PROJECT INDEPENDENCE

Families who have children with disabilities desire that their children thrive and become as independent as possible. Project Independence will partner with you and your child to provide you the tools to make that happen.

THE PROGRAM AND ITS PURPOSE

Project Independence provides two strands of six 2-1/2 hour trainings and an all-day college visit to parents/caregivers of children and young adults with disabilities.  The trainings occur during a week night from 6:00pm - 8:30pm with the first half-hour for dinner and the remaining two hours for training. One strand is for youth ages 14-21 years old and the other strand are for parents.  The  purpose of this project is for parents to understand their child's educational, developmental and transitional needs;  and for youth to have the ability to self-advocate and discover what they would like to do after leaving high school.

OUTCOMES

Parents and youth will have an increased knowledge of post high school options and community resources to make them successful with transition.  Participants will become advocates and hopefully pay it forward by helping inexperienced families. 

IMPACT

Project Independence will produce community advocates that will work with systems and stakeholders to better prepare children and youth to lead productive and independent adult lives to the maximum extent through high expectations in education.

The contents of this website were developed under a grant from the US Department of Education, #H328C160001. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the US Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. Project Officer, Perry Williams.

Contact

3131 S. Vaughn Way, #214  Aurora, CO 80014

 

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