Transition services aim to prepare each student for adult life based on their goals, interests, and abilities. Marcfirst provides information, assistance, and educational support to students and their families as they prepare to transition into adulthood.

Family Consultations

Our staff is available to meet individually with students and their families upon request to discuss transition planning. We focus on topics such as pre-graduation experiences, post-graduation preferences, and government benefits.

Linkage to government services and programs

We are here to help you identify and locate the information you need, such as applying for government benefits or community resources.

PUNS (Prioritization for Urgency of Need for Services) - a waiting list of individuals in the state of Illinois with disabilities who may need funding for adult services
SSI (Supplemental Security Income) - a set amount of money individuals with disabilities can receive from the government each month based on current circumstances
Medicaid - government-funded health insurance
Guardianship/Power of Attorney - legally appointed adult who may help with medical, financial, and/or other major decisions

Tours of Adult Services

Marcfirst has several programs available to young adults after they exit the public school system. Touring these services helps students and their families become more familiar with their future options.

Developmental Training
Supported Employment
Community Integrated Living Arrangements

IEP meeting attendance

Marcfirst’s participation in Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings is a good way for the student and their family to learn more about the programs and services available at Marcfirst. It also allows us to learn more about what supports are available. If you are interested in having Marcfirst present at your IEP meeting, please contact Kayleigh at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..