Successful transition from school to adult life requires assessment and instruction in all areas of the expanded core curriculum, as well as an understanding of the intended post-secondary outcome for the student’s future. The transition process begins, at the latest, at the IEP when the student is age 14. Collaboration between the student, family, team of educators and future partners in targeted areas of living, working and learning can set students up for future success.
College & Scholarships
Below is a list of outside scholarship opportunities for students who are blind or visually impaired. With the exception of the McGregor Scholarship, these scholarships are not affiliated with Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired or endorsed by the school in any way. Please carefully review eligibility requirements and scholarship provisions before submitting an application for the following opportunities.
Transitioning to Work
IESBVI supports students’ needs related to work through the following:
- Direct instruction in in self-advocacy, employability skills, social skills, and much more
- Support of volunteer or work experience opportunities
- Collaboration with community partners for job shadowing and work exploration
- 4PLUS Transition Program – This program is for students who are in need of additional transition services in the areas of living, learning and working prior to completing their formal K-12 educational career.