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Youth & Young Adult
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Walton Options works with persons with disabilities of all ages, including with young persons with disabilities on their journey to independence. The Youth Services Teams in Georgia and South Carolina provide programs that instill knowledge today to empower a future. The program include a youth transitions program, a Peer Support Group for young adults ages 18 to 24 and an Assistive Technology Camp for children 8 to 12 years old.

Building Empowered Youth Obtaining Uniqueness!

BE YOU! Peer Support Group logo - BE is in dark blue and You is in bright green.One of our latest Peer Support Groups is designed specifically for young adults 18 to 26 with disabilities looking to build their independence and connect with other sharing similar experiences. It is all about Building Empowered Youth Obtaining Uniqueness! BE YOU works with young adults to help them build their confidence, connect with other young adults, build their skills and expand their future opportunities. The group regularly explores hot topics and looks for exciting things to participate in.

They focus on:

  • Social Skills
  • Advocacy
  • Transition Skills
  • Employment Skills
  • Understanding your Rights and Accommodations as an individual
  • Life Skills

BE YOU lets members know that they are not alone with Peer Support every time they meet. The group meets every 4th Tuesday of the month from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Click here to find out more about BE YOU! on Facebook and through the Meetup.com Page.

OH YEA!

Blue, green and white logo - star burst outlined in blue and then green with the text OH YEA! in the center.Options are available for youth ages 14 to 24 with disabilities!

Are you and your child looking for individualized/group support as together you look to the future and a career?

Do you want to encourage self-confidence, critical thinking, leadership skills, resilience and much more?

We have the resources for you! Through our work with partners in Georgia and South Carolina,m The Occupational Horizons Youth Empowering Activities (OH YEA!) program offers a variety of transition resources for youth in various settings.

As an extension of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), The OH YEA! Program reaches youth as they look to the future in school and beyond. We do this through:

  • Entrepreneurial Skills Training
  • Financial Planning
  • Pre-Employment Skills
  • Self-Determination Training
  • Person Centered Planning
  • Self-Advocacy Skills Training
  • Tutoring Referral Services
  • Work Experience Opportunities
  • Post-secondary Enrollment Counseling

OH YEA! is offered in Georgia (Richmond and Columbia Counties) and in South Carolina (Colleton, Allendale, Bamberg, Jasper and Beaufort Counties). To find out more about the OH YEA! program in your area, contact one our three Office Locations.

 

TEK Quest

If your child is between 8 and 12 years old, has a disability, and would like to learn more about using technology to make their lives more independent and fun, TEK Quest is the camp program for you.

The camp is designed to teach campers how to use assistive technology with a variety of impairments including:

  • Speech/Communication
  • Motor Control/Amputee
  • Visual
  • Learning disabilities

The learning atmosphere is personal and interactive for all participants including their parents and caregivers. Planning for the 2017 TEK Quest Program is currently under way. Please check back for more information on dates in the coming months. If you would like to learn more about TEK Quest, please visit the full website at TEKQuest.org.

If you are interested in any of our Youth Programs or Services, please contact Walton Options on 706-724-6262 to speak with an Information and Referral Specialist. Or complete the Self-Referral Form online by clicking here.

For more information about other programs, please click on the buttons below:

Assistive Technology &
Home Modifications

Employment Services
GA Vision Program
Nursing Home Transitions
STAR Program Hub
Work Incentives Planning and
Assistance (WIPA) Programs

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