Chicago has a job program specially designed for young adults with IEPs.
The Chicago office of Bridges from School to Work matches youth with disabilities between the ages of 17 and 24 with entry-level jobs requiring little to no experience.
Here are some examples of the types of support the Chicago Bridges program offers young adults:
The Chicago Bridges program began in 1990. Bridges staff members, known as Employer Representatives, work closely with each young person, providing instruction, guidance, and mentoring that increases confidence, builds character, and enhances professionalism. Young people leave the program ready to work and have success in their new role.
Talk to your advisor or counselor to see if Chicago Bridges is a good fit for you, or if you already know this is the right support for you, then complete their interest form today!