S.T.A.G.E.S. Youth Program

STAGES is a community based instruction program. STAGES stands for Students in Transition Achieving their Goals Empowered and Self-confident. Participants are young people with disabilities.

We believe that everyone has the right to determine the kind of life they would like to lead. Throughout the year, participants prepare for the challenges and opportunities of responsible adulthood. Youth learn to live and work more independently when they leave the school environment.

Students generally meet with transition specialists in small groups or individually during school hours. Occasionally, larger groups gather for special events when school is not in session.

Summer STAGES 2019
June 19 - August 30
For information, contact Lowell Gisel at

989-835-4041

S.T.A.G.E.S. FOCUS

CITIZENSHIP

PERSONAL AND RELATIONAL SKILLS

MONEY MANAGEMENT

HEALTH AND SAFETY 

HOME LIVING SKILLS 

COMMUNITY AWARENESS

EMPLOYMENT AND

POST-SECONDARY PREPARATION

Citizenship is a fundamental part of being an independent member of society. We will focus on obtaining a Michigan ID, volunteering, and practicing social skills.

Students will become empowered for their own personal growth and learn about self-advocacy.

We will focus on learning about daily handling of money, banking and budgeting.

Students will learn about calling 911, safety practices, health care options, health and nutrition.

Students will learn basic living skills like cooking, cleaning, making phone calls, doing laundry and shopping.

Students will learn about the various community opportunities available to them in the area. These include agencies, transportation, recreation options, and the library.

In preparation for impending adulthood, STAGES focuses on life after high school including choosing a career, choosing a school, resume formation, and employment skills.

 

© 2019 by M. Ivan 

Disability Network of Mid-Michigan.

1705 S. Saginaw Rd. Midland, MI 48640

Fax: 989-835-8121