LVCIL provides a variety of transition and employment services for youth and young adults with disabilities. Below is a listing of the various programs LVCIL offers:
LIFE is a school-based program for students with disabilities, any age. Individualized services are available to enhance and supplement transition services provided by the school district, including:
These transition services prepare students ages 16-21 for competitive employment and independent living. Support is provided for:
LVCIL staff can also provide group presentations regarding work-essential skills, advocacy, and independent living in schools.
For information on Pre-Employment Transition Services, contact Micha Fell (Lehigh/Northampton) at 610-770-9781 x 130 or firstname.lastname@example.org; Sam Kibler (Carbon/Monroe) at 610-770-9781 x 155 or email@example.com
This interactive summer program focuses on work experiences and is designed for young adults ages 16-21. The program develops and reinforces the following skills:
This program is six weeks long, three days per week and is held at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom.
For information on Real World Lehigh Valley, contact Micha Fell at 610-770-9781 x 130 or firstname.lastname@example.org
S2L is a yearlong program for young adults with disabilities ages 14-25 who are making the transition out of high school. This youth led, youth driven program focuses on the following goals:
Ages 16-21 for OVR funded students.
For information on the S2L Group, contact Micha Fell at 610-770-9781 x 130 or email@example.com
VIP is a high school transition program which focuses on work-essential skills, independence, and employment readiness. The program runs five days per week through Cedarbrook Nursing Home.
This program operates in partnership with school districts, OVR, and Carbon-Lehigh Intermediate Unit 21 (CLIU 21).
For information on VIP, contact Aaron Heydt at 610-770-9781 x 149 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Students and young adults with disabilities will learn valuable skills to prepare for competitive employment and/or post-secondary success:
Work-Essential Skills Training (For Ages 16-27)
Post-Secondary Exploration and Training (Students Only, Ages 16-27)
For more information on Skills Training, contact Barry Unger at 484-725-9657 or email@example.com
Career Path is an innovative program for adults with disabilities. Career Path participants must be out-of-school and be eligible for or receiving services through OVR in Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, Monroe, or Upper Bucks counties. Services include:
SEED is a program that focuses on support services for young adults with disabilities who are students at Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC). LVCIL staff provide support for LCCC students on campus:
For more information on SEED, contact Aaron Heydt at 610-770-9781 x 149 or firstname.lastname@example.org