on Adult Resources (STAR) program is held during the week of McLean County schools' spring break. The program provides high school students ages 16 to 22 with the knowledge and skills needed to pursue their post-high school goals. Students receive hands-on training to learn about recreation, public transportation, residential, and employment opportunities in our community. The program is funded by a grant from the McLean County Board 377 and United Way.

School to Work Summer Program

The School to Work Summer Program is comprised of a one week session (MWF), held from June 12 to June 16 and a five week session (MWF), held from June 26 to July 28. The program is for high school students ages 16 to 22 with developmental disabilities who are interested in expanding their vocational and adaptive living skills. Students will have an opportunity to learn about transportation options, expand their social skills, tour local businesses, participate in community job shadowing experiences, and many other activities. The program is funded by a grant from the Mclean County Board 377 and United Way.