The ARCH program serves children who have an intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder, or an emotional or behavioral challenge. They help provide and access supports for the child and their families. Support can include family support, respite, and care coordination. They also specialize in youth transitioning into adulthood.
Mansfield Hall, located in Burlington, is an innovative college support program and living and learning community for students with disabilities, who with additional individualized support, have the academic potential to be successful in college. Mansfield Hall is designed to support students with social communication challenges, executive functioning deficits, ADHD, learning disabilities, Asperger’s Syndrome, nonverbal learning disabilities, and mild autism.
Think College Vermont @ UVM/CDCI is a small, innovative, inclusive, academic, social, and vocational program for students with disabilities, including intellectual disabilities, seeking a college experience and career path. Participants earn a 9-18-credit Certificate of Professional Studies for non-matriculated students designed to include: academic enrichment, socialization, independent living and self-advocacy skills, and work experience and career skills.
VCIL offers transition programs for youths with disabilities transitioning from high school. Youth Transition will also provide youth group support and an opportunity to work one-on-one with someone who has been there. They offer trainings on: skills for employment, confidence building, and communication with others.
Vermont Family Network offers support and services for children with various disabilities. VFN is also an incredible resource for information about: Advocacy and Leadership, Disabilities or Special Health Needs, General and Special Education, and Transition to Adulthood. They also have limited funding opportunities for families.
Check out their incredible toolbox for transition into adulthood! http://www.vermontfamilynetwork.org/services/transition/transition-to-adulthood-toolkit/