Introducing the APH ConnectCenter Transition Hub
Just in time for the new school year, the new APH ConnectCenter Transition Hub is a one-stop, easy-to-use, searchable resource of transition programs across the United States. The resource is available for school age students, teachers of the visually impaired, vocational rehabilitation professionals, and family members. Users can search for programs by state and program type; if a program has attendance fees, if a program is offered in languages other than English, or if a program is offered year-round or seasonally.
“The APH ConnectCenter Transition Hub opens the doors to career exploration, life skills training, mentoring and countless other tools and connections for maximizing lifelong success,” said Olaya Landa-Vialard, APH ConnectCenter Director. “This is a place where anyone can get the most updated lists and will grow as more agencies and schools upload their information.”
With the launch of the Transition Hub, state schools for the blind, blindness vocational rehabilitation agencies and partner nonprofit organizations that offer transition specific programs for teens and young adults will have the ability to register with the Transition Hub. As new programs come online, the Transition Hub will grow to meet the needs of thousands of young people in search of life skills and career empowerment training across the United States and the world.
Made possible through a grant from The Gibney Family Foundation, the APH ConnectCenter Transition Hub is proud to have inaugural partners, The Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER), Vision Serve Alliance (VSA), and Perkins School for the Blind’s Perkins Compass Program supporting critical transition services for youth with visual impairments and blindness. The professionals, organizations, schools, and agencies represented by our partners are on the front lines of advocating for and supporting transition services for youth with visual impairments and blindness.
Visit the APH ConnectCenter Transition Hub and see the possibilities unfold.