The transition for any teenager into adulthood has its challenges. Discovering who we are and how to engage with our communities in meaningful ways are just some of the paths we take during this transition period. Trillium has partnered to create programs tailored to young adults to help make those pathways a little easier.
Transition programs offered within Trillium’s provider network provide a solid foundation to foster independence, learn essential life skills, and make social connections that are crucial for success in life. Members ages 16 to 26 work with staff to develop communication skills, learn to manage their time and money, and begin career and post-high school vocational exploration. This can even include work-based learning experiences in real-world job settings to prepare for future competitive employment opportunities.
Adult Wellness and Recreation (Ahoskie, Elizabeth City, Morehead City, New Bern and Wilmington)
For adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (/DD) of various ages. Participants focus on wellness, exercise, recreation, budget development, increasing social and independent living skills, volunteerism, fundraising, and public speaking. Visit the EMPOWER Adult Wellness and Recreation webpage for more information.
Transition to Employment (Ahoskie, New Bern, Morehead City and Jacksonville )
The Transition to Employment program prepares participants ages 16 to 26 with I/DD for employment. Participants focus on areas such as instruction and self-advocacy, job exploration, workplace readiness training, internship, and job placement opportunities. Work-experience activities take place both at the EMPOWER site, in the local community, and through self-employment activities.
The program has locations in Ahoskie, Jacksonville and Bern. Learn more about this program on Easterseals UCP’s Transition to Employment webpage, which provides an overview as well as eligibility and contact information.
Transition to Independent Living (Ahoskie)
Transition to Independent Living provides independent living support through coaching and monitoring technology to participants in the Transition to Employment program. Learn more about this program on Easterseals UCP’s Transition to Independent Living webpage, which provides a program overview and eligibility and contact information.
SensABLE Snacks (Ahoskie and New Bern)
The SensABLE Snacks program provides employment and volunteer opportunities to individuals with I/DD ages 16 to 26. Participants distribute food from local food banks in food desert areas in their surrounding communities. The trucks focus on three core values, employment, food access, and community. SensABLE Snacks was created in partnership between Easterseals UCP and Trillium Health Resources.
The program operates in Ahoskie and New Bern. Learn more on the SensABLE snacks webpage.
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